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Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. It’s not that I don’t have ambition. Fish, I love cooking fish. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. There are a lot of people who come in and just don’t really want to know and they don’t last there. Only Italian wines.

The competition is hotting up - so meet one of the chefs battling out for a banquet place. We were a lot more food based and we'd hear, ‘Oh, they’re doing all this food and it’s really expensive.’ We lost quite a few. We’ve had the same team for front and house and kitchen for going on four years now. I was sous chef when I left. Tom Parker is a chef who is serious about his food. We sort of bring them back around and reinterpret them.

He drills it into you from a young age, Mr Haworth, in a good way. We weren’t saying, ‘This is the year we’re going to get it’.
This meteoric rise to success saw the The White Swan at Fence awarded a Michelin Star in October 2018, joining Northcote and Moor Hall in Aughton as the only Michelin starred establishments in Lancashire. Veal stock or chicken stock, the key to everything. It doesn’t mean that standards drop; it’s just more relaxing and a more enjoyable setting to be in. I’m not joking either. At sixteen he bagged a job at Nigel Haworth's Northcote Manor, scooping Young Chef of the Year in 2011 and becoming the restaurant's youngest ever sous chef at just 21. ", TP: "Nigel and Lisa taught me an awful lot. We only have three choices. Now that's just greedy. And his talents have earned him many accolades including being named Dining Pub of the Year at last year’s Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards and well as being named in Estrella Dam’s Top 50 UK Gastropubs. Come on we’re in Burnley, you don’t need pink Himalayan salt on top of your turbot do you? We’re so small.

But I always have been here. Baked sweet potato, red onion and feta cheese. Haha! ‘I couldn’t quite believe how many more diners that brought to us. Regular theme nights are held that are inspired by the local community – when we visited there was a school dinners night planned with a menu being put together using suggestions from customers of what they used to love to eat at school. I like working. At sixteen he bagged a job at Nigel Haworth's Northcote Manor, scooping Young Chef of the Year in 2011 and becoming the restaurant's youngest ever sous chef at just 21. Well I have and I haven’t. It proper winds me up that does. Honestly, I don’t think about it too much. She made a mean chicken broth. It’s just mental. One chef each week goes through to the final, where the judges taste the dishes again and award them marks out of ten. 24 professionals show off their culinary skills in the hopes of being chosen to cook one course for the four course banquet. It’s very simple. And his talents have earned him many accolades including being named Dining Pub of the Year at last year’s Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards and well as being named in Estrella Dam’s Top 50 UK Gastropubs. TP: "Life in general; How not get pissed on two pints of beer on a Saturday night. Thomas Henry Charles Parker Bowles(/boʊlz/; born 18 December 1974)is a British food writerand food critic. It’s just been a lot of work, and getting your head down. During his time at the establishment, he had the privilege of working under Great British Menu banquet champion Lisa Allen. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Dice it all up, chuck it in the oven with some spices on, put your feta on last minute, happy days. The talented 27-year old, head chef at The White Swan at Fence, bounds around regaling stories of staff nights out and joking with his colleagues. 2020 ", TP: "Thermomix; Pacojet – it’s just an ice cream machine basically. I just relax and cook some food, I’m more than happy with it. So we just all get our heads down really. They put a mentality into you where you have to work and they just teach you along the way. I was there for seven years. It’s mainly desserts because there are some absolutely classic desserts, which we try and give a new lease of life to. Tom Parker has had an astonishing career so far. And one more, what else? If you get good stuff, you don’t have to do an awful lot with it. Tom’s ever-changing menu is inspired by his memories of summer, from holidays in France and by some of Lancashire’s old food traditions on his menu, including those from his great-grandmother’s treasured handwritten recipe book. The new series continues on weeknights at 7.30pm on BBC Two. Get help from DCE Commercial Catering Engineers, This week - beer, brunch, brews and bigger bakeries, © Balsamic reduction.

