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How I Got Here with director of Sheffield restaurants Jöro and Konjö Stacey Sherwood-French

How I Got Here: Stacey Sherwood-French

By James McAllister

The director of Sheffield restaurants Jöro and Konjö on the challenges and rewards of hospitality, and why there should be more focus on championing the next generation of business leaders.

Flash-grilled with The Ivy's executive chef Gary Lee

Flash-grilled: Gary Lee

By James McAllister

The Ivy's executive chef on his love of boxing, memories of eating at Alain Ducasse's Benoit in Paris, and watching Mark Hix on Great British Menu.

How I Got Here with Hoxton Bakehouse founding director Darren Bland

How I Got Here: Darren Bland

By James McAllister

The founding director of Hoxton Bakehouse, which operates five locations across the UK with at least two more in the pipeline, reflects on his career to date.

Flash-grilled with Shay Cooper chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park

Flash-grilled: Shay Cooper

By James McAllister

The chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park on his admiration for Joël Robuchon, being reviewed by Jan Moir, and nearly choking to death on a piece of bacon.

How I Got Here with Kipferl restaurant Islington founder Hubert Zanier

How I Got Here: Hubert Zanier

By James McAllister

The owner of Austrian restaurant Kipferl in Islington on ditching his life as a banker to pursue a career in hospitality, and what he would change about London's restaurant scene.

Flash-grilled: Masaki Sugisaki executive chef and co-founder of Dinings SW3

Flash-grilled: Masaki Sugisaki

By James McAllister

The executive chef and co-founder of Dinings SW3 on his admiration of Nobu Matsuhisa, his love of Instagram, and why he can't stand whistling in his kitchen.

Flash-grilled: Gavin Edney

Flash-grilled: Gavin Edney

By James McAllister

The group head chef for The Elder in Bath and The Woodsman in Stratford upon Avon on starting out in kitchens at 15 and his love of wild British ingredients.

Richard Green founder Eurogroup SAS Riviera Restaurants and Luxury Ltd London-based wine bar and restaurant group 28-50

How I Got Here: Richard Green

By James McAllister

The owner of London-based wine bar and restaurant group 28-50 reflects on his career to date, which has seen him establish a portfolio of hospitality businesses across the UK and Europe.

Flash-grilled with former Gordon Ramsay Group alumnus and Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden head chef Michael Carr

Flash-grilled: Michael Carr

By James McAllister

The former Gordon Ramsay Group alumnus, who now oversees the stoves of Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden, on childhood Christmas dinners, working in pubs, and his love of Sunday Brunch.

How I Got Here with sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder Sandia Chang

How I Got Here: Sandia Chang

By James McAllister

The sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder reflects on her career to date, what motives her, and what advice she would give to those looking to make it in the business.

Flash-grilled: chef Marwa Alkhalaf co-owner Nutshell Iranian restaurant London Covent Garden

Flash-grilled: Marwa Alkhalaf

By James McAllister

The co-owner of Iranian restaurant Nutshell in London on what it means to be a good chef, and why she regrets not pursuing it as career from a younger age.

How I Got Here with former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer who owns 7 Saints in Notting Hill

How I Got Here: James Gummer

By James McAllister

Former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer, who now owns Notting Hill restaurant 7 Saints, on what motivates him and his love of pubs.

Flash grilled with Masterchef: The Professionals finalist and Bob Bob Ricard head chef Tom Peters

Flash-grilled: Tom Peters

By James McAllister

The former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, who took over the stoves at Bob Bob Ricard last year, on how he got his start in the industry and his long-held admiration of Thomas Keller.

Flash-grilled with Great British Menu Champion of Champions Lorna McNew head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich

Flash-grilled: Lorna McNee

By James McAllister

The Great British Menu 'Champion of Champions', who took over as head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich restaurant last year, on working with Andrew Fairlie and her dream dinner party guest list.

Flash-grilled with Pali Hill head chef Avinash Shashidhara London Indian restaurant

Flash-grilled: Avinash Shashidhara

By James McAllister

The head chef of recently launched Fitzrovia restaurant Pali Hill on dining at Italy's Trattoria Caprini, and why he'd be a surgeon if he wasn't in kitchens.

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