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 offering was held on 30th January and was once again compered by Beer & Food writer Melissa Cole. The returning sponsors were Rational UK, I.O Shen Knives, Netherton Foundry, Mrs R’ganics and our very own Fuller’s.
We had a stunning line up of chefs from up & down the country, along with top judges ; Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch, Andrew Clarke from Brunswick House, Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire & Holburn Dining Room Exec Chef Calum Franklin.
2019 Winner Adrian Oliver
This 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 !