Mike Bartley,
MasterChef Contender
Appearing Saturday

Returning is Bishop Auckland’s Mike Bartley, MasterChef contender and a favourite at the region’s food festivals.

Mike is currently working to open his own restaurant on Newgate Street in Bishop Auckland, which will offer an affordable tasting menu experience, with a focus on foraged and locally grown produce. He plans to host several former Masterchef contestants at bi-monthly events where a selection of their dishes will be added to the menu for one weekend.

He is also working as a private chef and provides meal preparation services to elite sportspeople based in the North East.