About Chef Matei Baran

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 Chef Jury’s Inn – 2016
  • Silver medal North East Chef of the Year NECTA – 2015
  • Gold medal for a hot starter NECTA – 2012

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