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Adria Wu Maple & Co chef

Flash-grilled: Adria Wu

By Joe Lutrario

The chef behind healthy eating concept Maple & Co on her dislike of foams and a near death experience in Hong Kong.

Flash-grilled with The Dorchester's executive chef Mario Perera

Flash-grilled: Mario Perera

By James McAllister

The Dorchester's executive chef on his love of tasting menus, memories of his mother's cooking, and remembering Paul Bocuse.

How I Got Here with Sipful canned cocktails founder Emily Darwell

How I Got Here: Emily Darwell

By James McAllister

The founder of Sipful on creating her canned cocktails business, the importance of family support, and Sundays spent eating 'eccentric' fish finger sandwiches.

Flash-grilled with Yasuda Akinori  head chef at recently-launched sushi restaurant Sumi in Notting Hill Endo Kazutoshi

Flash-grilled: Yasuda Akinori

By James McAllister

The head chef at recently-launched sushi restaurant Sumi in Notting Hill on learning his craft from his father, getting his start in the industry, and his love of the seaside.

How I Got Here with Lily Bovey co-founder of 'climate positive' burger brand GROUND Ethical Butcher STAKEhaus

How I Got Here: Lily Bovey

By James McAllister

The founder of STAKEhaus, who has just launched 'climate positive' burger brand GROUND with The Ethical Butcher, on her love of the street food scene and hopes for a more sustainable future.

Elia Sebregondi head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00

Flash-grilled: Elia Sebregondi

By James McAllister

The head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00 on giving respect to kitchen porters, his love of simplicity and a bitter first food memory.

How I Got Here Margriet Vandezande-Crump co-owner The Greyhound in Beaconsfield One to Watch Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

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How I Got Here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister

The Belgium co-owner of The Greyhound in Beaconsfield, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, reflects on her career to date.

How I got here: Andrew Macleod founder Emilia’s Crafted Pasta

How I got here: Andrew Macleod

By James McAllister

The founder and managing director of Emilia’s Crafted Pasta on having to work smarter, the joys of cold water swimming and why the Swiss have the right attitude towards a career in hospitality.

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.

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