Thursday, 14 December 2017

Success keeps on coming for the Rat Inn and chef Kevin MacLean

I am so pleased that my nominee for Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year, Kevin MacLean of The Rat Inn, Anick, has been shortlisted as one of four national finalists. The competition is searching for the country's most talented pub chefs and Kevin is now down to the final four after a panel of judges selected the best entries from more than 130 nominations. Kevin will next take part in a cook-off event in London in January and the winner will be announced the following month. The competition is run by the British Beer and Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group in partnership with Nestle Professional.

Pubs are an incredibly important part of the local economy and community, and The Rat Inn is a particular favourite of mine. I am delighted that Kevin has been recognised for the wonderful food that the Rat Inn is famous for. I wish Kevin the best of luck at the cook-off and have no doubt that he will do himself, The Rat Inn and the Hexham constituency proud.