A chef, who works at a Michelin-starred restaurant Langho, has been named the best chef in the country.

Lisa Goodwin-Allen, executive chef at Northcote, has been named chef of the year in the Food and Travel 2023 Readers Awards, hosted by the Food and Travel Magazine.

She was hailed by the awards organisers for "heading up the iconic Northcote restaurant, which has held on to the Michelin-star it was first awarded in 1996, thanks to locally sourced, elegant dishes that incorporate Lisa’s Lancashire roots."

The winners are voted for by the magazine’s readers.

At the awards restaurants, chefs, hotels, destinations, tour operators, cruise companies and airlines were among those honoured at the event, which took place on November 20.

Northcote Cookery School was also shortlisted for the best cookery school of the year award.

Lisa said her win was “humbling”.

She said: “It’s such a huge honour to be awarded the Food and Travel Chef of the Year 2023 Readers Award.

“It's voted for by the readers of the magazine, which is very humbling. It's always good to receive another affirmation that our guests continue to love what we do.

"Of course, working in a kitchen is all about being part of a team, so I have to thank each and every one of the Northcote team for continually supporting me, challenging me and helping me to keep evolving and improving."

Earlier this year, Northcote revealed the full list of top chefs that will be cooking at its Obsession food festival next year.

A total of 19 chefs, who have 24 Michelin stars between them, are set to take part in Obsession at Northcote, which takes place from January 19 to February 4.

Television chef Michel Roux, who appeared as a judge on Masterchef, will be at the event’s grand finale.