The Great Sausage Roll Off is returning to Fuller’s Red Lion, in Barnes, London, on Wednesday, 8th February. The contest is now a firm fixture on the culinary calendar.
Alan Chilton, the 2020 Roll Off champion. Photographs: Fuller’s
The event will be hosted by Red Lion managers Angus McKean and Claire Morgan. Previous years’ judging panels have included Michelin-starred chefs, MasterChef winners, food critics and other icons of the British culinary scene.
The organisers are now hunting for competitors from all walks of catering — pub chefs, hotel chefs, development chefs, food writers, chefs from restaurants, cafes, food trucks, contract caterers, and beyond.
Anyone looking to get their sausage roll creations in front of the expert judges can enter the competition by completing the online entry form. The event will raise funds for the charity Hospitality Action.
Angus said: “Claire and I are really excited to bring Roll Off back. After nearly three years of no sausage rolling due to the pandemic, we’re ready to bring the competition back with a bang(er), and we can’t wait to see some new creations, innovations, and clever twists on the famous classic.
“We started Roll Off as a bit of fun back in 2013 and it was an instant success, capturing people’s imagination and giving a night of serious, tongue-in-cheek fun for some very talented cooks and our lovely customers.
“It has since snowballed into a special spectacle and a night for industry folk to come and let their hair down in a kind of X-Factor meets Masterchef way. The Great Sausage Roll Off has also developed into a fledging charity fundraiser and a magnet for all foodies to come and rub shoulders with some of hospitality’s shining stars and glitterati. Never underestimate who you may bump into at Roll Off.”