Tommy Banks will be joining Josh on the pass on 29th June cooking a special 6-course Tasting Menu,
Tommy recently competed with Josh on Great British Menu, with his Mackerel fish dish making it through to the Banquet at Westminster.
Tommy has achieved great attention and national recognition. At the age of twenty-four, he
became the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Britain when The Black Swan retained its star
in September 2013. The Black Swan also gained a 4th AA Rosette in January 2016, making
it unique as the only restaurant in Yorkshire and the North East to hold a Michelin Star and
4 AA Rosettes.
Tommy heads the kitchen at The Black Swan at Oldstead, which he and his family have
owned and run for the past 10 years. They have lived and farmed around Oldstead for
many generations; it's very much their creation, and very much Tommy's passion.
With his farming background naturally he wanted to grow his own produce in Oldstead, so over the past 3 years a 2 acre kitchen garden has taken shape in the field next to the restaurant. Both kitchen and front of house are now very closely involved in the incredibly short journey from field to plate.