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Kelvin McCabe sommelier Hackney Coterie

Uncorked: Kelvin McCabe

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier and co-owner of Hackney Coterie on his policy of working with smaller producers, esoteric varietals, and lesser-known regions and his love of Christophe Baron's The Bionic Frog.

Roux Scholarship finalists announced

Roux Scholarship finalists announced

By BigHospiality

The Roux family has revealed the names of the six chefs that will compete for the title of Roux Scholar 2020/21 next month.

Flash-grilled: Sofian Msetfi Ormer Mayfair new executive chef

Flash-grilled: Sofian Msetfi

By James McAllister

Ormer Mayfair's new executive chef on the industry figure he most admires, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and why he prefers Instagram to Twitter.

How I Got Here with Amar Takhar co-founder of London Dalston restaurant Angelina and Soho cocktail bar Golden Gai

How I Got Here: Amar Takhar

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Angelina in London's Dalston and Soho bar Golden Gai on getting his restaurant start at JKS, the importance of learning self-discipline, and tackling the culture of overworking.

 Mikel López de Viñaspre co-founder and executive chef of the Sagardi Group of Basque restaurants

Flash-grilled: Mikel López de Viñaspre

By BigHospitality

The co-founder and executive chef of the Sagardi Group of Basque restaurants on learning from his grandmother, the need for humility and a dislike of molecular gastronomy.

Sandia Chang sommelier Kitchen Table restaurant

Uncorked: Sandia Chang

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Kitchen Table and Bubbleshop on her love of grower Champagne and growing up in a dry country.

Julien Baris executive chef 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen

How I Got Here: Julien Baris

By Joe Lutrario

The executive chef of 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen on his favourite places to eat out and his respect for Alain Passard.

Flash-grilled: Alex Price

Flash-grilled: Alex Price

By James McAllister

The GM and sommelier at recently opened all-day natural wine bar and restaurant Bar Crispin in Soho on the perfect wine pairing for a Big Mac, an affinity with Picasso and her controversial thoughts on fried chicken.

Photo credit: Justin De Souza

How I Got Here: Joe Moore

By James McAllister

The founder of pizza group Crust Bros on fulfilling his dream of becoming a restaurateur, thriving off competition, and why the Government's perception of the hospitality sector needs to change.

Flash-grilled with James Lovatt  head chef at Mark Birchall's Moor Hall Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year

Flash-grilled: James Lovatt

By James McAllister

The head chef at Mark Birchall's Moor Hall, which this week was named the Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the Year for the second year running, discusses his career.

How I Got Here with Jonathan Kaye general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in London Vauxhall

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How I Got Here: Jonathan Kaye

By James McAllister

The general manager of the recently-opened Jolly Gardeners pub in Vauxhall on the importance of offering a great front of house experience, and changing people's perceptions of the sector.

Flash-grilled with Bristol-based live fire and BBQ expert Genevieve Taylor who makes her Meatopia London debut in September

Flash-grilled: Genevieve Taylor

By James McAllister

The Bristol-based live fire and BBQ expert, who makes her Meatopia debut in September, on her earliest food memory, her dream dinner party, and the industry figure she most admires.

Chef Andre Rhone to head up Soane's Kitchen within Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in London's Ealing

Andre Rhone to head up Soane's Kitchen

By James McAllister

Andre Rhone is to take on his first head chef role overseeing the stoves at Soane's Kitchen within Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in London's Ealing.

How I Got Here with London-based French traiteur and delicatessen Colette founder Dimitri Plaquet

How I Got Here: Dimitri Plaquet

By James McAllister

The co-founder of London-based French traiteur and delicatessen Colette on building his gourmet delicatessen business, what motivates him, and his favourite places to eat in London.

Chef Chris Shaw takes the reins at Townsend at Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Shaw takes the reins at Townsend

By James McAllister

Chef Chris Shaw, whose CV includes stints at Petersham Nurseries and BAO Soho, is to take over the stoves at Townsend, the modern-British restaurant and café at Whitechapel Gallery.

Flash-grilled with Pied à Terre executive chef Asimakis Chaniotis

Flash-grilled: Asimakis Chaniotis

By James McAllister

The Pied à Terre executive chef on his first industry job, the industry figure he most admires, and the oddest thing a customer has ever said to him.

Pía León named World’s Best Female Chef 2021 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Antwerp, Flanders in October

Pía León named World’s Best Female Chef

By James McAllister

Peruvian Pía León, chef-patron of Lima’s Kjollel, has been named The World’s Best Female Chef 2021 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Antwerp, Flanders in October.

How I Got Here with Raquel de Oliveira managing director of of Peruvian restaurants Andina in London's Spitalfields and Ceviche in Soho

How I Got Here: Raquel de Oliveira

By James McAllister

The managing director of Peruvian restaurants Andina in London's Spitalfields and Ceviche in Soho on struggles with staffing, not being fixated on roll outs, and the importance of kindness.

Sommelier Honey Spencer Evelyn’s Table The Palomar

Uncorked: Honey Spencer

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier behind the lists at restaurants including The Palomar and Evelyn’s Table on knocking over a bottle of Clos Rougeard and her top three restaurant wine lists.

Flash-grilled with Harriet Mansell chef behind Robin Wylde and low-intervention wine bar Lilac in Lyme Regis

Flash-grilled: Harriet Mansell

By James McAllister

The West Country-born chef behind Robin Wylde and recently-launched, low-intervention wine bar Lilac in Lyme Regis on her cooking style, Massimo Bottura, and the greatest pizza she's ever eaten.

How I Got Here with Provenance Meat Company co-owner Struan Robertson

How I Got Here: Struan Robertson

By James McAllister

The co-owner of The Provenance Meat Company on becoming a butcher, his best and worst business decisions, and why there needs to be more routes to market for small-scale farmers.

Flash-grilled: Daniel Calvert British chef who recently launched his new restaurant Sézanne at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

Flash-grilled: Daniel Calvert

By James McAllister

The British chef, who recently launched his new restaurant Sézanne at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, on the industry figure he most admires, and the worst review he's ever had.

Photo credit: Bricco e Bacco website

How I Got Here: Roberto Bergamotti

By James McAllister

The co-founder and business director at Fitzrovia-based Sicilian steak restaurant Bricco e Bacco on visits to Sake no Hana, and the importance of believing in and respecting your staff.

Uncorked Romain Bourger The Vineyard

Uncorked: Romain Bourger

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Berkshire's The Vineyard hotel on where and what he drinks when he's not working and his appreciation for Gerald and Nina Basset.

Bar Crispin natural wine bar launches with new head chef Brendan Lee and GM in-house sommelier Alex Price

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Bar Crispin launches with new head chef and GM

By James McAllister

Bar Crispin, the new natural wine concept from the team behind all-day restaurant Crispin in London's Spitalfields, has launched in Soho with a new head chef and in-house sommelier.

How I Got Here: Megan Bews general manager of Rudy's pizza in London's Soho

How I Got Here: Megan Bews

By James McAllister

The general manager of Neapolitan pizza brand Rudy’s, which has just launched its first London site in Soho, on Italy, teamwork, and the importance of restaurants paying a living wage.

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