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Pastry chef cooks up a treat for pub
3:15pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Business
A CHEF who once rubbed shoulders with GordonRamsey is helping a family of caterers in the pub industry.
Pastry chef Vanessa Wade has joined husband Tom at the Vane Arms, in Thorpe Thewles,near Stockton, after they completed a £250,000 deal.
The pair follow Tom’s father, Ray, who has been running the pub’s kitchen since last October, and previously looked after Wade’sCoffee House, in Darlington, and coowned The George Hotel, in Piercebridge.
Tom, 28, whose wife Vanessa worked for MrRamsey in New York and been a technical chef for a chocolate company, said they were helped by law firm Latimer Hinks Solicitors in the move.
He said: We are delighted to become owners of the former Punch Tavernsowned pub and are now looking forward to making it a real community hub with a reputation for great quality food. We are in the process of employing a full-time chef and have had a brilliant welcome to the village.
Nicola Neilson, a partner at Latimer Hinks Solicitors, said: The pub has been going from strength to strength since the Wades took over.”