Diane Camp (above), development chef at wholesaler Reynolds, has been named Development Chef of the Year by The Craft Guild of Chefs.
The coveted Development Chef of the Year are open to chefs involved in the creation and development of food products for the retail and foodservice industry. The 2016 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards ceremony took place in London’s Lancaster Hotel last week and was attended by over 800 guests.
Diane has been at the Waltham Cross-based wholesaler for four years, playing “an instrumental role” in the company’s operations. She spends her days creating concepts and food offers aligned to current high street trends, making it possible for Reynolds to continue to deliver a market-leading proposition to its clients.
“Being presented with the award from The Craft Guild of Chefs is a tremendous honour, and the highest accolade I have received in my professional career,” she said. “This would not be possible without the mentoring and guidance of Ian Nottage, as well as the continued support of the Reynolds management team, for which I am very grateful for. Thanks also to my customers whose experience is at the centre of everything we do at Reynolds. Here’s to our next exciting innovation!”
Tony Reynolds, MD of Reynolds, commented: “Diane is an exceptionally skilled development chef, and she thoroughly deserves the recognition this award brings. The whole team are very proud of her.”
The other nominees in the development chef category were Clive Goudercourt from the National Trust, Jack Jepson-Sykes from Pabulum Catering and Dan Kelly from Vacherin.