A CHEF has left Keelham Farm Shop in the Bradford district for another site in Yorkshire.

Tim Kitchen has joined Crimple Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate as their new executive chef.

Originally from Surrey, Tim started his career in London working across brands such as D&D’s portfolio before moving to Leeds and becoming head chef at Angelica’s and Crafthouse.

Tim will focus on developing Crimple’s menu to celebrate locally sourced ingredients injecting his passion for food across the site.

After months of renovations, thanks to a £4 million investment from owner Graham Watson and his wife Tori, Crimple now stands as one of the largest sites of its kind in the UK, representing the best of Yorkshire.

A 20,000sq ft food hall, 150 seat restaurant and private events space now sit alongside the well established garden centre and gift hall, welcoming visitors from near and far.

Mr Watson said: "We are incredibly excited to bring Tim aboard the Crimple team.

"We’re passionate about supporting local and can’t wait for Tim to weave his creativity and passion into our menus and more.

"With late night dining launching imminently and a big focus on private events in 2022, there’s lots to do but with Tim at the helm we know the food will triumph."

Tim said: "I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my culinary journey.

"With all the buzz around the re-launch of Crimple, I can’t wait to get started and am truly excited about the opportunity to meet customers and help make their dining experience unforgettable."