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How I Got Here Jay Patel co-founder of Legare in London Bridge

How I Got Here: Jay Patel

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Legare in London Bridge on why he got into restaurants, ditching social media, and the problems with normalising toxic behavior in the sector.

Shaulan Steenson executive chef Temaki

Flash-grilled: Shaulan Steenson

By Joe Lutrario

The executive chef of Brixton's Temaki on the importance of a sustainable approach and why there's nowhere to hide when it comes to sushi.

James Banks The Black Swan wine

Uncorked: James Banks

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots York on his unusually flexible wine offer and his policy of training his entire front of house team to recommend and serve wine.

How I Got Here with Télémaque Argyriou founder of contemporary Greek restaurant Kalimera in London's Crouch End

How I Got Here: Télémaque Argyriou

By James McAllister

The founder of contemporary Greek restaurant Kalimera in London's Crouch End on building his business, and why the sector is too attached to the big delivery companies.

Bradley Tomlinson sommelier Leroy restaurant

Uncorked: Bradley Tomlinson

By Joe Lutrario

The former playwright and stand-up comedian that now leads the wine programme at Shoreditch’s Leroy on his clumsy ways and his love of Barbaresco.

Flash-grilled with Lucy Timm head chef of  Provençal-rooted London restaurant Royale

Flash-grilled: Lucy Timm

By James McAllister

The head chef of Provençal-rooted London restaurant Royale on her love of music and how it complements her cooking, and the time she was nearly caught up in a tornado.

Barletta restaurant Margate founder Natalia Ribbe on wine

Uncorked: Natalia Ribbe

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of the Ladies Of Restaurants collective and Margate's Barletta restaurant on spilling Champagne over mafiosa types and her inclusive list that champions female wine producers.

How I Got Here with Katie Cross founder of Exeter-based vegan bakery Cake or Death

How I Got Here: Katie Cross

By James McAllister

The founder of Exeter-based, vegan bakery Cake or Death on building her business, struggles with commercial property, and the need for a more inclusive environment in kitchens.

Flash-grilled with Where The Light Gets In chef Sam Buckley

Flash-grilled: Sam Buckley

By James McAllister

The Where The Light Gets In chef, who is set to launch a multifaceted restaurant space called Yellowhammer in Stockport’s old town next month, tells us about his career.

How I Got Here John Pallagi former restaurateur who now runs heritage butcher and meat supplier business Farmison & Co

How I Got Here: John Pallagi

By James McAllister

The former restaurateur who now runs heritage butcher and meat supplier business Farmison & Co on his career to date, and why restaurants must embrace the digital world.

Tes Ryu sushi counter head chef at Alexis Gauthier’s vegan restaurant 123V

Flash-grilled: Tes Ryu

By James McAllister

The sushi counter head chef at Alexis Gauthier’s vegan restaurant 123V on simplicity in cooking and why her knives are so precious.

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