The Great Sausage Roll Off (#rolloff)
Since 2013, we have been giving this much overlooked buffet item the attention it deserves with the creation of the almost, nearly, infamous, Great Sausage Roll Off. A bit like the X Factor meets Masterchef, it is an evening of crazy culinary pleasure, taken in the most seriously light hearted way.
It is a live cooking event where around 20 professional chefs take their turns to create, roll and bake their own take on the Sausage Roll. It’s no mean feat, the cooking goes on in heats and lasts up to four hours!
This year’s event held on the 5th February will see 20 chefs fighting for the title and will also be raising money for Hospitality Action. It will once again be compared by Beer & Food writer Melissa Cole. New to the Great Sausage Roll Off this year are sponsors Asahi, the returning sponsors are Rational UK, I.O Shen Knives, Netherton Foundry, Mrs R’ganics and our very own Fuller’s.
The 2020 Rolloff Live Stream
The contestants final line up:Danny Kingston - Food Urchin via Essex
Majella O'Connell - Pavlova & Cream, London
Davin Browning - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Maurizio Pellegrini - The Italian Club Bakery, Liverpool
Charlie Hodson - Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes
Alan Chilton - Bower inn, Bridgwater
Anton Manganaro - BAFTA, Piccadilly, London
Adrian Oliver - Cornish Field Kitchen, Padstow
Jason Thomas Ring - Vacherin, London
Alec Tomasso - The Weeping Chef, St Albans
James Taylor - The Bulls Head, Heyside, Oldham
Adam Lestrelle - Roehampton Club, London
Ben Handley - The Duck Inn, Stanhoe, Norfolk
Matt Colk - The Gun, Docklands, London
Amber Southon - The Quarryman’s Arms , Corsham, Wiltshire
Phil Harrison - Bears Ice Cream Company, London
Robert Taylor - The Compasses Inn, Canterbury
David Steele - Bartlett Mitchell, London
Iain Devine & Alan Paton - The Drunken Butcher & Alan Paton , Manchester & East Anglia
2019 Winner Adrian Oliver
Last Year’s winner was Padstow chef Adrian Oliver with a Cornish Pork, Bacon & Sage creation, a simple concept but with a five star execution, perfect balance of flavours & beautiful pastry, all the judges agreed.
Second place AGAIN went to 2017 champ Norfolk’s Charlie Hodson
And Bronze medal position was awarded to Roll Off stalwart & 2016 champion Phil Harrison of Hammersmith’s The Bears Ice Cream Company.
Thank you to all who bravely entered & who made the massive effort in giving up their time to trek here for the night, do not underestimate the amount of commitment it takes to enter this serious chef competition , it is definitely not for the feint hearted.This year we made the proud decision to support a fantastic charity of Hospitality Action. The Great Sausage Roll Off has produced such a chef camaraderie over the years that it made it an obvious choice to partner. Established in 1837 Hospitality Action, the Hospitality Industry Benevolent Organisation, has offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis, if you, or somebody you know is in need of some kind of help, call the helpline on 0808 802 0282 (24/7) where someone is there to help NOW !
The Great Sausage Roll Off is huge on Twitter. Get involved, watch the banter and use #rolloff
If you wish to apply for #rolloff 2020 it will held on the 5th February you can apply by filling in the form below …… Good Luck !