Quartet of Lancashire Chefs celebrate Lancashire Day

3 November 2017

Four of Lancashire’s top ranked and award winning chefs are gathering together to create Lancashire Feast to celebrate Lancashire Day at Hipping Hall on Monday the 27th of November—Lancashire Day.

The 4 chefs were all raised in Lancashire and will be creating an 8 course menu inspired by the produce, history and provenance of Lancashire.

“Lancashire’s food and drink scene is nationally recognised. This dinner will be a proud showcase of Lancashire’s best produce cooked by 4 of the county’s finest young chefs. This follows on from our hugely successful Lancashire Day initiative last year, where we took some of the county’s award-winning chefs to London to cook for top restaurant critics and writers.”

“This is a great opportunity for Lancashire to come together and celebrate our very best food and drink, this time on home turf” says Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire the organisation behind the new Taste Lancashire campaign championing the county’s food and drink industry.

Lancashire’s food and drink sector is worth over £1 billion* to Lancashire’s economy and is one of the main drivers to attract over 67 million visitors each year.

“Lancashire is fast becoming the must-visit foodie destination with good reason. This dinner is a great collaboration and celebration of the best of Lancashire’s plentiful and highest quality larder.”

*source STEAM

Lancashire Day chefs at Hipping Hall :

  • Chris Bury, The Cartford InnChris was born, raised and trained in Lancashire. His career has since seen him work at several prestigious restaurants and hotels around the UK and complete stages at establishments as illustrious as Claridge’s and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.Chris took the role of head chef at The Catford Inn in 2015. He quickly made his mark on the menu as he brought his enthusiasm for a variety of underused techniques, including curing, home-smoking and preserving.  He is passionate about seafood, which the inn has a reputation for serving, and enjoys foraging (notably for wild mushrooms) to give dishes authentic terroir.
  • Oli Martin, Hipping HallAged 29, Oli has worked at the likes of Northcote, Blackburn and the Gilpin Hotel, Crook, as well as in France and as far afield as Sydney, Australia. As early as age 14 Oli worked in an AA rosette restaurant and since 2013 has been working at Hipping Hall rising from sous chef to head chef within a year.
    With eleven years’ experience behind him he took it all in his stride, quickly making the position his own and bringing his own food philosophy to life. His food repertoire draws on his classical training and progressive cuisine styles from both the USA and Spain.
  • Tom Parker, The White Swan at FenceAged 27, Tom already has 11 years within fine dining establishment beginning at just 16 as an apprentice in a Michelin star restaurant in Blackburn.His love of food has lead him across the globe, working in one of Mexico’s most renowned hotels, Capella.
    He joined his latest business venture after his return from Mexico, with friends at The White Swan in Fence in December 2013. What was a small local pub has been transformed since then, into a fine dining establishment. After just 12 months the establishment was receiving amazing reviews from the likes of Jay Rayner of The Observer.
  • Matt Smith, Freemasons at WiswellMatt Smith has fast worked his way up the kitchen ranks, gaining invaluable experience of the craft along the journey, starting with the Kingham Plough then onto Llys Meddyg Restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Sous Chef at The Freemasons at Wiswell and then Head Chef at Hammet House before returning to The Freemasons as Head Chef, working alongside Chef Owner SteveSmith.

Booking for the Lancashire Day feast at  www.hippinghall.com

  • 8 courses inc glass fizz on arrival £99
  • 8 courses + matching wine and drinks pairing  £149
  • Make a night of it dinner for two people, accommodation and breakfast from just £279 based on two people sharing one of our Cosy rooms. (Please note the accompanying drinks package is not included). To book accommodation please click here.
  • For dinner only booking call 015242 71187 or e-mail [email protected]
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