Judge 2

James Mackenzie

Head Chef and Owner

The Pipe & Glass Inn – Yorkshire

1 Michelin Star/2AA Rosette


James Mackenzie, who grew up in Filey on the North Yorkshire coast, started his career in the kitchen at just 13 years old, before going on to train at Scarborough Technical College (now Yorkshire Coast College) and various top kitchens around the country.

The Pipe and Glass Inn is a family affair, with James running the kitchen and his wife, Kate, in charge of front of house. In addition to earning the first – and currently only – Michelin star held in East Yorkshire in 2010, they were also awarded the 2013 Pub and Bar Award in the Cateys (industry insider ‘Oscars’) and were the Good Food Guide’s County Dining Pub of the Year for 2014.

James Mackenzie’s hearty food is designed for customers with appetites and showcases traditional British ingredients, flavours and dishes, particularly those from the surrounding environs of Yorkshire. Scarborough Woof and Seaweed Fritters with Brown Crab Mayonnaise display the best the local Yorkshire coast has to offer, while Partridge, Cranberry and Juniper Sausage Rolls are an interesting twist on this British staple.