Masterchefs at The Galley Restaurant

From: Galley Restaurant
Published: Fri Feb 26 2010

Ed McLachlan, Sous Chef for The Galley Restaurant, Topsham, Devon has won Master Chefs’ Apprentice of The Year held by The Master Chefs of Great Britain. The annual award is made in recognition for outstanding achievement on the Master Chefs’ advanced training diploma course. The scheme acknowledges the hard work and dedication required by any young chef who enters the catering trade at the top end of the market and the high level of skill they need to acquire.

The prize for winning this prestigious award is two weeks at the Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. ‘The University is recognised as one of the leaders of culinary excellence in the USA, and is a great networking tool for young and like minded chefs’ says Paul Da-Costa-Greaves, Head Chef and owner of The Galley Restaurant.

On returning to the UK, Ed will hold the title of this year’s ‘Apprentice of The Year’ which in itself has its rewards. ‘I’m extremely pleased with my achievement and really looking forward to my trip to America. I’ve grown to be quite passionate about my cooking, certainly over the last two years, and now, having the opportunity to do something that other Sous Chefs will never do, has made me even more determined to make a successful career out of my passion,’ says Ed.

The Master Chefs of Great Britain was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the exchange of culinary ideas and to further the profession through training and guidance to young chefs. Local Celebrity Chef Paul Da-Costa-Greaves, himself a Master Chef, has mentored Ed for the past four years and will continue to do so as Ed grows in his role as Sous Chef at The Galley Restaurant. Paul says, ‘the Apprentice of The Year award is a fantastic achievement for Ed, he is an excellent, dedicated young chef who has put the hours in and it’s paid off’.

The Galley Restaurant is a multi award-winning fish and seafood restaurant located on the Quays in Topsham. Housed in a 15th century highly characterised property, The Galley overlooks the river Exe providing diners with panoramic views. Both lunch and dinner sittings are available and diners are treated to a culinary delight from Master Chef Paul Da-Costa-Greaves and Master Chef Apprentice of The Year Ed McLachlan.

For further trade or press information, an interview with Ed McLachlan or an interview with Paul Da-Costa-Greaves please contact Studiowide Ltd at or Tel: 0151 708 5678. For further information about The Galley Restaurant, or to book a table please call: 01392 876078 or visit
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