Pork off: Great Sausage Roll Off competition postponed until 2023

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21 Jan 2022, 12:34

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Crumbling news over in the cooking world. The annual contest which sees chefs across the UK compete in a sausage-roll-off is being pushed back until next year due to pressures in hospitality.

Angus McKean and Claire Morgan, licensees of the Red Lion in Barnes who started it in 2013, said: "Competing in the Roll Off is a major challenge for competitors – it takes time to devise, perfect and hone your sausage roll and everyone has been under so much pressure over the Christmas period with working from home guidance, cancellations and staff self-isolating that we decided not to add more pressure.

"Obviously we couldn't hold it last year either, so this was a tough call."

The pair added: "Having had three years to come up with a winning entry, we're expecting the competition to be very fierce when it returns and we will be expecting great things in the world of sausage rolls."

The event hasn't taken place since 2020 when chef Alan Chilton from the Bower Inn in Somerset won and raised £3,500 for industry charity Hospitality Action.

Judges leading the sausage extravaganza included chefs Russell Bateman, Paul Foster, Paul Cunningham and DJ Lucy Horobin.

(Sausage) roll on next year...