County chefs head to London for Lancashire Day

Taste Lancashire will be marking Lancashire Day by sending a delegation of the county's finest chefs to the capital where they will prepare a six-course meal for top food writers, critics and industry insiders.

The six award-winning chefs cooking on the day are Mark Birchall, chef patron of two-Michelin-starred Moor Hall (UK’s No.1 Restaurant in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards), Chris Bury, head chef from The Cartford Inn (Top 50 Gastropub), Stosie Madi, chef patron of Parkers Arms in New in Bowland (Top 50 Gastropub and no.38 in Estrella Damm UK Top 100 Restaurants 2019), Oli Martin, finalist in BBC One’s Masterchef: The Professionals 2018 and head chef of four-AA-Rosette Hipping Hall (Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year 2019), Steven Smith, chef owner of the Freemasons at Wiswell (Top 50 Gastropub and Gastropub Chef of the Year 2019) and Mark Taft, executive chef at Seafood Pub Company (Top 50 Gastropub for The Assheton Arms also named Good Pub Guide ‘Dining Pub of the Year 2019’).

Their menu features a wealth of Lancastrian producers, including Booths, Burholme Farm, Calyx Drinks Ltd, Choc Amor, Goosnargh Gin, H&P Ascroft, Midland Fish Company, Old School Brewery, Pugh’s Piglet’s, Smithy Mushrooms, Wellocks, Wellgate Fisheries, The Bee Centre and The Whalley Wine Shop.

Also attending and supporting the event are Taste Lancashire Ambassadors Nigel Haworth and Paul Heathcote MBE.

The event will take place at the Guild of Fine Food in Southwark and is part of the county’s Lancashire Day celebrations on November 27.

Each of our chefs has brought significant recognition to Lancashire, achieving some of the industry’s top accolades.

Rachel McQueen, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “Each of our chefs has brought significant recognition to Lancashire, achieving some of the industry’s top accolades. They will be cooking for some of the UK’s top food and travel writers who will in turn help to encourage more visitors to sample and appreciate the county’s rich larder, our world class restaurants, top gastro-pubs and unbeatable hospitality.

“We have some of the best produce in the country and raising awareness of this around Lancashire Day sends out a strong message to visitors as well as to passionate Lancastrians that we’re incredibly proud to share.”

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