A Morpeth chef has been promoted to head chef at an award-winning hotel.
Mark Young has now progressed from sous chef to head chef at Doxford Hall in north Northumberland.
On completion of his training, Mark joined the newly opened Doxford Hall in 2008 as a chef de partie.
Mark, who is part of the team of chefs who secured the much coveted two AA Rosette, said: “I am absolutely delighted to take on this new challenge.
“My aim is to maintain the excellent standards of food for which Doxford Hall is renowned, and working with my team of six chefs to further develop dishes with seasonal influences, where possible using produce from our kitchen garden.”
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday lunch. They also serve morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.