We have been overwhelmed by the response here at oxinabox.co.uk HQ to the Ox In A Box Food Awards.

Each category had around ten nominations, whittled down from a massive list that took us months to fine tune.

Here are the nominations in the Best Chef category:


The winners will be chosen on the night and the overall winner given top billing. Raymond Blanc will be attending as our VIP guest and presenting awards on the night.

We will be raising money for new, local charity Art On The Bus which uses art therapy to help young people with mental health issues.

We would also like to thank our sponsors who are making this possible: Gold Star Recruitment, Oxford Fine Dining, The Oxford Wine Company, Chalgrove Gin and of course The North Wall.

The three finalists in each category will be invited to the glittering black-tie Ox In A Box Food Awards ceremony at The North Wall on Jan 27.

And the Best Chef finalists are: (in no particular order) DRUM ROLL……

1. Mike NorthNut Tree

2. Kuba Winkowski Kubarn, former Feathered Nest

3. Paul WelburnOxford Kitchen

All finalists will be contacted by oxinabox.co.uk imminently and presented with their invitations. 

The last category will all be announced in the next few days.