Lisa Goodwin-Allen – takes over the reins as Northcote’s Executive Chef
This week Lisa launched the new Tasting Menu for December as Northcote’s Executive Chef as she leads the brigade into the future.
Regular diners at Northcote will have got know Lisa in her role as Head Chef and watched her grow to be one of the UK’s most celebrated chefs as winner of BBC Great British Menu, along with regular appearances on MasterChef and Saturday Kitchen to mention just a few.
Craig Bancroft, (also affectionately known as Mr B!), Managing Director, is excited about the next chapter of Northcote’s story to unfold: “We see this as a great opportunity – the perfect succession plan, I will miss working with Nigel on a day to day basis, but have massive admiration for him taking such a big decision to allow Lisa to shine. He is my greatest pal and Nigel will continue as share holder and Chef Ambassador for Northcote as he pursues new ventures.”
Lisa agrees and is ready to take on the responsibility: “I am ambitious here at Northcote, my goals have always been respected, that’s why I have stayed. Nigel and I have worked together on creating menus and dishes for a long time, the food will continue in a similar style, but there will be changes and I am excited about where I will be taking the menus. I like food to be very visual, very elegant and packed with great flavours. It must taste of what you see. Food is very emotive and I love re-visiting some of the classics.”
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