Norman MacKenzie, Head Chef at The Feversham Arms Hotel, said he was “thrilled’ to be recognised as a Master Chef of Great Britain.
In order to gain this coveted title the hard-working head chef was nominated by current Master Chef Murray Chapman, and endorsed by three members of the board. The decision is based on reputation and work throughout the nominee’s career and is a great honour.
Norman has a passion for foraging and utilising local produce in the dishes he creates. Continually embodying a richness of seasonal ingredients, combined with traditional methods of cooking, each dish he creates is a representation of the local ingredients on offer and the season within which he is working.
Speaking about his nomination Norman said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be named a Master Chef. It’s a fantastic feeling to know that a well respected Master Chef, Murray Chapman, has taken time from his day to nominate me and that this was endorsed by other highly respected board members.”
Throughout his career the head chef at the Feversham Arms Hotel has given back to the industry with a passion for mentoring people and believes that young talent should be nurtured and helped to grow and this was recognised as he was named Hospitality Guild Mentor of the year 2012/13.
Charles Merchie, General Manager at The Feversham Arms Hotel said: “We are very proud of Norman and this accomplishment. We pride ourselves in the high standard of staff at our hotel and Norman’s achievement in becoming a Master Chef is testament to this.”