LUKE Sanderson, chef de partie at Hudson’s, the three-AA rosette restaurant at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, has made it to the final three in the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Young Chefs Competition 2017.

The winner of the competition will be announced on Friday, March 24.

The Young Chefs Competition is in its 41st year and takes place in more than 25 countries around the world. The winner from each country will go on to the international final, this year held in Frankfurt in September.

Craig Atchinson, head chef at Hudson’s, said: “We’re all incredibly proud of Luke to have made it to the top three in this internationally acclaimed competition for young chefs, and we have our fingers crossed for him.

“Luke has a real talent and passion for what he does, and he has come so far in the four years he has been with us.

“He has a bright future ahead of him at The Grand and I know he will continue to go from strength to strength.”

The competition aims to support and promote future young chefs by giving them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills.

Each contestant was given an identical, previously unidentified “market basket” containing certain basic ingredients. Using all of these ingredients, as well as drawing on a variety of staples from a pantry, the contestants were asked to compose and complete a three-course menu for four people. Among the judges was Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche.