A Bradford steel worker has won TV show Britain’s Best Dish, scooping a £10,000 cash prize.

Jonathon Davies impressed judges over the eight-week series, with celebrity chef John Burton Race describing his sweet onion chutney – a key component of his winning dish – as the best chutney he had ever tasted.

Jonathon is a trained metal fabricator and worked for his father, Bernie, but has always had a passion for cooking. Five years ago he sold his possessions to travel in Asia, where he developed a passion for local dishes.

“All my dishes are about fresh ingredients imported directly from source. I try to deconstruct the ingredients so that each flavour is very apparent on the palate,” said Jonathon.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to make a living from cooking. After winning £10,000 I have a great shot at that.”

On Britain’s Best Dish Jonathon bowled over food experts including Sophie Grigson with his main course of seared masala spring lamb with Bombay potato.

He said: “It means so much to have the approval of such a distinguished group of experts but in the end it’s down to the audience, and it’s them I really have to thank for voting for me. It makes all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.”

He plans to invest his prize in business ventures, hoping to supply his chutney to supermarkets, work with food consultants and restaurants and continue with his internet business on website ukookit.com

“I’ve always been entrepreneurial but by winning the show I have a real opportunity to make food my living,” he said. “I don’t want to be a steel fabricator for the rest of my life – my real passion is cooking.”