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Flash-grilled: Masaki Sugisaki executive chef and co-founder of Dinings SW3

Flash-grilled: Masaki Sugisaki

By James McAllister

The executive chef and co-founder of Dinings SW3 on his admiration of Nobu Matsuhisa, his love of Instagram, and why he can't stand whistling in his kitchen.

Flash-grilled: Gavin Edney

Flash-grilled: Gavin Edney

By James McAllister

The group head chef for The Elder in Bath and The Woodsman in Stratford upon Avon on starting out in kitchens at 15 and his love of wild British ingredients.

Richard Green founder Eurogroup SAS Riviera Restaurants and Luxury Ltd London-based wine bar and restaurant group 28-50

How I Got Here: Richard Green

By James McAllister

The owner of London-based wine bar and restaurant group 28-50 reflects on his career to date, which has seen him establish a portfolio of hospitality businesses across the UK and Europe.

Flash-grilled with former Gordon Ramsay Group alumnus and Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden head chef Michael Carr

Flash-grilled: Michael Carr

By James McAllister

The former Gordon Ramsay Group alumnus, who now oversees the stoves of Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden, on childhood Christmas dinners, working in pubs, and his love of Sunday Brunch.

How I Got Here with sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder Sandia Chang

How I Got Here: Sandia Chang

By James McAllister

The sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder reflects on her career to date, what motives her, and what advice she would give to those looking to make it in the business.

Flash-grilled: chef Marwa Alkhalaf co-owner Nutshell Iranian restaurant London Covent Garden

Flash-grilled: Marwa Alkhalaf

By James McAllister

The co-owner of Iranian restaurant Nutshell in London on what it means to be a good chef, and why she regrets not pursuing it as career from a younger age.

How I Got Here with former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer who owns 7 Saints in Notting Hill

How I Got Here: James Gummer

By James McAllister

Former The Wolseley and Isabel maître d’ James Gummer, who now owns Notting Hill restaurant 7 Saints, on what motivates him and his love of pubs.

Flash grilled with Masterchef: The Professionals finalist and Bob Bob Ricard head chef Tom Peters

Flash-grilled: Tom Peters

By James McAllister

The former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, who took over the stoves at Bob Bob Ricard last year, on how he got his start in the industry and his long-held admiration of Thomas Keller.

Flash-grilled with Great British Menu Champion of Champions Lorna McNew head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich

Flash-grilled: Lorna McNee

By James McAllister

The Great British Menu 'Champion of Champions', who took over as head chef of Glasgow’s Cail Bruich restaurant last year, on working with Andrew Fairlie and her dream dinner party guest list.

Flash-grilled with Pali Hill head chef Avinash Shashidhara London Indian restaurant

Flash-grilled: Avinash Shashidhara

By James McAllister

The head chef of recently launched Fitzrovia restaurant Pali Hill on dining at Italy's Trattoria Caprini, and why he'd be a surgeon if he wasn't in kitchens.

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.

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