The Great Sausage Roll Off will be returning to the Red Lion, Barnes, on 8th February, and members of the esteemed judging panel have been revealed.
Claire Morgan and Angus McKean, general managers of the pub, launched the competition in 2013. It sees competitors from across the country cook and serve their sausage roll creations to a panel of judges. A champion is then crowned.
Open to chefs from all background, this year’s Roll Off entries have been whittled down to a final 16. There are no specific entry criteria — just a thoughtful recipe, with a twist of passion and a whole lot of love.
Anyone looking to sample these delicious treats, alongside the judges, can head to The Red Lion on the night for an evening of sausage rolls and merriment, all while raising money for Hospitality Action.
The judging panel comprises:
- Simon Rimmer (Sunday Lunch)
- James O’Brien (LBC)
- Kate Nicholls OBE (UK Hospitality)
- Daniel Clifford (Midsummer House)
- Pip Lacey (Hicce)
Angus McKean said: “I am so excited to show off this year’s judging panel, and I’m very humbled by their commitment to head down to Barnes for the night. We’ve not held Roll Off for three years, so I’m delighted we are coming back with a bang(er) this year. The calibre of judges means our entrants have a tough challenge ahead of them.
“The competition is always a bit of fun for everyone involved, but this year it is tinged with a little more emotion than usual, with a chance for us all to come together and share the tribulations our industry has had and continues to experience. What better way to do it than over a world class sausage roll and a beer (or two)?”