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Meg Greenacre group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House

Flash-grilled: Meg Greenacre

By James McAllister

The group head chef at vegan restaurant group Erpingham House on her respect for Michel Roux Jr, a disastrous dessert incident, and why she'd ban animal products.

Flash-grilled with Michael Kwan head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly Coup de Monde de la Patisserie

Flash-grilled: Michael Kwan

By James McAllister

The head pastry chef at the Hotel Café Royal in London's Piccadilly, who recently impressed at the Coup de Monde de la Patisserie in France, discusses his career to date.

Dominique Crenn Atelier Crenn Icon Award trophy The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Flash-grilled: Dominique Crenn

By James McAllister

The renowned French chef, who received the Icon Award trophy at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 this week, on her earliest food memory, first industry job, and signature dish.

Flash-grilled: Kenny Tutt chef patron of PITCH, Ox Block and the recently launched Bayside Social on Worthing Beach

Flash-grilled: Kenny Tutt

By James McAllister

The chef patron of PITCH, Ox Block and the recently launched Bayside Social on Worthing Beach, on going from bank manager to MasterChef winner, and learning from Tommy Banks.

Vitelio Reyes executive chef Amazonico

Flash-grilled: Vitelio Reyes

By Joe Lutrario

The Venezuelan-born executive chef of Mayfair's Amazonico on his love of Daniel Humm and his dislike for bananas.

Jamie Oliver expands presence in India

Jamie Oliver expands presence in India

By James McAllister

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group and franchise partner Dolomite are set to open four more branches of Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria in India before the end of the year.

Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra chef patron Kol Marylebone Best New Restaurant in Europe La Liste

Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Kol in London's Marylebone, which was named Best New Restaurant in Europe this week by La Liste, reflects on his career to date.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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