Gercelynn Mae Dionio is currently a chef de partie at Restaurant Hywel Jones at Lucknam Park. Fresh out of college she went straight to Lucknam Park and she has been working there for the last four years.

She loves learning about different kinds of food, techniques and gaining another family in the kitchen team. Hywel Jones is her biggest inspiration and he has already played such a huge part in her career. She is most looking forward to competing in Young National Chef of the Year to be able to challenge herself as well as meet other competitors. When her name was called out as a finalist, she really didn’t expect it and was so shocked, overwhelmed and grateful.

To take home the title would be a massive achievement for her as she recognises how huge this competition is. She’s going to be spending the coming weeks working hard to practise and will be giving it her all using everything she has learnt from Hywel Jones and the rest of the Lucknam Park team.

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