MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Matei Baran has joined The Northumberland Arms, Felton as executive head chef.
Having impressed the judges in last year’s competition, Romanian-born Matei will be working with the team at the historic coaching inn to build a modern British menu using the best local produce. He says: “I have been aware of The Northumberland Arms is often talked about and I’m inspired by the aesthetics of this historic building. I’m sure we can create a great partnership in this stunning Northumberland venue”.
The Northumberland Arms, Felton, NE65 9EE, tel 01670 787 370, www.northumberlandarms-felton.co.uk