AA Outstanding Contribution Award
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About the award
This award recognises an individual or property who has demonstrated outstanding service and contribution to the hospitality industry.
Northcote - Obsession, Langho, Lancashire
Originally created by Craig Bancroft and previous chef patron Nigel Haworth, Obsession has now celebrated an incredible 20 years. From its humble start back in 2001 it featured 4 gastronomic evenings with chefs Terry Laybourne of 21 Queen Street, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Phil Howard at the Square and Nick Nairn of Nairn’s.
It has now grown to spread over 15 days each January and invites chefs from around the globe to take over the kitchens at Northcote and create an inspired, unique Obsession menu. Self-described as a culinary Glastonbury its profile has certainly evolved over the twenty years, not bad for a small hotel in a village in Lancashire.
Not only has it featured chefs of global stature, but it has also showcased the very best UK chefs both male and female and many of our previous AA Chefs' Chef Award winners.