Lumley’s master chef

Jim Hall, head chef at Lumley Castle Hotel, has been awarded the title Master Chef of Great Britain.

Jim, who joined the Chester-le-Street hotel 12 months ago, joins an elite group of just 140 chefs across the UK.

Before joining the team at the castle, he worked in Jersey and in other leading hotels across the North East including Ramside Hall and Mal Maison.

Since taking on the role at Lumley he has headed up the whole catering operation, including the hotel’s Knights Restaurant.

Holders of the Master Chef of Great Britain title are ambassadors for the industry and play a part in the training and development of future talent. Along with supporting young chefs, they are expected to champion British food producers, growers and manufacturers.

Jim said: “It’s fantastic to be rewarded and recognised for the hard work I have put in over the years and it’s amazing to have been accepted as part of such an incredible and prestigious group of chefs.”

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