So it’s just that everyone gets their head down and I’m always here. But it was good for business. My girlfriend makes that - it’s a winner. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. ‘The Lancashire Life award made a massive difference to us,’ said Tom. It’s just a few things on a plate plus a sauce and off you go really. It’s how much you can pick up from them as well, I think. You start putting 25 things on a dish and you wouldn’t have any stove space left by the first check, you’d be fucked! (Not pink Himalayan or something like that?)

This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. (Do you use a particular kind of salt or..?) ", TP: "My Nan was a very good cook. We don’t have a set menu so we don’t have to do six different starters or anything like that. I mean, it’s banging for the area. Some of the fruit and vegetables also come from the village, utilising growing space loaned to them by local residents and Tom’s gran and grandad do all of the gardens. ‘They’re absolutely brilliant,’ said Tom. Tom’s Great British Menu is inspired by his memories of summer, from holidays in France to picking summer berries. 'Not one note is out of tune' - Tine @ Blossom Street Social, Ancoats, reviewed, Come rain or shine, Manchester’s Corn Exchange makes sense as your dining destination, Bitesize food and drink news – Week 41 – October 2020, ‘Light-hearted, feel-good, well-crafted’ - California Coffee and Wine, Altrincham, reviewed, Ten new bar and restaurant openings for autumn and beyond, And the winner is…. You can catch up on all the action on BBC's iPlayer. Dani Dyer shows off her baby bump as she goes shopping with Georgia Steele, Phil Collins's wife dumped him with ‘I’ve found someone else’ text, I loved lockdown with my man, ex & his new fella, says Rebecca Adlington, SAS: Who Dares Wins chaos as Ulrika, Vicky Pattison & Jake Quickenden quit, Manchester hospitals 'to run out of beds' as PM offers £100m for Tier 3 lockdown, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. We use it for quite a lot, it makes really good mousses and stuff; Nitrogen, we use quite a lot of nitrogen. I just work. Let’s not piss around with it. Manchester Food & Drink Awards 2020, Bitesize food and drink news – Week 40 – October 2020. ", TP: "You’d be surprised. The team and I get a lot of out this place. TP: "Horrible. Yeah, butter, salt, stock, fish and meat. ‘I quickly learned that just isn’t possible. I don’t really get out a lot to be fair.
A good fish pan, that’s crucial…and a whisk. So we do have old dishes on like that. Please whitelist to continue to our site and enjoy an Ad-Light experience. What else? Ingredients come as locally as possible and Tom is proud of the relationship he has with local producers which include Gazegill Organics, Pugh Piglets and Wellocks. But she was all well done meat and no garlic. In 2011, aged just 21, he was awarded Young Chef of the Year and went on to become the youngest ever sous chef at Northcote. White Swan, 300 Wheatley Ln Rd, Fence, Burnley BB12 9QA - read our review from 2015 here.

The White Swan may turn out top quality dishes that have been highly rated by critics including Jay Rayner but there is no formal stuffiness you may find lurking in another restaurant of the same calibre. In October 2018, Parker casually landed the ultimate prize, a Michelin Star, one of only three in the Lancashire area. I’ve always wanted to do a bit more on that because I’ve never really been taught. Now it’s the preserve of a rising star from Cuckstool Lane, Tom Parker, the Fence born and bred chef of the Michelin Starred, White Swan, “lives, dreams and sleeps food!” The Mucky Duck, as the locals call it, is fast becoming a destination for anyone who shares Tom’s passion for food. How much you soak up. More sauces really, just proper classic French sauces. Of course it’s ‘with’ something! ‘Some restaurants are so formal you go in and people barely say a word. Season 12 of the Great British Menu started on May 2 and runs for 45 episodes – the theme this year is 140 Years of Wimbledon.

I mean we’re only a very small team, there’s only me and three other full-timers in the kitchen. THE Great British Menu is back – and hopefuls are gearing up for the ultimate cooking battle. Food wise, I’ve always wanted to do a bit of blown sugar work but I’ve never been able to do anything like that. We’re not in a posh area; we’re in a little village, in Fence. I go to Manchester now and again but I just go to gran’s really if I go to Manchester.

Tom Parker has worked under a Great British Menu champion during his career Credit: BBC Who is Tom Parker? Tom Parker is a chef who doesn’t take himself too seriously.


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