Frances Atkins is one of very few female Michelin Starred Chefs in the UK. She has had her Michelin Star since 2003 at the award-winning The Yorke Arms.
She was first awarded this prestigious accolade in 2003 and a Michelin star has been awarded to her every consecutive year since.
Brought up in Ilkley, Frances attended Bradford School of Food Technology and after graduation she worked in Denmark and Scotland. Frances followed her passion cooking freelance, until she got enough money together to open her first much cherished Restaurant, Atkins in Great Missenden.
For the past 21 years’, has established an international reputation for fine food and exceptional hospitality with her trusted team at The Yorke Arms in the Yorkshire Dales.
Frances continually strives to improve and create a unique experience for her guests and as a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and a fellow of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, she is also passionate about nurturing young chefs through her work at Middlesborough College.
Frances and others will uncover their amazing journeys and some of the issues they feel are facing women in the food industry today and whether this has changed over time.
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