Chefs’ challenge

Eight chefs from across Portugal have been selected to compete in the final of the 24th Chef of the Year (Chefe Cozinheiro do Ano) challenge to be held in November. The results were revealed during a recent ceremony in Faro and the contestants are André Silva (Casa da Calçada restaurant, Amarante), António Loureiro (Hotel Melia Braga), Filipe Brito (Myriad Lisboa), Hugo Ferreira (Escola de Formação Turística dos Açores), Ivo Brandão (Hotel Palácio Estoril), Jorge Sousa (Tiara Park Atlantic Porto), José Botelho (The Lake Resort, Vilamoura) and Ricardo Simões (Restaurante Panorama Sheraton Lisboa).