Michelin-starred Yorkshire chef James Mackenzie is to be a guest on this week’s edition of the popular BBC TV cookery show Saturday Kitchen.
James, who is chef-owner of the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, will take part in the live Saturday morning show alongside presenter James Martin, who also hails from Yorkshire, Stephen Terry, chef at the Hardwick in Abergavenny, and actor Kris Marshall, who has recently taken the lead in the popular BBC series Death In Paradise.
James Mackenzie grew up in Filey, and trained at the then Scarborough Technical College (now Yorkshire Coast College), He was head chef at the renowned Star Inn at Harome before buying the Pipe and Glass Inn with wife Kate, who runs front of house, in 2006.
The Pipe and Glass was awarded its Michelin star in 2010 and has retained it ever since. It has won numerous other awards, including the Michelin Eating Out in Pub Guide’s coveted national Pub of the Year Award in 2012, and being named as one of the top 100 restaurants in the country in The National Restaurant Awards 2013. It is the Good Pub Guide’s County Dining Pub of the Year for Yorkshire 2014. James is also the author of the award-winning cookbook, On the Menu.
James Martin was born and brought up in Malton, and also trained at Scarborough Technical College, graduating the year before James Mackenzie started at the College.
James Mackenzie said: “James and I have known each for years, but this is the first time I’ve been invited onto Saturday Kitchen. It’ll be great to show off some lovely local produce, and have two Yorkshire chefs cooking it.
“I’m really looking forward to it – apart from the feared Omelette Challenge”
Saturday Kitchen broadcasts live from 10am to 11.30am on Saturday mornings. Each week James Martin is joined by two top chefs who cook dishes including a timed three-egg omelette and a dish featuring the celebrity guest’s food ‘heaven or hell’, voted for by viewers.
James Mackenzie is currently gearing up for the second year of the Golden Apron, a cookery competition he runs in conjunction with the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, and which aims to find Yorkshire’s best young chef. Entries for the competition, which is open to 14-to-19-year-olds, close on 31 January: www.yorkshirewoldscookeryschool.co.uk/thegoldenapron