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

How I Got Here with chef director Akira Shimizu

How I Got Here: Akira Shimizu

By James McAllister

Akira Shimizu is chef director for his eponymous restaurant Akira at Japan House in Kensington, and Engawa in Soho.

Flash-grilled with chef and Elite Bistros founder Gary Usher

Flash-grilled: Gary Usher

By James McAllister

Elite Bistros founder Gary Usher has crowdfunded more than £400,000 to launch restaurants including the recently opened Kala in Manchester. Earlier this week, a documentary charting the chef’s bid to open his Pinion restaurant in Prescot aired on Channel...

Thinking outside the lunch box

Thinking outside the lunch box

By Tony Naylor

Lunch visits are falling in frequency, but are there ways restaurants can work around, or with, this change in customer habits?

How I Got Here with Murger Han chef and restaurateur Bin Li

How I Got Here: Bin Li

By James McAllister

Bin Li is the owner and head chef at Chinese street food restaurant Murger Han, which currently operates two London sites in Euston and Mayfair.

Flash grilled with Swan restaurant, Shakespeare’s Globe head chef Simon Ulph

Flash-grilled: Simon Ulph

By James McAllister

Simon Ulph, who previously oversaw the kitchen at St Leonard's in Hackney, became head chef at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe earlier this year.

How I Got Here with Temper restaurant group MD Sam Lee

How I Got Here: Sam Lee

By James McAllister

Sam Lee is the managing director of restaurant group Temper, which currently operates three London sites in Covent Garden, Soho and the City.

Flash-grilled with chef Kuba Winkowski

Flash-grilled: Kuba Winkowski

By James McAllister

Kuba Winkowski, who recently stepped down from his role as head chef at The Feathered Nest Country Inn in the Cotswolds, was named Craft Guild’s National Chef of the Year 2019.

How I Got Here with chef Peter del Campo

How I Got Here: Peter del Campo

By James McAllister

Brazilian-born chef Peter del Campo joined the team at Blakes Hotel in Kensington more than a decade ago, and has overseen the kitchen there since 2014.

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