Belfast Telegraph

Top Northern Ireland restaurant unveils new chef

By Staff Reporter

Clenaghans restaurant in Aghalee, Co Antrim, has appointed a successor to Michelin-star winning chef Danni Barry.

Leigh Ferguson is now the new head chef. He previously worked at Square Bistro in Lisburn.

Cristina Higginson, co-owner of Clenaghans, said: "We are confident in Leigh's ability to manage both the kitchen and to continue introducing impressive new dishes, made with local produce, into Clenaghan's menu. 

"For everyone here at the restaurant it is important that we create incredible food using quality local ingredients which brings the community back to Clenaghans. For Leigh this is a priority."

Former head chef Barry left the business after less than a year in the job.

She will now be working in Belfast restaurant Edo.

She previously worked at Michael Deane's Eipic restaurant in the city, helping the venue earn coveted Michelin stars.

Belfast Telegraph

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