Bristol chef wins Chef of the Year in The Good Food Guide

Peter Sanchez - Iglesias

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias has won this year’s Editors’ Award for Chef of the Year in the 2018 edition of The Good Food Guide.

Peter received a cooking score of eight at his restaurant Casamia in Bristol and climbed from no.27 last year to make it to number ten in this year’s guide.

The guide’s editor, Elizabeth Carter, said: “It seems fitting that such a vibrant foodie hotspot as Bristol should supply our latest chef of the year, though Peter Sanchez Iglesias is no stranger to Good Food Guide awards. With his brother Jonray, Peter picked up Best Up and Coming Chef(s) award in 2008 and they were joint Chef(s) of the Year in 2015, winning the award shortly before Jonray’s tragic death at the age of 32.

“Now solo in the kitchen, Peter has emerged as a serious reputation maker in his own right – you could say against all odds – and the new look Casamia has won all our hearts. There is nothing complacent about this ultra smooth-running operation, care and attention to detail are second to none, from the thrilling food to the staff who look genuinely pleased to see you.”

Commenting on his award, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias said: “The Good Food Guide is a British food institution. The year Jonray and I achieved this award was undoubtedly a highlight of our career together. The team at Casamia has achieved so much since relocating to new premises back in January 2016. Everything we do we believe in 100%. The dedication and time commitment by the team is truly reflected in this incredible award. It has been a tough two years but I am so thankful to have such amazing people around me.

“I believe this award will fuel me and the team to achieve our full potential and presents the opportunity for more people to hear about a little restaurant in Bristol that defied all odds.”

The Good Food Guide is published by Waitrose on September 4. RRP £17.99.