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

Flash-grilled with Angler restaurant executive chef Gary Foulkes

Flash-grilled: Gary Foulkes

By James McAllister

Gary Foulkes is executive chef at the Michelin-starred Angler restaurant, at the top of the South Place Hotel.

Crussh CEO steps down

Crussh CEO steps down

By Sophie Witts

The CEO of the Crussh health food and juice chain is to step down ahead of the ‘next phase of development’ for the company.

How I Got Here with former Duck & Waffle restaurant executive chef Tom Cenci

How I Got Here: Tom Cenci

By James McAllister

Former Duck & Waffle executive chef Tom Cenci joined forces with Adam White last year to relaunch well-known Bermondsey venue Village East as Loyal Tavern.

Flash-grilled with Vivek Singh of The Cinnamon Club restaurant in London

Flash-grilled: Vivek Singh

By James McAllister

Vivek Singh, who founded London restaurant The Cinnamon Club in 2001, is one of the most influential figures in Indian cuisine.

Chef Dan Doherty opens restaurant in Deptford

Dan Doherty opens restaurant in Deptford

By James McAllister

Former Duck & Waffle chef Dan Doherty has quietly returned to London’s restaurant scene almost exactly a year after being dismissed from his role at The Royal Oak gastropub in Marylebone following accusations of sexual harassment.

How I Got Here with chef Matt Beardmore of Legare restaurant

How I Got Here: Matt Beardmore

By James McAllister

Ex Trullo chef Matt Beardmore opened casual pasta-focused restaurant Legare with former Barrafina general manager Jay Patel near London's Tower Bridge last November.

Marc Veyrat loses Michelin Guide court battle

French chef loses Michelin Guide court battle

By Sophie Witts

A French chef who tried to force the Michelin Guide to reveal why it removed one of his restaurant’s Michelin stars has lost his lawsuit against the red book.

Natasha Cooke Lupins restaurant London Bridge

How I Got Here: Natasha Cooke

By Joe Lutrario

A former professional event rider Natasha Cooke opened her first restaurant Lupins in London Bridge, along with her friend and business partner Lucy Pedder, in early 2017.

Flash-grilled with former Bob Bob Ricard head chef George Farrugia who now oversees Fenchurch Restaurant

Flash-grilled: George Farrugia

By James McAllister

George Farrugia swapped Soho for the Sky Garden earlier this year, leaving Bob Bob Ricard to become head chef of the Fenchurch Restaurant on the 37th floor at London’s 20 Fenchurch Street.

The secret stagiaire: L’Ortolan / Heaneys

The secret stagiaire: L’Ortolan / Heaneys

By The secret stagiaire

In this special festive double-header, our peripatetic prepper heads to Tom Clarke’s Reading restaurant to stoke its engine room and then gets chippy at Tommy Heaney’s eponymous Cardiff restaurant.

How I Got Here with Folie restaurant founder Guillaume Depoix

How I Got Here: Guillaume Depoix

By James McAllister

Former Boundary Hotel operations director and Casa Cruz general manager Guillaume Depoix recently launched upmarket restaurant Folie on Soho's Golden Square; his first solo project.

Should chefs always be in their restaurants

Chefs not all present, but correct

By Tony Naylor

Historically, in good restaurants, customers expected the chef-owner to cook every service. But is that outdated and unreasonable?


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