Devon Chef Wins Big at Trenchermans Awards 2020

Head Chef of the Angel Taste of Devon in Dartmouth, Elly Wentworth and her team are celebrating today after winning Best Chef at the Trencherman Awards  2020 held at The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow on 25th November. For over five years, the Trencherman’s Awards have been one of South West’s most prestigious dining accolades. This year for the first time, the first round of voting was handed over control of the first round to our Trencherman’s members and chefs, while the shortlist was whittled down to four grand finalists in each category by our Trencherman’s readers.

About Elly Wentworth

Elly a  former Plymouth city college student won 2nd place during the 2016 series of MasterChef The Professionals while she worked at Lucknam Park as Chef De Partie being promoted to Sous Chef before leaving in 2018 to take on the Head Chef role at The Angel which has previously been held by chefs such as Joyce Moleyneux  between 1974 to 1999 where it was known as the Carved Angel and John Burton Race between 2004 and 2010 while it was known as The New Angel.  Elly has also worked at other prestigious restaurants including The Tanner Brothers in Plymouth The Manor House at Castle Coombe with Richard Davies and The Elephant in Tourquay with Simon Hulstone

Having only been at The Angel just over a year she has already made The Angel a foodie destination again having been busy throughout summer and opening Dartmouth Food festival for the second year in a row. This is not the first accolade for Elly this year in July she won one of The Caterers prestigious Acorn awards which highlight and celebrate the achievements of 30 of the industry's brightest stars  and in October The restaurant was awarded Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Devon at the Food, Drink Devon awards joint with The Coach House by Michael Caines, and in the same month achieved a Michelin Plate.

On The night Head Chef Elly Wentworth said

“Thank you to my mentors and former Head Chefs for all the encouragement and support over the years. This is a momentous achievement for myself and my team who I have worked with over the past year”


About The Angel

Located overlooking the River Dart in the heart of Dartmouth, the restaurant is warm and welcoming with modern décor sitting around 40 covers. Elly changes the menu seasonally focusing on local Devonshire produce, working with suppliers all around Devon to ensure the best quality ingredients and flavors.


The Angel, 2 South Embankment Dartmouth, TQ9BH

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