Conrad Brunton gets the inside scoop from the Birmingham-based rising stars on this year's MasterChef: The Professionals
Harborne Kitchen, Original Patty Men, Adams and Carters were among the big hitters highlighted.
The Edgbaston and Hotel du Vin left very happy, as did many local independent venues and food heroes.
Original Patty Men, Carters and Lasan are among the venues singled out for praise.
Hampton Manor's dining team were celebrating as news of their first ever Michelin Star came in via live video stream ...