Brighton and Hove’s Chinese Chef of the Year is Lian Jun Feng from Day’s Buffet Restaurant in East Street, Brighton.
He beat rivals from three other Chinese restaurants to take the title at City College Brighton yesterday.
The chefs were taking part in Brighton and Hove City Council’s first contest to find the best Chinese chef in the area.
The contest was organised by the council’s food safety team and follows the Curry Chef of the Year competition in August.
Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “The competition aimed to get across the importance of good food hygiene and health eating in a fun and different way.
“It is also about highlighting the choice of places we have in the city producing great food.”
The council runs a scheme called Scores on the Doors which lists the hygiene ratings for all food outlets in the city on the council’s website.
Restaurants and cafés across Brighton and Hove also display the scores on their doors.
Chinese restaurants with three or more stars in the Scores on the Doors ratings scheme were invited to take part in the events.
Checks were also carried out on their food safety and hygiene measures in the run-up to the competition.
The rival chefs yesterday from Good Friends restaurant in Preston Street, Brighton, Oriental Village in Boundary Road, Hove, and the Emperor of China at Brighton Marina.