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How I Got Here with Ratnesh Bagdai co-founder of Spanish group Brindisa,

How I Got Here: Ratnesh Bagdai

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Spanish group Brindisa, which recently launched its first restaurant outside of central London in Richmond, on his career, motivations, and thoughts on the service charge debate.

Flash-grilled: Stefan Cosser co-founder of  Restaurant Brands Collective former The Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen chef

Flash-grilled: Stefan Cosser

By James McAllister

The chef and food development consultant who helped launch Restaurant Brands Collective last year on working at The Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen, and why foams in cooking are overrated.

How I Got Here with Arya Razi founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney

How I Got Here: Arya Razi

By James McAllister

The founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney on sustainability, growing up working in his father's restaurants, and what motivates him.

Meg Greenacre group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House

Flash-grilled: Meg Greenacre

By James McAllister

The group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House on her respect for Michel Roux Jr, a disastrous dessert incident, and why she'd ban animal products.

How I Got Here: Helen Hall Peckham Cellar's co-founder

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How I Got Here: Helen Hall

By James McAllister

The Peckham Cellar's co-founder on opening a wine bar during a pandemic, getting her start in the sector, and why hospitality can be the best job in the world.

Flash-grilled with Michael Kwan head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly Coup de Monde de la Patisserie

Flash-grilled: Michael Kwan

By James McAllister

The head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly, who recently impressed at the Coup de Monde de la Patisserie in France, discusses his career to date.

How I Got Here with Little Dish founder Hillary Graves

How I Got Here: Hillary Graves

By James McAllister

The food entrepreneur and Little Dish founder on building her business, and the need for higher nutritional standards in children’s food manufacturing.

Dominique Crenn Atelier Crenn Icon Award trophy The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Flash-grilled: Dominique Crenn

By James McAllister

The renowned French chef, who received the Icon Award trophy at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 this week, on her earliest food memory, first industry job, and signature dish.

Sarah Helliwell head of wine Wilding restaurant Eight Stony Street

Uncorked: Sarah Helliwell

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Oxford’s Wilding and Frome’s Eight Stony Street on her top three restaurant wine list and her favourite wine producers.

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