About Me

With over 25 years experience in the kitchen, chef Matei Baran has a passion for sourcing unique and high quality produce to create a gastronomical treat for the senses. 

As seen on BBC1s Masterchef, Matei has worked alongside some of the best chefs the UK has to offer. Awards & accolades include:

  • Silver medal team class event NECTA - 2018
  • Craft Guild of Chefs - 2018 member
  • Finalist Kikkoman Master - 2017
  • Quarter Finalist MasterChef Professionals - 2016
  • Winner Best Cef Jury's Inn - 2016
  • Silver medal North East Chef of the Year NECTA - 2015
  • Gold medal for a hot starter NECTA - 2012