Chef Feature


Chef of the Month: Mark Heirs

May has been a fabulous month here at Goodfellows at Home! We launched our fantastic new ‘Kitchen & Baking’ range, which is all about bringing you, the home cooks, all the best kit used in professional kitchens from pastry to chef knives! Have a browse here. We went all ‘moody’ on our Get the Look page with the hottest new trend ‘Scandi-Cool’. You can create your own Scandinavian look at home – go on have a play around! We also celebrated the talented Mark Heirs as our Chef of the... Read More



April has been a great month here at Goodfellows at Home! We rejoiced over all things spring (the produce and the tableware) and we also celebrated James Mackenzie as our Chef of the Month! If you follow us on social media, you would have noticed us sharing all sorts of information about James, from his recipes to what tableware he is using at his restaurant. So it seemed right to round it all up with a blog! Read on to find out how it all started for James and how... Read More

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GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO SPRING We are delighted to introduce you to Richard Rodriguez; a passionate self-taught home cook and Master Chef Contestant 2017. We first came across Richard when we were scrolling through Instagram and spotted one of his pasta dishes. It was winter, it was cold and his image was comfort food goals! How could he make a simple pasta dish look so good? We instantly wanted to know more. After a few months of working together on social media, we just had to feature Richard on our blog.... Read More

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There’s a reason why Kenny Atkinson is the first chef to be crowned our Chef of the Month. Actually, there’s more than just one reason! Chef owner of Newcastle’s renowned House of Tides restaurant, Kenny Atkinson is the man to follow if you are looking to start a career in the hospitality industry. We are in awe of his talent and success! Kenny is well known in the North East region because of House of Tides (seriously, his restaurant is just pure class, find out more here), however, if you... Read More


Mark Heirs – Life as a Private Chef

Having grown up in the hospitality industry, working in the kitchens of his parent’s pubs, becoming a chef was the only career path Mark considered. After leaving catering college in Glasgow Mark honed his culinary skills in top restaurants such as Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens and Heston Blumenthal’s 3 Michelin starred Fat Duck. Mark then went on to make it to the final 16 of the first series of Masterchef the Professionals in 2008. Since then he’s spent time teaching in a cookery school and owned his own country restaurant.... Read More