Lewis is frying high as he scoops chef of year again
IT could be said that he has the midas touch at the stove.
Michelin-star chef Ross Lewis has added another award to his quiver after he was named as chef of the year for 2010 yesterday.
The co-owner of Chapter One on Dublin's Parnell Square was put forward by the readers of 'Food & Wine' magazine and given the award by a panel of judges. "Everyone gets their day and you always expect it to end. I really wasn't [expecting it]," he said.
"It has been a tough year for the industry. In Chapter One, we have weathered the storm by and large. But you have to make sure you work hard and give value for money."
It is the second time he has picked up the honour.
Yesterday's afternoon prize-giving at Dublin's Four Seasons hotel was a double victory for Lewis as Chapter One, which he opened with Martin Corbett in 1992, also won restaurant of the year.
Other high-profile chefs who were commended were Kevin Thornton of Thorntons and Derry Clarke of L'Ecrivain.