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Flash-grilled with chef and MasterChef finalist Andrew Kojima

Flash-grilled: Andrew Kojima

By James McAllister

British-Japanese chef Andrew Kojima - who owns Cheltenham-based casual dining Japanese restaurant Koj, and previously competed on MasterChef - talks about life in lockdown, and his problem with oysters.

Brad Carter chef at Carters of Moseley restaurant Birmingham on meal boxes

Brad Carter: "I don't like to just roll over"

By Joe Lutrario

Birmingham restaurant Carter's of Moseley is now producing up to 140 high-end meal boxes per week for delivery locally and will soon take the service nationwide.

Bill's restaurant founder Bill Collison on why he chose to stick around

Bill's founder Bill Collison on why he chose to stick around

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Bill’s is now playing a much bigger role in the business following a string of senior management departures, with the all-day restaurant group tackling a recent sales slump with a heavy investment into its 80-strong estate.

Flash-grilled: Jean- Philippe Blondet

Flash-grilled: Jean-Philippe Blondet

By James McAllister

Jean-Philippe Blondet - who holds the position of executive chef at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester - reflects on his career, and tells us what he's been up to while in lockdown.

How I Got Here with Morty & Bob's founder Charlie Phillips

How I Got Here: Charlie Phillips

By James McAllister

Charlie Phillips, who cut his teeth as a commis chef at The River Café, is the founder of premium fast-casual restaurant brand and grilled-cheese specialist Morty & Bob’s

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