Guest Host | John Torode

Guest Host
John Torode

John Torode said: "I had a brilliant time at Kitchen Inferno last year and I am really excited to be returning to Jersey for the 2016 event. Cooking a fine dining menu for 150 guests will be tough for these novice chefs, but no doubt they will rise to the challenge and raise lots of money in the process for two very worthwhile charities."

Jacksons, headline sponsor, has kindly made it possible for John Torode to come to Jersey to host Kitchen Inferno. Thank you for your support.

Paul Collier, CEO at Jacksons said, “Kitchen Inferno is a fun and increasingly iconic event which Jacksons is delighted to be involved with this year. Providing support towards this type of charity event is an important part of what we do as a business."

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Local Chefs

Chef Steve Smith & Chef Ellen de Jager Smith


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Steve Smith, Head Chef at Michelin Starred Bohemia

Steve Smith has held a Michelin Star for over 15 years from the age of just 24. Steve joined Bohemia in 2013 and acquired a Michelin Star in less than a year. Steve has created a truly outstanding dining experience with his ingredient and flavour driven tasting menus.

Ellen de Jager Smith, Head Pastry Chef at Michelin Starred Bohemia

Ellen de Jager Smith is responsible for the pastry kitchen and creates exciting desserts for the restaurant and Afternoon Tea. Ellen is originally from South Africa and trained at the Christina Martin School of Food and Wine. Ellen holds an International Certificate in food and catering, and an International Diploma in food & wine.

“We feel privileged to be a part of such a fantastic event which is raising money for two great causes. It will be a challenging but an exciting experience and we can’t wait to showcase our innovative menu on the night and see how the contestants handle the pressure!”

Chef David Cameron

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From the age of six, David’s dream was to become a chef. “I consider myself very lucky that I have been able to live my boyhood dream, not many guys are fortunate enough to say that.”

David owned his own restaurant The Village Bistro for 9 years where he gained a Red M and a converted Michelin star.

He is currently the Head Chef at The Square, which is all about seafood, steaks, barbecue and live music.

“I’m delighted to be taking part in Kitchen Inferno again this year and I’m looking forward to putting some new contestants through their paces in this exciting and challenging event. Last year was really successful and we’re hoping to raise even more for charity in 2016.”

Chef Phani Kundeti


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Kundeti joined the Hotel de France in 2007 and has achieved notable recognition in both the Channel Islands and the UK. He enjoys the challenge and diversity of designing and producing exceptional deserts for Saffrons Restaurant and for banquets. Kundeti continues to push his capabilities and gain new ideas and experience through specialised training with the Chocolate Academy, Banbury, in chocolate making and flavours, also completing the Diploma in Nutrition in 2015.

“Our expectations are high and it will be interesting to see how the contestants cope. Kitchen Inferno provides great food, an entertaining evening and a brilliant opportunity to raise money for and awareness of worthwhile charities.”