Frances Atkins is a world-reknowned Michelin starred chef. She also happens to be a member of the Ironart extended family as she is married to Nichola’s father Bill. Together they own and run The Yorke Arms in the Nidd valley near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Last week Frances was awarded 3rd place in the Sunday Times Food List Top 100, making her the highest ranking female chef in the country. It is the latest in a string of accolades for The Yorke Arms, which has held a Michelin star since 2003. The Sunday Times Food List is now in its fourth year, and was based on 80,000 reviews.
We are all incredibly proud of you Frances, and for what you and Bill have achieved at the Yorke Arms. You have worked so hard to get to this point, and nobody could deserve it more.