A Michelin-starred chef has been named one of the 100 most influential women in hospitality.

Lisa Goodwin-Allen, executive chef at Northcote in Langho, has been awarded the recognition as another feather in the cap of her hugely successful career.

Lisa, 39, joined at Northcote in 2001 when she was 20 and went on to be put into a leadership role in the kitchen at 23 before becoming the executive chef in 2015 under the eye of renowned chef Nigel Haworth.

She said: “It’s been such challenging year for this industry and I’m proud to be included along with some incredible people who are dedicated, passionate and talented, whether they are fellow chefs, operators, leaders or in supporting roles in hospitality.”

The awards, by Code Hospitality, were judged by chef Mark Wogan, journalist David Ellis, business woman Jennifer Shu and journalist Fiona McCarthy to find the top 100 women who they deemed to be influential figures in the hospitality industry.

The chef showcases a wide range of produce from the Ribble Valley and has become a regular face on television, appearing on the Great British Menu as the first woman to win the show in 2010 before being later invited back in other series as a judge.

Lisa also judged on on Masterchef: The Professionals and Celebrity Masterchef whilst also featuring as a regular guest on a range of Channel 4 cookery programmes.

Despite the restaurant being closed for most of last year due to the pandemic, Lisa was able to retain their Michelin star in 2021.

Last year Lisa was one of a handful of veteran judges to star on the Great British Menu Christmas Special; creating dishes for a unique banquet honouring the NHS and key workers who played such a central role in the coronavirus pandemic in which she won her three banquet courses - more than any other chef has won in a series.

In 2010 she served her dish of rabbit and leek turnover to Prince Charles at a banquet celebrating the National Trust.