He was previously head chef at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume and returns after spending a year at the three Michelin-starred restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen.
“I’m really proud to be back to work with Simon and start my new position as chef patron at Rogan & Co,” said Barnes (pictured).
“I have been very lucky to have worked alongside Simon at L’Enclume and have had a very rewarding career already within the business.
“It feels right to return to the team now, and to my home in the Lake District. I’m very excited, driven and ambitious, and am ready for this new challenge.”
Rogan said: “I’m really excited that Tom is re-joining our team. He was a brilliant head chef at L’Enclume and his return to the business has been met with real enthusiasm by the whole team up here in the Lake District.
“Having worked with Tom for years I know that he shares my ethos of working with the best possible ingredients and for creating authentic, delicious dishes.
“I’m confident that he will being some exciting new developments to Rogan & Co with his new role and really look forward to seeing what the future holds.”