Wensleydale chef wins award for work with game

Tristan, right, is presented with the ward by Adam Henson and James Horne.

A Wensleydale chef has won an award for his work with game.

Tristan Prudden, from Bainbridge, was named as the Champion of Champions at the Eat Game 2018 Awards Ceremony at Boisdale Canary Wharf in London earlier this month.

Tristan was a finalist in two categories of this year’s awards and was the judges’ choice for ‘the top award “for going above and beyond in every area of the promoting and serving of game”.

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Tristan is currently head chef to the Wyvill family at Constable Burton Hall near Leyburn where he caters for shooting parties throughout the season.

Tristan trained at the Tante Marie Cookery Academy where he graduated as Student of the Year in 2010 and since then has honed his talent.

Tristan said he had long been passionate about cooking with game and delights at the opportunity to cook with produce fresh from the moors.

Tristan said he was convinced he had not won when acclaimed game chefs including Tom Kitchin and Tom Aikens were announced.

He said that when he was named as winner of the final award he was “surprised and absolutely thrilled”.

He said: “I love working with game, fresh from the moors and it is great to have such a loyal following  who appreciate my food and took the time to vote for me.”

His award was presented by James Horne, chairman of James Purdey & Son, and Adam Henson of BBC’s Countryfile programme.

Tristan and D’Arcy Wyvill celebrated the win with their invited guests at the awards dinner.