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Flash-grilled: Will Devlin

By Joe Lutrario

The chef owner of The Small Holding in Kildown, Kent, and The Curlew in Bodiam, East Sussex, on dodgy Tripadvisor reviews, tasting menus and avocados.

How I Got Here with Lunar Pub Company co-founder Hubert Beatson-Hird

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How I Got Here: Hubert Beatson-Hird

By James McAllister

Restaurateur Hubert Beatson-Hird is owner director of the Lunar Pub Company, which he founded with chef Oliver Marlowe.

Executive chef at Ormer Mayfair dancing, Great British Menu and what he thinks is the most overrated food

Flash-grilled: Kerth Gumbs

By James McAllister

The executive chef at Ormer Mayfair on his love of dancing, Great British Menu and what he thinks is the most overrated food.

How I Got Here with Top Cuvée co-founder Brodie Meah

How I Got Here: Brodie Meah

By James McAllister

Brodie Meah is the co-founder of lively neighbourhood-style restaurant Top Cuvée, which recently launched a permanent retail space just around the corner from its restaurant mothership in London's Highbury.

Flash grilled with former Pujol restaurant in Mexico City chef Nick Fitzgerald Tacos Padre.

Flash-grilled: Nick Fitzgerald

By James McAllister

Chef Nick Fitzgerald, who previously cooked at Pujol in Mexico City (currently ranked 12 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), now runs Borough Market-based taqueria Tacos Padre.

How I Got Here with Modern Greek Food Group CEO Andreas Labridis

How I Got Here: Andreas Labridis

By James McAllister

Former investment banker Andreas Labridis is CEO of the Modern Greek Food Group, which operates Opso in London's Marylebone; PITTABUN in Soho; and the two Michelin-starred Funky Gourmet in Athens.

Flash-grilled: Suhyung Lee senior sous chef at London’s Taiwanese hot spot BAO and Soho’s XU

Flash-grilled: Suhyung Lee

By James McAllister

Suhyung Lee is senior sous chef at London’s Taiwanese hot spot BAO and Soho’s XU. This Thursday (10 September) he'll be hosting a one-night-only guest takeover at Crispin in Spitalfields.

How I Got Here with Cambridge Distillery co-founder William Lowe

How I Got Here: William Lowe

By James McAllister

William Lowe is the co-founder and master distiller for gin producer and supplier Cambridge Distillery.

Flash-grilled: Tom Barnes

Flash-grilled: Tom Barnes

By James McAllister

The executive chef at Rogan & Co on the importance of learning the basics, his admiration for Michel Roux and banning Tripadvisor.

How I Got Here with Golden Union co-founder and director Kerry Brennan

How I Got Here: Kerry Brennan

By James McAllister

Kerry Brennan is the co-founder and director of 'quintessential British chippy' Golden Union in London's Soho.

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.

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