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The secret stagiaire: Ynyshir

The secret stagiaire: Ynyshir

By The secret stagiaire

This month our mystery man heads to Mid-Wales to visit one of the UK’s most idiosyncratic kitchens. Within he finds a giant chef, a Himalayan salt chamber and a slushy machine.

Abigail Connolly sommelier Birmingham

Flash-grilled: Abigail Connolly

By Joe Lutrario

The only female, fully-certified sommelier in Birmingham, Abigail Connolly runs Arch 13, a wine bar and wine shop in the city's Jewellery Quarter.

Z He Bun House

How I Got Here: Z He

By Joe Lutrario

Z He launched Cantonese steamed bun specialist Bun House in early 2017. She will open a second Bun House early next year just down the road from the Soho original.

The secret stagiaire: The Sportsman, Kent

The secret stagiaire: The Sportsman, Kent

By The secret stagiaire

Things don’t go entirely to plan for our roving stagiaire when he turns up to Stephen Harris’ gaff bearing a crutch, though he still gains an insight into the Michelin-starred chef’s terroir cooking.

Gemma Ellis Clifford's

Flash-grilled: Gemma Ellis

By Joe Lutrario

The Harwood Arms-trained chef opened Clifford’s early this year just off Fleet Street in central London. She recently launched a late night bar serving kitchen-focused cocktails and seasonal bar snacks.

Joel Braham The Good Egg

How I Got Here: Joel Braham

By Joe Lutrario

The Good Egg's Joel Braham has cracked the London brunch market with his Jewish deli and Israeli-inspired dishes.

Paul Foster Salt

Flash-grilled Paul Foster

By Joe Lutrario

Paul Foster rose to prominence as head chef at Tuddenham Mill and Mallory Court but struck out on his own with Salt. The Stratford-upon-Avon restaurant has been a significant success, winning a star in Michelin’s 2019 guide.

Richard O'Connell Tom's Kitchen

How I Got Here: Richard O'Connell

By Joe Lutrario

Born and trained in rural Ireland, Richard O'Connell came to England in 1992 and has cooked for a string of top chefs. He currently oversees the food at Tom's Kitchen as executive chef.

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