Every year, the Good Food Guide team recognises excellence across the restaurant industry. Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of The Good Food Guide, comments on what made the Sanchez Brothers stand out this year.
“Over the past couple of years Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias have grown in stature and I’m really pleased to be able to rank them with the best chefs in the UK in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015. The brothers have come to understand what people want to eat, put a high premium on seasonality and freshness, and deliver dishes that are vibrantly seasoned, intricately composed and utterly delicious. As a result, Casamia is proud, vital and very much worth a visit. “
Jonray Sanchez, head chef and proprietor of Casamia comments “We are ecstatic to have won Best Chefs in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015. We’ve worked so hard in the last eight years to earn recognition and the fact that a guide we respect so much thinks we’re worthy of this title is simply amazing. We’re not going to stop here; we’re going to work even harder, trying new ways to create spectacular food. Our ultimate aim is the Holy Grail: three Michelin stars.”
Casamia also secured the 39th spot in the revered Top 50 restaurant listing in The Good Food Guide 2015.
Peter Sanchez continues, “As the only establishment in Bristol we are thrilled to achieve a spot in the top 50 in such a highly acclaimed guide alongside restaurants such as L’Enclume, Cumbria, The Fat Duck, Berkshire and The Ledbury, London. The UK restaurant scene is full of exceptional culinary talent and to be considered as one of the best gives us such encouragement and inspiration to continue pushing boundaries within our kitchen and hopefully one day make number one.”
The award marks the culmination of public feedback, anonymous visits and deliberations by a team of inspectors across the country. Jonray & Peter join a renowned alumni of other great chefs who have been given this award in previous years including Angela Hartnett, Sat Bains, Simon Rogan and Jason Atherton.
The chef of the year award is one of eight Editor’s Awards featured in the The Good Food Guide 2015 which will be published on the 8th September.