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The latest news and interviews from the movers and shakers in the industry, including appointments, promotions, insights and achievements.

Helena Puolakka leaves D&D London

Helena Puolakka leaves D&D London

By Sophie Witts

Chef Helena Puolakka has left D&D London to return to her native Finland after a long career with the restaurant group.

Graham Long will open Gezellig restaurant in Holborn next week

Flash-grilled: Graham Long

By Joe Lutrario

Graham Long, whose CV includes stints working with Gordon Ramsay and Shane Osborn, will officially open Gezellig in Holborn next week with sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn.

Aldo Zilli chef interview

How I Got Here: Aldo Zilli

By Joe Lutrario

The Italian-born chef has opened a string of London restaurants, written over 10 cookbooks and appeared on numerous television programmes.

Simon Hulstone is chef owner of The Elephant restaurant in Torquay

Flash-grilled: Simon Hulstone

By Joe Lutrario

Simon Hulstone is chef owner of The Elephant in Torquay, a Michelin starred restaurant overlooking the harbour. This year the restaurant is celebrating arts and culture through a series of lunches with creatives, starting with the theatre director Michael...

Charlie Carroll founder Flat Iron steak

How I Got Here: Charlie Carroll

By Joe Lutrario

Charlie Carroll has turned the traditional steakhouse model on its head with his affordable steak restaurant group Flat Iron.

Liam Dillon chef-owner of The Boat Inn restaurant in Litchfield.

Flash-grilled: Liam Dillon

By Joe Lutrario

Liam Dillon, who has previously worked for the likes of Marcus Wareing and Tom Sellers, is chef-owner of The Boat Inn in Litchfield.

Maria Tamander owner The Cleveland Arms pub Paddington

How I got here: Maria Tamander

By Joe Lutrario

A former film executive, Swedish-born Maria Tamander took over upmarket Paddington pub The Cleveland Arms in 2014.

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