Meet the England National Culinary Team
The BCF is delighted to introduce the line up for the 2021 England National Team, to find out more about each member, simply click on the pictures below.
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TEAM COACH OF ENGLAND’S NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM
Director of food at Fuller's, Paul Dickinson is a classically trained chef whose success in delivering winning solutions in complex catering environments has propelled him to executive roles across multiple organisations, implementing strategic leadership and change management. Paul will be England’s Team Coach for the Culinary World Cup, Luxembourg in 2022.
You can read more about Paul here.
ENGLAND’S NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM MEMBERS
He found the world of chef competitions a true challenge and a great way to constantly develop new skills and build relationships with other like minds. Besides competing with the National Team, Adam has competed in many competitions, including National Chef of the Year, Bocuse d’Or UK final 2017, Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire International, Roux Scholarship and Compass Chef of the Year, which he won in 2014.
He has competed with the military for 11 years, achieving multiple international and national Gold medals, with the highlight of achieving double Gold and 4th at the Culinary Word Cup, Expogast, Luxembourg for regional teams. He has also been a finalist in the National Chef of the Year.
He has worked at the London Carriage Works in Liverpool with Paul Askew, was part of the opening team at The Hilton in the Panoramic 34 restaurant. Also worked with Mark Fletcher and his team at The Mere, Knutsford, recently taking on a new challenge leading the Pastry Team at Restaurant 20 Stories in Manchester.
Bear has over 14 years competition experience and has been part of the RAF Buffet team, Combined Services Culinary Arts Team and England’s National Culinary Team. Some of his highlights include winning “Bake Off, Crème de la Crème”, representing the UK in the World Chocolate Masters, winning double Gold medals in the Culinary World Cup and the Culinary Olympics. He has won numerous Gold medals with the Combined Services team in Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia and Hospitality Show, including a highly prized Best in Class award for La Parade des Chefs.