Andrew Pern is a largely self-taught chef whose hearty northern dishes have been influenced by Paul Heathcote, Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White. People come from far and wide to eat at his Michelin starred restaurant The Star Inn at Harome. As well as the local farmers, his happy customers include the Stereophonics, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew. Michel Roux calls him, “The one who got away”.
In this interview he talks about winning the Michelin star, working under pressure, growing up on a farm in Whitby and how, by a strange turn of fate, his mother’s M.S. gave him the chance to find his vocation.