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Graham Crump crowned British BBQ champion

bbqCongratulations to Graham Crump, Warwick's Group Executive Chef, he was crowned winner of the British Barbecue Battle 2014.The final took place on 18 June in the historic and picturesque surroundings of Blenheim Palace.

The finals saw eight contestants divided into four categories; Golf Club and Events, Pub, University, and Hotels. Their task was to cook a three course meal in a one-hour timeframe on a barbecue.

Graham’s winning menu was a starter of king prawns with pickle lemon coriander and garlic butter, in a lion yoghurt and mint dressing, a main of lamb ox-spring kebab served on a toasted flatbread, crispy salad and crunchy pork popcorn, with a lion hickory barbecue sauce and lion ranch dressing and for dessert a banana, marshmallow and chocolate brioche.

Ray Hall, managing director sponsors RH Hall said:

This has been a fantastic day, the standard was exceptionally high and the judging exceptionally close, each menu cooked showed real innovation, creativity and skill. I would like to congratulate Graham, a worthy winner in a very closely contested battle!”