The Staff Canteen Live 2023: Networking lunch at The Barn at Moor Hall

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On Monday 10th july, we were excited to welcome chefs and suppliers to our TSC Live Networking lunch at Mark Birchall's One Michelin-starred The Barn at Moor Hall.

The two Michelin-starred chef owner Mark Birchall and his team created a fantastic menu enjoyed by our guests, at one Michelin-starred the Barn at Moor Hall.

Some of the North West's most skilled and renowned chefs were invited to the Barn at Moor Hall to sample of the renowned chefs dishes.


rispy nori, smoked eel and lemon. Black pudding, pickled gooseberry. Shortrib brioche. Cod fritter and garlic


from Udale, barbecued kohlrabi, broad beans and nasturtium


with langoustine sauce, peas and courgette 


from Udale, with fermented apricot, girolles, hildora beans and sweetcorn


with earl grey tea and almond 


Alan Hempton, Chef Owner, The Quarterhouse; Bryan Townson, Head Pastry Chef, BE Chocolate and Patisserie; Cameron Tetlow, Head Chef, Freemasons at Wiswell; Charlie Wood, Junior Sous Chef, The Forest Side; Emdad Hussain, Head of Operations, The Chefs Patisserie Co; Greg Morris, Sous Chef, The Cherry Tree; John Butterfield, Head Chef, Farmhouse Kitchen of Huntleys; Marius Gedminas, Head Chef, The Wilderness; Michael Wilson, Head Chef, The Midland Hotel; Nick Kain, Head Chef, The Grand Hotel; Nigel Haworth, Chef Patron, The Three Fishes; Paul Durand, Chef Owner, Manifest; Pete Clough, Senior Sous chef, Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort; Steven Halligan, Chef Patron, Restaurant Metamorphica; William Graham, Head Chef, Merchants 1688 - Handpulled Pub Co


Nespresso ProfessionalLightspeed, ChefWorks, Udale, Nyetimber, Winterhalter

What the guests said

Nigel Haworth, Chef Patron at The Three Fishes, said: "We've had some extraordinary food.  Mark who worked with me for near seven years has suppased everything you could have imagined him to acheive. We've had a wonderful networking lunch here with Nyetimber, Udale, and lots of other suppliers."

Nigel added: "It was interesting to meet other chefs. Often when you go to the big dinners in London, you're too busy to connect properly. Today's been lovely because we've interacted with all the suppliers and lots of the chefs. We should do it more often!"

Steven Kinkead, Managing Director of Winterhalter UK, said: "Where do I start? The food, two star - stunning. It's been on my to do list for absolutely ages and I've been blessed to attend and sponsor.  The food absolutely outstanding, Nyetimber, hats off to you. It's been absolutely wonderful. 

William Graham, Head Chef at Merchants 1688, said: "It's been a great opportunity to see how Moor Hall runs, and speaking to all the chefs I've met today, different suppliers, it's good to meet different people in the industry."

Paul Durand, Chef Patron of Manifest, said: "It's been a fantastic day and a brilliant lunch. I used to work at Moor Hall so it was really great to be back and be on the other side of the pass and see how much The Barn has gone on here. Kane has done a great job and it was great to meet other chefs, becuase when you work you don't much time to socialise with other people in the industry."



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Editor 10th July 2023

The Staff Canteen Live 2023: Networking lunch at The Barn at Moor Hall