When you stay with us at one of our Lake District hotels or venues in North Lancashire, we want to ensure that you dine well and enjoy a range of great dishes. That means ensuring that our culinary teams have the expertise and talent to create the finest meals we can. And we’re lucky to have Daniel Winstanley, who has just been appointed as a full member of The Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Daniel runs English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues Culinary Academy, equipping our new trainee chefs with the skills they need to forge successful careers in the hospitality industry.
His tireless work, support for young chefs and advocacy of British producers and manufacturers has been duly rewarded with national recognition as a Master Chef.
Daniel was recently invited to the 38th annual Master Chefs of Great Britain fundraising lunch at the 5-star Prestonfield House at the base of the renowned Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. There he was presented with a plaque to mark his induction into the organisation.
The charity dinner was a fund raiser for Motor Neurone Disease Scotland, whilst guests were able to mingle with a host of national culinary talents, Master Chefs of Great Britain members and industry professionals. Guests were greeted on arrival to the sound of bagpipes, with the fantastic Fettes College Pipes & Drums band playing during a welcoming champagne drinks reception. Typical of the event was a delicious menu featuring loin of hogget, faggot and crispy breast, wild garlic, violet artichoke, ewes’ curd and whey – and of course impeccable service.
Daniel’s membership of The Master Chefs of Great Britain underlines his leadership in the hospitality industry and his role as an ambassador for the hotel group. He is thrilled to be involved in this great forum for the exchange of culinary ideas and the latest professional development tips for training our young chefs and offering chef masterclasses in schools.
Secretary of The Master Chefs of Great Britain Graeme Watson said:
We’re delighted to have Daniel on board with The Master Chefs of Great Britain and look forward to working with him to promote our exciting industry. It’s very encouraging to see the great work Daniel is doing with his team and developing the head chefs of the future.