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Meet Your Chef


Mark Satterthwaite, a passionate chef as seen on MasterChef The Professionals 2018, brings his exciting flavours to his new restaurant, Base.


Born and bred in the South Lakes of Cumbria, Mark Satterthwaite makes the very most of the ingredients available locally. With a thriving farming industry and stunning coastlines, Cumbria offers some of the best meat, fish and vegetables available. Combining these with his knowledge and creativity, Mark is able to create products and dishes to satisfy your taste buds and appetite.

2018 saw Mark go from strength to strength; with recipes published in cookbooks, cooking demonstrations and of course, his appearance on BBC's MasterChef The Professionals - his services have been in high demand ever since.


The launch of Elite Dining saw Mark release the products found in his online shop and his skills and expertise in the form of private chef services homes and holiday homes around the Lake District.


In June 2020, Elite Dining took over The Coach House at Ford Park and re-branded the business as Base, to offer contact-less takeaways during the worldwide pandemic period.


Since 30th July 2020, a flavour filled daytime menu & rosette standard evening menu have been on offer at Base restaurant, along with complete wedding packages.

In October 2020, Base won a Good Food Award and Blue Ribbon For Delicious Dishes thanks to the support of our customers and the hard work from Mark and his team. 

Winning the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2022 and one AA Rosette in October 2022 and retaining this rosette in 2023, Base continues to go from strength to strength!

Keep an eye on this site and Base social media for information on ultra seasonal weekly changing menus and special evening announcements.

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