The William Heptinstall Award

William Heptinstall Award Winners

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Award Destination
2018Charlotte WhatcottThe RAF Club, LondonMcMillan & Morin in Montreal, CanadaCharlotte Whatcott
2017Arthur Bridgeman QuinThe Punch Bowl Inn, CrosthwaiteFrance 
2016Adam BoonL'Enclume, CumbriaDaniel Berlin, Malmö 
2015Melissa PaulSanderson, LondonArzak, San Sebastián; Paris: Laurent Duchêne & Claire DamonMelissa Paul
2014Michael HarrisonEvans & Peel, LondonAttica, Melbourne; The French Laundry, California; Stone Barns, Blue Hill, NY
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2013James GoodyearLe Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsNew York, USAJames Goodyear
2012James ForsythDinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin OrientalSydney, AustraliaJames Forsyth
2011Paul WeaverThe Sportsman, WhitstableFäviken Magasinet, Järpen & Frantzén/Lindeberg, StockholmPaul Weaver
2010Sarah FranklandWilliam Curley, TwickenhamThierry Mulhaupt, Strasbourg; Arnaud Larher, Paris; Frederic Madelaine, TokyoSarah Frankland
2009Martin Malinowski-EvansCafe 21, Newcastle upon TyneNew York, USAMartin Malinowski-Evans
2008Thomas HuntUnderdog Group, LondonVilla Bordoni, Tuscany & Martín Berasategui, SpainThomas Hunt
2007Andy BallThe Ritz Hotel, LondonUSA: Daniel; Per Se; WD~50. Napa Valley Wineries Andy Ball
2006Paul FosterRadcliffe House, CoventryL'Auberge de l'Ile; WD~50; The French LaundryPaul Foster
2005Mark MachinSienna Restaurant, BridportPays Basque (Chez Ruffet & Martín Berasategui)Mark Machin
2004Nick EdgarLe Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsUSA: WD~50; Charlie Trotter; Tru ; AllineaNick Edgar
2003Magalie LerayRoyal Automobile ClubPaul Bocuse, Lyon, France; The French Laundry, Napa, USA; Villa d'Este, ItalyMagalie Leray
2002Gary KilminsterHouse of Commons Refreshment DepartmentSuvretta House, SwitzerlandGary Kilminster
2001Gary Magnani1 Lombard Street, LondonAustralia: Becasse; Quay; Rockpool; Sailor's Thai; SaltGary Magnani
2000Roy BrownThe Peat Inn, Cupar, FifeAward not claimed 
1999Graham FoxThe Castle, TauntonThe Fearrington House, Pittsboro, N Carolina, USAGraham Fox
1998Peter WoodsThe Savoy, LondonHong KongPeter Woods
1997Richard HarrisonThe Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite  
1996William CurleyLe Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsL'Esperance, FranceWilliam Curley
1995Gary John RobinsonSton Easton Park Hotel, BathLe Moulin de Mougin, Aix-en-Provence, FranceGary John Robinson
1994Michelle MaguireThe Connaught Hotel, LondonLucerne, Switzerland - specialising in pastry 
1993No award given   
1992Michael MacdonaldNico at 90 Park Lane, LondonLe Moulin de Mougin and Le Clos de Violette, Aix-en-Provence, FranceMichael Macdonald
1991Anthony RobinsonThe Savoy Hotel, LondonL'Hotel Bel Au, Cap Ferrat, France 
1990Paul CarterThe Connaught Hotel, LondonRitz-Carlton, Laguna, California, USAPaul Carter
1989Philip SedgwickMosimann's, LondonDer Teufelhoy, Basle, Switzerland; later GermanyPhilip Sedgwick
1988Paul WalkerLittle Hammond Restaurant, Inglestone, Essex  
1987Winston MatthewsPortman Inter-Continental, LondonWorked in Saumur and other areas of FranceWinston Matthews
1986Christopher DaviesThe Connaught Hotel, LondonLe Chateaux de MontreuilChristopher Davies
1985John MurrayThe Connaught Hotel, LondonLe Moulin de Mougin, Aix-en-Provence, FranceJohn Murray
1984David SummerellThe Dorchester Hotel, London David Summerell
1983Stephen DyerChez Nico, LondonL'Amandier Restaurant, Mougins, FranceStephen Dyer
1982Nigel DidcockThe Connaught Hotel, LondonLe Roanne le Troisgros, Marseilles, FranceNigel Didcock
1981Kevin CapeSlough College, Portman & Connaught Hotels, LondonWorcester, Massachusetts, USAKevin Cape
1980Bryan WebbDrangway Restaurant, SwanseaRestaurant Mere Poulard, Mont St Michel, FranceBryan Webb
1979Brian HamiltonChewton Glen Hotel, HampshireLa Reserve de Beaulieu, Beaulieu sur Mer, France 
1978Zoë Borlandex-Croydon College of Higher Education, LondonFeldkirchen, Austria - specialising in confectionery and baking 
1977Sally CollierIsle of Eriska Hotel, ArgyllUSA 
1976Roger EvansWestminster College & Grosvenor House, LondonThe Sheraton Hotel, Brussels, Belgium 
1975Robert HarrisonPriory Hotel, BathAward not claimed 
1974Keith MitchellKenmore Hotel, Perthshire; later at Roman Camp Hotel, CallanderErlenbach, Zurich 
1973Larry JohnstoneMiller Howe Hotel, WindemereBurgundy area, France