The Staff Canteen: Chef of the Year Nominee Michael Sutherland Wants your Vote
October 29, 2020
The Staff Canteen have launched an online hospitality industry awards, to give some recognition to those that make the hospitality industry great. There’s 6 categories you could be nominated for, and today, we’ve spoken with Michael Sutherland, who has been nominated for Chef of the Year – alongside some huge industry names, such as Tom Aikens, Claire Smyth, Tom Kitchin, Carlo Scotto and Claude Bosi – to name only a few!!
Check out below to see what Michael had to say!
Hi Michael, tell us a little about yourself. Where you work and where your passion for cooking came from.
I’m Michael Sutherland – Head Chef of the Mirabelle Restaurant at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. My passion for cooking came from being a school kid and the only real subject I was good at was Food Technology! So, my teacher at the time persuaded me to start college after school, in catering and hospitality, and instantly I fell in love.
What would you describe your cooking style as?
My cooking style is currently modern British with some Nordic influences. I use an abundance of seasonal and great produce from my suppliers, as well as local farmers.
Tell us a little bit about the awards.
These awards are huge! To me, being on a list with Tom Aikens, Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Clare Smyth to name a few is crazy! I have pushed myself so much these last couple of years and to get into the final 6 would be a massive achievement by itself – so fingers crossed!