Interviews

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

By Sophie Witts

Canadian chef Jane Tran has gone from working at Bar Boulud to a role as executive chef at tech start-up EatFirst – which home-delivers restaurant-quality meals within minutes. 

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias on the new-look Casamia

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Peter Sanchez-Iglesias on the new-look Casamia

By Joe Lutrario

The chef behind Casamia lost older brother and business partner Jonray to cancer late last year but their plan to move the Michelin-starred restaurant from Westbury-on-Trym to central Bristol is going ahead. 

Business Profile: Rossopomodoro

Business Profile: Rossopomodoro

By Joe Lutrario

After an underwhelming start in the UK, in the hands of Handley Amos, Neapolitan pizza chain Rossopomodoro has begun to expand steadily thanks to a menu overhaul and a forward-thinking link-up with John Lewis.

Chef Simon Hulstone on running a seasonal hospitality business

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Chef Simon Hulstone on running a seasonal hospitality business

By Emma Eversham

Simon Hulstone is chef-owner of The Elephant restaurant in Torquay. Last year his family acquired tea room Burridge’s, also in the town. Here he talks about the challenges of running seasonal hospitality businesses and how he has been impacted by the...

Brett Redman of Jidori on the Japanese cuisine explosion

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Brett Redman of Jidori on the Japanese cuisine explosion

By Liam Garrahan

Brett Redman’s Japanese venture, Jidori, follows the trend set by its sister restaurants, Elliots and The Richmond, by being vastly different to each other, yet following the same principles of serving quality produce cooked over a wood or charcoal grill....

Business Profile: Jamie's Italian

Business Profile: Jamie's Italian

By Mark Wingett

Jamie’s Italian outpaced the branded competition during the downturn. But can one of Britain’s most successful casual dining brands maintain pole position at home as it continues to build its presence overseas?

Kate Hawkings on creating wine lists and new restaurant Bellita

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Kate Hawkings on creating wine lists and new restaurant Bellita

By Joe Lutrario

Involved with Bristol’s now buzzing restaurant scene for decades, restaurateur and oenophile Kate Hawkings also chairs the Guild of Food Writers. Last month she opened Bellita, a wine-focused follow up to Bell’s Diner.

Byron founder Tom Byng

Business Profile: Byron

By Mark Wingett

Two years on from its change in ownership and with a ‘full deck’ of 52 sites, Byron is pushing on to the next stage of growth under its founder Tom Byng.

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