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Claire Barnes Biography – Claire Barnes Wiki

Claire Barnes is an entrepreneur and a contestant on MasterChef UK 2023. She is the owner of The Cheese and Wine Shop in Darlington’s historic Clarks Yard. Originally established in 1999 by founding owner Terry, Claire and her partner Katy bought the store from him in 2019. The establishment has “been serving up local & hard-to-find cheeses, fine & every day wines and glorious deli produce to our Darling Town for over 20 years.”

How would you describe your style of cooking?

“I’d say Sporadic! I didn’t get into “proper” cooking until my mid 20’s when I met my wife. I love Italian food, and the soul food in America but most of all I cook food that my wife and I love to eat. Nothing fancy, just good honest grub.”

What is your earliest cooking memory?

“I grew up in a council estate in Middlesbrough and ate home cooked meals that went between plenty. Homemade pies and stews, with my Mam making unreal pastry and dumplings. I never cooked as child or a teenager really and it was only when I could afford to start eating out in restaurants as an adult that it opened my eyes to the world of food.”

Why did you enter MasterChef?

“Because Love Island didn’t want me…

I applied for MasterChef when I turned 30 but didn’t get through, five years later and feeling more confident with my cooking I thought I’d give it another go, not expecting to ever get on!”

What is your food dream?

“I want a fish and chip shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans, it’s my favourite place in the world and I think it’s the perfect place to bring a bit of traditional British food. If not that, then I’d love to bring New Orleans to Darlington and open up somewhere serving Southern soul food and copious amounts of beignets and café au laits.”

CClaire Barnes Age

MasterChef contestant Claire Barnes is 35 years old as of 2023.

Claire Barnes Wife

MasterChef Contestant Claire Barnes is married to Katy.

Claire Barnes MasterChef UK

Claire Barnes is one of the MasterChef 2023 Contestants cooking for John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the second week of heats of the BBC One reality show. Some of the other contestants are Cliodhna Gibson, Adam Ball, Forest Kwok, Joanne Piggott and Anurag Aggarwal.

Claire Barnes Instagram

Claire Barnes’ Instagram handle is @senrab.