Kirk, who celebrated his 18th Birthday this year and is in his third year as an Apprentice Commis Chef in the kitchens at Northcote Manor was named the “North West Young Chef of The Year” in a competition organised by the regional food promotion agency North West Fine Foods.
Pan-seared West coast Scallops, Yellow Beetroot, Cress Salad and Pumpkin Seed
Potato Wrapped Goosnargh Chicken, Wild Mushrooms, Braised Celery and Celeriac Pure
Orchard Plum Soup with Elderflower Cream
“I wasn’t sure being a chef was what I wanted to do, but my love of food won through in the end, now I can’t imagine doing anything else”
Watch out Nigel!
“I am extremely proud that he has done so well for someone so young. I think like any son he has been influenced by the environment around him as he has grown up. Like most parents I’m happy as long as he’s doing something he really wants to do”
Kirk, a former pupil of Ribblesdale High School will now go on to take up a work placement at London’s The Ivy as well as a gastronomic trip to County Cork.