The Great Sausage Roll Off announces 2016 shortlist


Following hard on the heels of the Scotch Egg Challenge comes another bar snack competition - this year's Great Sausage Roll Off. The annual event is now in its fourth year and take place at The Red Lion in Barnes.

Hot Dinners managed to inveigle them to give us the shortlist of those entering their finest rolls in this year's contest. Both 2015 and 2014's champions are back to defend/claim back their title, so it sounds like it'll be one hell of a contest.

This year’s judging panel includes Emma Spitzer [Masterchef 2015 Finalist], Thane Prince [Eat Judge on The Big Allotment Challenge], Tom Kemble [Head Chef, Bonhams Restaurant] and Kate Spicer [food critic]. It'll take place next week, hosted by award-winning beer and food writer Melissa Cole.

Shortlisted chefs

  • Alec Tomasso, ‘The Weeping Chef’
  • Eden Allsworth Representing East Kent College
  • Johnnie Mountain
  • Ollie Couillaud ,Co-owner, Sams Of Brighton
  • Allan Picket, Piquet Restaurant, Newman Street
  • Si Toft, The Dining Room, Abersoch, Wales
  • Oliver Marlow, DM Group Pubs
  • Sven Hanson-Britt, Miele Great Britain
  • Alan Paton of Stoke By Nayland Hotel & Golf Resort, Suffolk
  • Calum Franklin, The Holborn Dining Room
  • Gavin Sinden, The Stonemason Arms, Hammersmith
  • Jade Clark, The Hinds Head Hotel, Aldermaston
  • Jonathan Pellew, The Blue Boat, W6
  • Kevin Jones, The Chamberlain Hotel, London,
  • Matt Hill, Down Hall Country House Hotel, Bishop’s Stortford
  • Phil Harrison, The Anglesea Arms, W6
  • Rob Hunter, The Gun Docklands, Canary Wharf
  • BNY Mellon John Grabecki, ‘Roll Off’ champion 2015
  • Matt Hunter, The Star Inn the City, York
  • Lehman Street Tavern (new Geronimo Inns site)
  • MYPIE Pie Truck Owner & Chef Chris Brumby, ‘Roll Off’ champion 2014
  • The Great Sausage Roll Off takes place on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 7pm at The Red Lion, 2 Castelnau, London SW13 9RU. Keep up with their news on Twitter @RedLionBarnes