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

Flash-grilled with Prawn on the Lawn seafood restaurant chef and co-owner Rick Toogood

Flash-grilled: Rick Toogood

By James McAllister

Working with his wife Katie, Rick Toogood is co-owner and chef of fishmonger and seafood restaurant Prawn on the Lawn, which operates two sites in Islington and Padstow respectively.

The secret stagiaire: Kutir

The secret stagiaire: Kutir

By The secret stagiaire

A three-pronged approach sees our stagiaire visit Indian restaurants Baluchi and Kahani to learn some Indian intricacies before demonstrating his new-found naan skills at Rohit Ghai’s Kutir.

How I Got Here with Kindling and Food for Friends restaurant co-founder Ramin Mostowfi

How I Got Here: Ramin Mostowfi

By James McAllister

Restaurateur Ramin Mostowfi opened Kindling in Brighton last year with his wife Jane, the pair having previously founded and operated vegetarian restaurant Food for Friends in the city.

Nuno Mendes leaves Shoreditch kitchen concept restaurant Mãos

Nuno Mendes leaves Mãos (Updated)

By James McAllister

Chef Nuno Mendes has left Shoreditch restaurant Mãos, the ‘kitchen table’ concept he launched with Hostem fashion boutique co-founder James Brown.

Flash-grilled with The Collective's executive head chef Arnaud Delannay

Flash-grilled: Arnaud Delannay

By James McAllister

Arnaud Delannay is executive head chef for US-based co-living group The Collective, which opened restaurant and lounge concept Mthr within its London Canary Wharf co-living space last September.

Nico Simeone the Glasgow-born chef reinventing fine dining for the masses restaurant

Nico Simeone: the chef reinventing fine dining for the masses

By James McAllister

Having opened six restaurants in three years, Nico Simeone has expanded his ‘ever-evolving’ tasting menu concept at an unprecedented rate. With a move to the capital imminent, he’s showing no sign of slowing down

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