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Restaurateur of the Year Tommy Banks National Restaurant Awards 2021

Restaurateur of the Year 2021 - Tommy Banks

By Stefan Chomka

Tommy Banks had a very busy lockdown, pivoting from running two successful restaurants as well as farm to creating one of the biggest success stories in the restaurant meal kit 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.

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.

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.

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.

Simon Rogan launches culinary academy

Simon Rogan launches culinary academy

By Joe Lutrario

Simon Rogan has joined forces with Kendal College to create a culinary academy that will see students gain work experience throughout his Lake District-centric Umbel Restaurant Group.

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