A talented young chef has secured a place in a prestigious project designed to showcase rising culinary talent.
Jonathan Hawthorne, 25, of Queensbury, hopes to cook up a storm when he takes part in Chefs of Tomorrow in February.
The project was masterminded by Dan Doherty, executive chef of top London restaurant Duck & Waffle.
Monthly events will be hosted at different restaurants around London and Jonathan has been selected for the first event at Pizarro, Bermondsey, where he will create a course for guests to enjoy.
The nights will act as a springboard for the young chef’s careers, giving them a chance to showcase their talent, network and learn how to work in the industry.
Jonathan currently works at the Quay restaurant, Sydney - one of the most awarded restaurants in Australia.
“It’s a really amazing opportunity, I’m excited and I think it’s going to be great,” Jonathan said.
“I used to dream about things like this.
“Dan Doherty wants to give young chefs a chance and it’s about getting that exposure to move further forward with your career.
“I just want to see what will come out of it, it will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings.”
Ambitious Jonathan, who previously worked as a sous chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Box Tree, Ilkley, added that he would love to become the face of Yorkshire in the culinary world.
For more information about the project, visit wwww.chefsoftomorrow.co.uk