Mark Birchall, former executive chef at Simon Rogan's two-Michelin-starred L'Enclume and winner of the Roux Scholarship in 2011, will open his new restaurant with rooms at the historic Moor Hall in West Lancashire this summer. He talks to Hannah Thompson about building challenges, new menus and the shortage of skilled chefs in the industry
What does Moor Hall mean to you?
It's like a huge reward after 18 years of working in the business. I'll be in my home county, in beautiful surroundings, and I'm in charge of pretty much all of the planning. It is a fantastic feeling.
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