Terry has his roots in the North East and has worked there for the past 23 years.
Awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to the restaurant and tourism industries, Terry
began his training in some of Europe’s finest hotels, returning to the region to
spend eight years as lead chef, building a formidable reputation for the Fishermans
Lodge restaurant in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1988 he opened 21 Queen
Street on Newcastle’s Quayside which was awarded a Michelin Star and was followed
by three more bistro style restaurants in Ponteland, Sunderland and Durham. 21 Queen
Street was refurbished in 2000 as Cafe 21, bringing it in line with Terry’s other
Bistro style restaurants in the region where people can relax in informal surroundings
and enjoy the very best food from the regions own producers. The 21 Hospitality
Group extended their portfolio with the development of Jesmond Dene House, a boutique
hotel and restaurant in 2005.
In 2006 Terry was awarded a life time achievement award at the Northern hospitality
Awards as well as becoming the face of the "Passionate People, Passionate Places"
campaign. March 2007 saw the opening of Cafe 21 within Fenwicks department store
in Newcastle and that was followed by Cafe Vivo, a modern Italian restaurant based
within the Live Theatre on the Newcastle Quay side.
Terry and the 21 Hospitality Group have teamed - eatre for the third time to create
a new pub and food venture on Newcastle's Quayside. Their latest venture, The Broad
Chare opened only last week. The new, but traditional English city pub offers patrons
something new and fresh whilst also harnessing some of the best traditions and spirit
of the old.
Terry has been a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts since 1998.