For one night only during April, May and June, each chef will join head chef Andrew McLay, to create their own menus, in a melding of their own cooking influences with the usual J Sheekey sharing plate menu of fish, shellfish, and meat.
The programme is the second annual event of its kind for the restaurant, and seeks to promote and celebrate female chef talent. Each dinner will cost £50 per person, and are bookable online.
Anna Tobias will kick off the series on 25 April. She brings her own seasonal, ‘light’ dishes, influenced by her career as head chef at Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch; her three years at the Michelin-starred River Café, and experience at the Blueprint Café with then-head chef Jeremy Lee.
Rachel Roddy will cook on 9 May, bringing her signature British-Italian style, which she has developed after a decade living in Rome. Roddy is also a columnist in the Guardian newspaper food supplement, Cook.
Ching He Huang, the TV chef and author originally born in Taiwan but raised in South Africa, and now mentee of Chinese chef Ken Hom, will cook on 27 June. Her food is inspired by traditional Chinese cookery methods, made with organic and ethically-sourced produce.
Part of the Caprice Holdings group, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is found between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, and is near to Soho, and Chinatown. It features a dining terrace, open all year round, with tables for guests in the summer months, plus heaters and blankets in winter.
It specialises in sharing plates and platters, including a focus on seasonal and sustainable fish and shellfish, plus meat and vegetarian options.