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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.

Flash-grilled with Bristol-based live fire and BBQ expert Genevieve Taylor who makes her Meatopia London debut in September

Flash-grilled: Genevieve Taylor

By James McAllister

The Bristol-based live fire and BBQ expert, who makes her Meatopia debut in September, on her earliest food memory, her dream dinner party, and the industry figure she most admires.

How I Got Here with London-based French traiteur and delicatessen Colette founder Dimitri Plaquet

How I Got Here: Dimitri Plaquet

By James McAllister

The co-founder of London-based French traiteur and delicatessen Colette on building his gourmet delicatessen business, what motivates him, and his favourite places to eat in London.

Flash-grilled with Pied à Terre executive chef Asimakis Chaniotis

Flash-grilled: Asimakis Chaniotis

By James McAllister

The Pied à Terre executive chef on his first industry job, the industry figure he most admires, and the oddest thing a customer has ever said to him.

How I Got Here with Raquel de Oliveira managing director of of Peruvian restaurants Andina in London's Spitalfields and Ceviche in Soho

How I Got Here: Raquel de Oliveira

By James McAllister

The managing director of Peruvian restaurants Andina in London's Spitalfields and Ceviche in Soho on struggles with staffing, not being fixated on roll outs, and the importance of kindness.

Sommelier Honey Spencer Evelyn’s Table The Palomar

Uncorked: Honey Spencer

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier behind the lists at restaurants including The Palomar and Evelyn’s Table on knocking over a bottle of Clos Rougeard and her top three restaurant wine lists.

Flash-grilled with Harriet Mansell chef behind Robin Wylde and low-intervention wine bar Lilac in Lyme Regis

Flash-grilled: Harriet Mansell

By James McAllister

The West Country-born chef behind Robin Wylde and recently-launched, low-intervention wine bar Lilac in Lyme Regis on her cooking style, Massimo Bottura, and the greatest pizza she's ever eaten.

How I Got Here with Provenance Meat Company co-owner Struan Robertson

How I Got Here: Struan Robertson

By James McAllister

The co-owner of The Provenance Meat Company on becoming a butcher, his best and worst business decisions, and why there needs to be more routes to market for small-scale farmers.

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The Lower Chequer

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The Lower Chequer is tucked down Crown Bank in the quaint town of Sandbach, a thriving market town most well-known for its ancient Saxon Crosses...

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