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The Craft Guild of Chefs may be an industry guild, but it's always interesting to see who other chefs rate in their profession. The guild, which sees over 1500 chefs and restaurant workers vote in the majority of categories, has just announced its shortlists for their 2012 awards and London restaurants have done pretty well.

Here are some of this year's key categories:

Ethnic Chef Award
Mehernosh Mody, La Porte des Indes
Rakesh Ravindran Nair, The Cinnamon Club
Sudha Shankar Saha, Saffron - Birmingham
New Restaurant of the Year Award - voted for by committee
Pollen Street Social, London – Jason Atherton
Rocksalt, Folkestone – Mark Sargeant
Roganic, London – Simon Rogan

Restaurant Chef Award
Richard Allen, Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa
Morgan Meunier, Morgan M
Paul Shields, The Covent Garden Hotel

Young Chef Award
Rosa Fothergill, The Rhinehouse Hotel, Hampshire
Ben Murphy, Pierre Koffmann at The Berkeley
Andrew Tomkinson, The Dorchester

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