04/01/2020

Stosie Madi

Stosie Madi – Chef Patron and co-owner of award winning rural inn, Parker’s Arms  in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire.

A keen entrepreneuse and restauratrice with a longstanding award winning career in hospitality she has helped create to quote The Guardian’s illustrious Grace Dent “God’s own gastropub” August 2018.

Awarded pub restaurant chef of the year by the prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs in 2013 Stosie has helped establish Parkersarms as a culinary North West gastronomic hotspot from derelict abandoned pub to a nationally acclaimed award winning food centric establishment.

Listed in all major guides, featured in various national broadsheets and acclaimed food magazines it is a hidden gem in the beautiful Ribble Valley. With Stosie at the helm, Parkers Arms has retained a 6 year listing in the prestigious Top 50 Gastropubs UK and has been listed 3 years in the coveted industry voted Restaurant magazine Top 100 restaurants UK, won Lancashire life pub restaurant of the year and several Visit England tourism awards. Stosie has appeared on several national TV and radio programmes including being featured on the BBC travel programme for her signature Lancashire hot pot.

Stosie is a self taught chef whose career started abroad travelling and cooking in various kitchens before launching her first restaurant 27 years ago.

Once the official chef to the British High Commissioner, the American Embassy and French Consul while working in West Africa she has cooked for various visiting royals such as Princess Anne, Prince Edward, high level admiralty and dignitaries amongst many others during her career abroad.

Seasonality and regionality mean a lot. Parker’s ethos is to use only the very best “terroir” ingredients, sourced from Lancashire’s finest artisan producers,or foraged personally by the Parkers team. Menus at Parkers change daily and with the seasons.

Listen to Stosie Madi on our podcast with our co-founder Janie Ash.

Join Stosie Madi for a special MasterClass where you will discover her journey to success in “How to become a Successful Food Entrepreneur” at our Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs event on January 30th 2020 at Lancaster University with Marketing Lancashire.

Find out more and book your FREE place for our Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs event here.

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