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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.

How I Got Here Rebecca Mascarenhas

How I Got Here: Rebecca Mascarenhas

By Joe Lutrario

Rebecca Mascarenhas, who co-owns the Michelin-starred Elystan Street in Chelsea and Kitchen W8 in Kensington with chef Phil Howard, has more than three decades of industry experience. Next month her first restaurant, Sonny's Kitchen, will close its...

Why restaurants need to be part of the conversation on social media marketing

The art of social listening

By Eloise Sheppard

Call Systems Technology's managing director on why it's vital to be part of the online conversation.

Flash-grilled Charles Morgan

Flash-grilled: Charles Morgan

By Joe Lutrario

Charles Morgan, who previously oversaw operations at The Forbury Hotel in Reading, is now general manager of The Five Arrows hotel near Aylesbury.

Photo credit: Tom Price/Tearfund

How I Got Here: Will Torrent

By Joe Lutrario

Chocolate expert Will Torrent, who has previously worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal and James Martin, is a consultant pastry chef to Waitrose and ambassador for Christian charity Tearfund.

The name game: why it's time to take your online reputation seriously

The name game: why it's time to take your online reputation seriously

By Restaurant magazine

The proliferation of social media and review sites means a restaurant’s online reputation is under constant scrutiny and flux. We gathered a group of restaurant marketers to discuss how businesses can manage their online reputations and even enhance them.

Former River Café sommelier Katie Exton opened relaxed fine-dining restaurant Lorne with chef Peter Hall in London back in 2017

Flash-grilled: Katie Exton

By Joe Lutrario

Former River Café sommelier Katie Exton opened relaxed fine-dining restaurant Lorne with chef Peter Hall in London back in 2017.

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