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Flash-grilled with Zuma London executive chef Marco Calenzo

Flash-grilled: Marco Calenzo

By James McAllister

Marco Calenzo is executive chef at the high-end, modern-Japanese restaurant Zuma in London's Knightsbridge

Flash-grilled with chef and MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima

Flash-grilled: Andrew Kojima

By James McAllister

British-Japanese chef Andrew Kojima - who owns Cheltenham-based casual dining Japanese restaurant Koj, and previously competed on MasterChef - talks about life in lockdown, and his problem with oysters.

Flash-grilled: Jean- Philippe Blondet

Flash-grilled: Jean-Philippe Blondet

By James McAllister

Jean-Philippe Blondet - who holds the position of executive chef at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester - reflects on his career, and tells us what he's been up to while in lockdown.

How I Got Here with Morty & Bob's founder Charlie Phillips

How I Got Here: Charlie Phillips

By James McAllister

Charlie Phillips, who cut his teeth as a commis chef at The River Café, is the founder of premium fast-casual restaurant brand and grilled-cheese specialist Morty & Bob’s

Flash-grilled with The Wilderness restaurant Alex Claridge

Flash-grilled: Alex Claridge

By James McAllister

The chef owner of The Wilderness restaurant in Birmingham on childhood memories of eating Milkybars, and what he thinks the key to home cookery is.

How I Got Here with baker and Poilâne CEO Apollonia Poilâne

How I Got Here: Apollonia Poilâne

By James McAllister

Apollonia Poilâne is a third-generation baker and CEO of Poilâne, which operates a handful of bakeries and restaurants across Paris and London.

Flash-grilled with chef James Cochran

Flash-grilled: James Cochran

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Islington restaurant 12:51 talks about how he's keeping busy while in lockdown, and relives the horror of the first time he made his girlfriend dinner at home.

How I Got Here with chef and restaurateur Rohit Ghai

How I Got Here: Rohit Ghai

By James McAllister

A former chef at some of London's leading Indian restaurants, Rohit Ghai opened his first solo restaurant, Kutir, in 2018.

How I Got Here with ROBATA Soho founder Sonny Huang

How I Got Here: Sonny Huang

By James McAllister

Sonny Huang is the founder of contemporary Japanese restaurant ROBATA in Soho.

How I Got Here with restaurateur Richard Gladwin

How I Got Here: Richard Gladwin

By James McAllister

With his brothers Oliver and Gregory, Richard Gladwin has launched four London restaurants. The most recent, Sussex, opened last year on the Soho site once occupied by Anthony Demetre and Will Smith’s Arbutus.

How I Got Here with Biff's Jack Shack and Biff's Kitchen co-founder Christa Bloom-Burrows

How I Got Here: Christa Bloom-Burrows

By James McAllister

Christa Bloom-Burrows co-founded jackfruit-based vegan fast food brand Biff’s Kitchen with her husband, the eponymous Biff.

Flash-grilled with Kitchen at Holmes hotel restaurant head chef Stefano Motta

Flash-grilled: Stefano Motta

By James McAllister

Italian chef Stefano Motta currently oversees the stoves at the Kitchen at Holmes hotel restaurant in London's Marylebone.

How I Got Here with Ella Canta restaurant chef patron Martha Ortiz

How I Got Here: Martha Ortiz

By James McAllister

High-profile Mexican chef and food writer Martha Ortiz made her international debut in 2017 with the launch of Ella Canta within the Intercontinental London hotel on Park Lane.

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