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LBS pastry chef wins Elior’s Chef of the Year

Stuart Tarff, Lexington pastry chef at London Business School, has been revealed as Elior’s Chef of the Year at the Elior Awards for Excellence – hosted by football legend Gary Lineker.

After winning Lexington’s ‘Chef of the Year’ last year, with a four ways beetroot and goat’s cheese salad; cannon lamb with a carrot panna cotta and lamb éclair; and a chocolate and orange mousse, Stuart was shortlisted for the national finals of Elior’s UK culinary competition.

Stuart's main wowed the judging panel, who said it was “presented with flair and great attention to detail”.

He was ultimately crowned the winner at last week's Elior’s Awards, where as one of the three grand finalists he served his main dish to over 220 guests.

Catherine Roe, Elior chief executive, said “Stuart is an incredibly talented chef who fully engaged with this year’s competition, preparing innovative dishes that were truly incredible.”

Stuart will join the other category winners on a once in a lifetime trip to Vietnam, learning local recipes, visiting farms and producers, whilst taking in sights including Ho Chi Mihn City and Ha Long Bay.

Join us in congratulating Stuart and we look forward to seeing some new Vietnamese dishes on the menu later in the year!


Pictured (L-R) – Gary Lineker, OBE, Stuart Tarff, and Peter Joyner, Elior’s Food Development Director