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Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra chef patron Kol Marylebone Best New Restaurant in Europe La Liste

Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Kol in London's Marylebone, which was named Best New Restaurant in Europe this week by La Liste, reflects on his career to date.

Kelvin McCabe sommelier Hackney Coterie

Uncorked: Kelvin McCabe

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier and co-owner of Hackney Coterie on his policy of working with smaller producers, esoteric varietals, and lesser-known regions and his love of Christophe Baron's The Bionic Frog.

Flash-grilled: Sofian Msetfi Ormer Mayfair new executive chef

Flash-grilled: Sofian Msetfi

By James McAllister

Ormer Mayfair's new executive chef on the industry figure he most admires, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and why he prefers Instagram to Twitter.

How I Got Here with Amar Takhar co-founder of London Dalston restaurant Angelina and Soho cocktail bar Golden Gai

How I Got Here: Amar Takhar

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Angelina in London's Dalston and Soho bar Golden Gai on getting his restaurant start at JKS, the importance of learning self-discipline, and tackling the culture of overworking.

 Mikel López de Viñaspre co-founder and executive chef of the Sagardi Group of Basque restaurants

Flash-grilled: Mikel López de Viñaspre

By BigHospitality

The co-founder and executive chef of the Sagardi Group of Basque restaurants on learning from his grandmother, the need for humility and a dislike of molecular gastronomy.

Sandia Chang sommelier Kitchen Table restaurant

Uncorked: Sandia Chang

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Kitchen Table and Bubbleshop on her love of grower Champagne and growing up in a dry country.

Flash-grilled: Alex Price

Flash-grilled: Alex Price

By James McAllister

The GM and sommelier at recently opened all-day natural wine bar and restaurant Bar Crispin in Soho on the perfect wine pairing for a Big Mac, an affinity with Picasso and her controversial thoughts on fried chicken.

Photo credit: Justin De Souza

How I Got Here: Joe Moore

By James McAllister

The founder of pizza group Crust Bros on fulfilling his dream of becoming a restaurateur, thriving off competition, and why the Government's perception of the hospitality sector needs to change.

Flash-grilled with James Lovatt  head chef at Mark Birchall's Moor Hall Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year

Flash-grilled: James Lovatt

By James McAllister

The head chef at Mark Birchall's Moor Hall, which this week was named the Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year for the second year running, discusses his career.

How I Got Here with Jonathan Kaye general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in London Vauxhall

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How I Got Here: Jonathan Kaye

By James McAllister

The general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in Vauxhall on the importance of offering a great front of house experience, and changing people's perceptions of the sector.

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