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Flash-grilled with Racine restaurant chef Henry Harris London pop up Chelsea Physic Gardens

Flash-grilled: Henry Harris

By James McAllister

The renowned chef was back in the capital this weekend to briefly revive his legendary London restaurant Racine, with a one day pop up hosted by Company of Cooks at the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens.

How I Got Here with Uncle John's Bakery CEO Samuel Mensah

How I Got Here: Samuel Mensah

By James McAllister

Samuel Mensah is the CEO of London-based Ghanaian bakery business Uncle John's, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Flash-grilled with Tomas Lidakevicius former City Social executive chef Turnips Borough

Flash-grilled: Tomas Lidakevicius

By James McAllister

Former City Social executive chef Tomas Lidakevicius recently partnered with family-run Borough Market stall holder Turnips to launch a new al fresco restaurant space.

How I Got Here with Bancone co-founder Will Ellner

How I Got Here: Will Ellner

By James McAllister

Will Ellner operates two London sites under his pasta-focused restaurant group Bancone, with its Soho location recently reopening following the Coronavirus lockdown.

Flash-grilled with Seabird head chef Javier Duarte

Flash-grilled: Javier Duarte

By James McAllister

Former Barrafina head chef Javier Duarte recently took over the stoves at Seabird, the swanky hotel restaurant located on the 14th floor of The Hoxton in London's Southwark.

How I Got Here with James White Drinks managing director and owner Lawrence Mallinson

How I Got Here: Lawrence Mallinson

By James McAllister

Lawrence Mallinson is the managing director and owner of James White Drinks, makers of the Beet It, Big Tom and James White juices.

Flash-grilled with Xier chef owner Carlo Scotto

Flash-grilled: Carlo Scotto

By James McAllister

Carlo Scotto is the chef owner of 'double-billed fine and casual dining' Modern European restaurant Xier in London's Marylebone.

Flash-grilled Manteca chef cofounder Chris Leach

Flash-grilled: Chris Leach

By James McAllister

Former Petersham Nurseries chef Chris Leach launched the recently reopened Manteca with Smokestak’s David Carter late last year, having established the concept during a four-month residency at 10 Heddon Street.

Flash-grilled: Sandra Leong

Flash-grilled: Sandra Leong

By BigHospitality

Sandra Leong is the UK director of Singaporean restaurant Old Chang Kee, which has two central London locations

Elizabeth Forkuoh Gold Service Scholarship winner Gleneagles

Flash-grilled: Elizabeth Forkuoh

By Joe Lutrario

The winner of the 2020 Gold Service Scholarship on why she chose to work in restaurants, her pet hate in the dining room and the industry figure she most admires.

Flash-grilled: Angelo Sato

Flash-grilled: Angelo Sato

By James McAllister

Chef Angelo Sato, who has previously cooked at a number of restaurants in New York and Tokyo, now operates grab-and-go sushi concept Omoide in London's Bermondsey.

Photo credit: Jack Lewis Williams

Flash-grilled: Mark Wogan

By James McAllister

Working with his brother Alan, Mark Wogan runs pizza-by-the-slice group Homeslice, which as well as recently reopening for delivery, has also launched a take and bake service across the capital.

How I Got Here with former Benugo owner Hugo Warner

How I Got Here: Hugo Warner

By James McAllister

Former Benugo owner Hugo Warner recently founded Hackney-based 'hospitality driven workspace' The Fisheries

flash grilled with former Eleven Madison Park chef Matthew Whitfield

Flash-grilled: Matthew Whitfield

By James McAllister

Former Eleven Madison Park chef Matthew Whitfield now oversees the stoves at the Terrace restaurant at The Montagu Arms Hotel in Brockenhurst.

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