Nestled at the foot of Shepherd's Crag since 1866, The Borrowdale Hotel has appointed Tristan Prudden, as its new head chef.

Mr Prudden started his culinary journey at the age of 13, working part-time in professional kitchens.

He earned a scholarship at Tante Marie Cookery Academy, and graduated in 2010 as 'Student of the Year' with a Cordon Bleu Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts.

Under the tutelage of Gordon Ramsay, he honed his culinary skills.

Times and Star: Rhubarb panna cottaRhubarb panna cotta (Image: Supplied)

"Working under Gordon Ramsay was an unparalleled experience," said Mr Prudden.

"It laid the foundation for my culinary ideology, which revolves around using the finest local ingredients to create exceptional dining experiences."

Times and Star: White chocolate, apple and vanilla mousseWhite chocolate, apple and vanilla mousse (Image: Supplied)

Mr Prudden's impressive career includes stints at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, The Garden Rooms at Tennants, and a role as private chef at Constable Burton Hall.

There, he earned titles such as 'Champion of Champions' at the 2018 Eat Game Awards.

Times and Star: Guinea fowl supreme, top, and pork fillet, black pudding and apple wellington, bottomGuinea fowl supreme, top, and pork fillet, black pudding and apple wellington, bottom (Image: Supplied)

He brings his passion for showcasing high-quality food to Borrowdale Hotel, with a commitment to using fresh, local ingredients.

His new menu, launched on Easter weekend, includes game dishes and traditional roasts served from the silver-plated carving trolley.

"I'm thrilled to join the Borrowdale Hotel," said Mr Prudden.

"My goal is to make a mark within the local culinary scene and become as well-known here as I am in Yorkshire."

His appointment follows a more than £600,000 ground floor refurbishment in 2023, encompassing the restaurant.

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