Dan is Head Chef at The Talbot Hotel, Malton which offers contemporary British cooking delivering delicious food throughout whether you are dining in the Bar and Brasserie or the Wentworth Restaurant. Dan champions the use of fresh produce from local suppliers in his seasonal menus, showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce.
Originally from near Hexham in Northumberland, Dan’s career has taken him the length and breadth of the country. His journey included training at Roux restaurants in London and working for such well known establishments as Le Gavroche where, he says, he was transformed from being a good chef to a great chef.
A finalist and runner-up in the BBC series of Master Chef: The Professionals, Dan is well used to the limelight. After only a week at the Talbot, his baptism of fire was cooking a special Malton Food Lovers Festival dinner for Prue Leith, Valentine Warner and restaurant critic William Sitwell. He held his nerve and received congratulations from Valentine who visited Dan and his team in the kitchen afterwards.