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

Flash-grilled: Zaw Mahesh

Flash-grilled: Zaw Mahesh

By Sophie Witts

Burmese-born Zaw Mahesh is the co-founder and head chef at Lahpet, which relocated from Hackney to Shoreditch last year.

The secret stagiaire: 108 Garage

The secret stagiaire: 108 Garage

By The secret stagiaire

This month our itinerant kitchen hands get an eyeful at Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi's Notting Hill restaurant.

Mimo founder Jon Warren on building the business

How I Got Here: Jon Warren

By Sophie Witts

Jon Warren founded cookery school Mimo in San Sebastián, Spain in 2009. The concept, which also offers food tastings and tours, opened in London this year.

Flash-grilled chef Elisabeth Passédat

Flash-grilled: Elisabeth Passédat

By James McAllister

Elisabeth Passédat, who has previously worked under Pierre Koffmann and Helena Puolakka, was named head chef at The Cleveland Arms in London’s Paddington earlier this year.

Chef Sam Ashton-Booth to join Counter Culture restaurant in London Clapham

Sam Ashton-Booth to join Counter Culture

By James McAllister

Sam Ashton-Booth is to take over the kitchen at Robin Gill’s Counter Culture restaurant in London’s Clapham starting next week (23 July).

How I Got Here with Razak Helalat who runs The Salt Room and The Coal Shed restaurants in Brighton and London

How I Got Here: Raz Helalat

By James McAllister

Razak Helalat runs The Salt Room and The Coal Shed in Brighton and a further The Coal Shed at London’s One Tower Bridge development. This weekend the latter will launch a 60s-style Surf 'n’ Turf brunch menu featuring Himalayan salt-aged sirloin and...

Tony Naylor ambitious chefs vs ingrate guests

Ambitious chefs vs ingrate guests

By Tony Naylor

Prue Leith is the latest influential foodie to lay into modernist chefs. Is it time to show these pioneers more respect?

Flash-grilled Paul Welburn

Flash-grilled: Paul Welburn

By James McAllister

Paul Welburn, who has worked under Andrew Pern, Brian Hughson and Richard Corrigan during his career, is executive chef at the Michelin-starred Oxford Kitchen in Oxfordshire.


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