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

Flash-grilled with Rose Ashby head chef of Spring restaurant at Somerset House

Flash-grilled: Rose Ashby

By James McAllister

The head chef of Spring at Somerset House on her love of Christmas dinner, childhood aspirations of being a PE teacher, and struggling to impress her six-year-old niece with pasta.

Flash-grilled with co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds Gemma Simmonite

Flash-grilled: Gemma Simmonite

By James McAllister

The co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds on her admiration of Asma Khan, watching MasterChef Australia, and why there's no place for machismo in her kitchen.

Meal kit business Finish & Feast founders on working with chefs Tom Aikens, Ruth Hansom and Marianne Lumb

Table for three: Ross McPhail and Alex Pennington

By BigHospitality

The duo behind new restaurant meal kit business Finish & Feast, which is working with chefs including Tom Aikens, Ruth Hansom and Marianne Lumb, on making the makeaway market work and why it’s here to stay post lockdown.

How I Got Here with The Standard hotel's London general manager Elli Jafari

How I Got Here: Elli Jafari

By James McAllister

The Standard hotel's London general manager on her love of hospitality, the value of hard work, and fears over what the future holds for the industry.

Flash-grilled with The Ivy's executive chef Gary Lee

Flash-grilled: Gary Lee

By James McAllister

The Ivy's executive chef on his love of boxing, memories of eating at Alain Ducasse's Benoit in Paris, and watching Mark Hix on Great British Menu.

How I Got Here with Hoxton Bakehouse founding director Darren Bland

How I Got Here: Darren Bland

By James McAllister

The founding director of Hoxton Bakehouse, which operates five locations across the UK with at least two more in the pipeline, reflects on his career to date.

Flash-grilled with Shay Cooper chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park

Flash-grilled: Shay Cooper

By James McAllister

The chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park on his admiration for Joël Robuchon, being reviewed by Jan Moir, and nearly choking to death on a piece of bacon.

How I Got Here with Kipferl restaurant Islington founder Hubert Zanier

How I Got Here: Hubert Zanier

By James McAllister

The owner of Austrian restaurant Kipferl in Islington on ditching his life as a banker to pursue a career in hospitality, and what he would change about London's restaurant scene.

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