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Demetri Tomazos Bone Daddies co-founder Japanese cuisine

How I Got Here: Demetri Tomazos

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of ramen group Bone Daddies on growing up in the business, his love of Italian food and his dream of being a drummer in a rock band.

The head chef of Cornerstone restaurant James Toth

Flash-grilled: James Toth

By James McAllister

The head chef of Cornerstone in Hackney Wick on liking the limelight, hating negativity and a memorable meal at The Ledbury.

JKS Restaurants Gymkhana Trishna director Sunaina Sethi on working with her bothers, making hospitality a more attractive career move, and her love...

How I Got Here: Sunaina Sethi

By James McAllister

The JKS Restaurants director on working with her bothers, making hospitality a more attractive career move, and her love of Eastenders.

Flash-grilled with The Silver Birch head chef Kimberley Hernandez formerly at XU in London’s Chinatown and Kym’s in the City

Flash-grilled: Kimberley Hernandez

By James McAllister

Chef Kimberley Hernandez, who previously oversaw the stoves at XU in London’s Chinatown and Kym’s in the City, now heads up the kitchen of Chiswick's recently opened The Silver Birch.

How I Got Here with La Tua Pasta owner Nicolas Hanson

How I Got Here: Nicolas Hanson

By James McAllister

Nicolas Hanson owns Borough Market-based pasta supplier La Tua Pasta, who pivoted his business and launched an online shop with nationwide delivery in the wake of the pandemic.

Adrian Hernandez Farina Coal Rooms head chef

Flash-grilled: Adrian Hernandez Farina

By James McAllister

New York-born chef Adrian Hernandez Farina has previously cooked at Hawksmoor, Smokestak and Chiltern Firehouse. He previously took over the stoves at the Coal Rooms in London's Peckham.

How I Got Here chief executive Crockers Luke Garnsworthy former chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

How I Got Here: Luke Garnsworthy

By James McAllister

Luke Garnsworthy, previously chef de partie at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, is the founder of fine dining group Crockers, which operates restaurants in Tring and Henley.

Gaia Enria founder of Burro e Salvia pasta restaurant Redchurch Street Shoreditch

Flash-grilled: Gaia Enria

By James McAllister

The Italian-born founder of Burro e Salvia, which opened on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch in 2013, on leading the current fresh pasta craze in the capital and how a trip to Modena changed her life.

Flash-grilled with Taiji Maruyama Japanese restaurant Taka London Marylebone

Flash-grilled: Taiji Maruyama

By James McAllister

Taiji Maruyama is executive chef at Japanese restaurant Taka, which recently opened its second London site in Marylebone.

Flash-grilled with Aquavit head chef Jorjon Colazo

Flash-grilled: Jorjon Colazo

By James McAllister

Chef Jorjon Colazo oversees the stoves at the Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Aquavit in London's St. James's.

How I Got Here: Lawrence Huggler

How I Got Here: Lawrence Huggler

By James McAllister

Lawrence Huggler owns the Jersey-based Huggler Hotels. His portfolio includes The Club Hotel & Spa in St. Helier, which is home to the Michelin-starred Bohemia restaurant.

Merlin Labron-Johnson Osip restaurant Bruton fergus Henderson

Flash grilled: Merlin Labron-Johnson

By James McAllister

The chef proprietor of Osip in Bruton and former Portland chef on his admiration for Fergus Henderson, almost getting run over and wanting Simon Hopkinson to cook him his final meal.

Flash-grilled with Koya co-founder and chef Shuko Oda

Flash-grilled: Shuko Oda

By James McAllister

Shuko Oda is co-founder and chef at udon noodle restaurant Koya, which operates two London locations in Soho and The City, and is currently celebrating its 10th birthday.

Stephen Tozer co-founder of London-based kebab restaurants Le Bab, Maison Bab and Kebab Queen

How I Got Here: Stephen Tozer

By James McAllister

Stephen Tozer is the co-founder of London-based kebab restaurants Le Bab, Maison Bab and Kebab Queen.

Flash-grilled with Crispin restaurant Spitalfields head chef Naz Hassan

Flash-grilled: Naz Hassan

By James McAllister

Naz Hassan is head chef at Crispin, an all-day restaurant in London's Spitalfields area that serves an eclectic small plates menu of Italian-focused dishes, alongside speciality coffee and low-intervention wines.

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