Adam Bennett, head chef at Simpsons, and Nathalie McDonagh, Heritage Silverware. It took a team of silversmiths 500 hours to manufacture the items to present Adam’s menu at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyon.
Birmingham-based Heritage Silverware was on show at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France last week following a special collaboration with Simpson’s head chef, Adam Bennett.Adam represented the UK in the world final of Bocuse d’Or - finishing fourth overall, the UK’s highest-ever ranking in the competition – and won the title of best meat dish for his oak-smoked beef fillet and boiled beef and carrots, which was presented on bespoke silverware created by Heritage.
Heritage Silverware spent over 500 hours manufacturing 115 pieces for Adam’s menu including miniature hand-blown glass cloches, specially selected pieces of British oak and silver-plated oak leaves.Designer Nathalie McDonagh worked with Adam Bennett over the past year to create a completely new concept to complement his menu and fulfil the criteria of the competition. Speaking about the range, Nathalie said:
“Heritage has been privileged and honoured to work with Adam on his entry to the Bocuse d’Or, which is widely acknowledged as the biggest and most prestigious chefs’ competition in the world. We have nothing but huge admiration for the amount of time and dedication that he has put in, and Birmingham can feel immensely proud of his achievements.”
Based in Small Heath, Birmingham, Heritage Silverware was founded in 1976 and manufactures for clients across the world including The Ritz, The Dorchester and the Orient Express.