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About the award
A popular and coveted title, this unique award, introduced in 1996, offers all AA Rosette-awarded chefs the chance to decide which of their peers deserves the ultimate recognition of their performance over the past twelve months.
Mark Birchall is, without doubt, one of Britain’s most talented chefs, and given his impressive pedigree and achievements, it comes as no surprise that he is so highly regarded by his peers. Born in Chorley, Lancashire, Mark trained at Runshaw College.
Previously Executive Chef of L’Enclume, Mark won the Roux Scholarship in 2011.
Since opening five years ago, he has established Moor Hall as one of the UK’s best restaurants, achieving five AA Rosettes, and an additional three AA Rosettes for the Barn. Every detail is carefully considered and rather special, from uniforms to waiters’ stations.
There’s an on-site butchery, a bakery, temperature-controlled cheese and wine rooms, and a garden full of wonderful produce. Mark has created a true international foodie destination here, and his cooking offers a very modern take on British flavours, where the natural flavour and freshness of the produce is paramount.