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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.

Flash-grilled: Rishim Sachdeva  chef behind 'mostly vegan' pop up restaurant concept Tendril

Flash-grilled: Rishim Sachdeva

By James McAllister

The chef behind 'mostly vegan' pop up restaurant concept Tendril on Gail's, cooking with live fire, and why Donald Trump is his dream dinner party guest.

Joe Laker head chef at Fulham-based restaurant Fenn on not tolerating bullying in the kitchen, being called a hipster and jazz

Flash-grilled: Joe Laker

By James McAllister

The head chef at Fulham-based restaurant Fenn on not tolerating bullying in the kitchen, being called a hipster and his love of jazz.

(Photo credit: Caitlin Isola)

Generation Next

Firestarter – one year of Hot 4 U

By James McAllister

Nomadic kitchen concept Hot 4 U has been one of the pandemic’s breakout success stories, making waves in London with its freewheeling approach and wildly eclectic cooking.

Only Food and Courses chef robbie Lorraine on the bringing back of El Bulli, his respect for Paul Ainsworth and a surprising aversion to Jersey Roy...

Flash-grilled: Robbie Lorraine

By James McAllister

The chef at Pop Brixton-based Only Food and Courses on the bringing back of El Bulli, his respect for Paul Ainsworth and a surprising aversion to Jersey Royals.

Flash-grilled with Aqua Shard executive chef and Oro Sushi co-founder Anthony Garlando

Flash-grilled: Anthony Garlando

By James McAllister

The Aqua Shard executive chef, who helped found delivery-only sushi concept Oro earlier this year, on his first industry job, and the best meal he's ever eaten.

Flash-grilled with Dayashankar Sharma who owns Indian fine-dining restaurant Heritage in West Dulwich

Flash-grilled: Dayashankar Sharma

By James McAllister

The former Grand Trunk Road chef, who now owns Indian fine-dining restaurant Heritage in West Dulwich, on nearly becoming a doctor, and why Nando's is his favourite fast food joint.

Kutir chef Rohit Ghai to head up IKSHA 360 in Qatar

Rohit Ghai to head up IKSHA 360 in Qatar

By James McAllister

Kutir chef patron Rohit Ghai has partnered with Qatar-based hospitality group Fork & Knife to head up Indian fine dining restaurant IKSHA 360 in Doha.

Photo credit: Justin De Souza

Flash-grilled: Manu Canales

By James McAllister

The chef behind Le Bab, which has just launched a late-night kebab shop on London's Old Street, on his admiration for Keith Floyd, and once being mauled by a bull.

Adria Wu Maple & Co chef

Flash-grilled: Adria Wu

By Joe Lutrario

The chef behind healthy eating concept Maple & Co on her dislike of foams and a near death experience in Hong Kong.

Flash-grilled with The Dorchester's executive chef Mario Perera

Flash-grilled: Mario Perera

By James McAllister

The Dorchester's executive chef on his love of tasting menus, memories of his mother's cooking, and remembering Paul Bocuse.

Flash-grilled with Yasuda Akinori  head chef at recently-launched sushi restaurant Sumi in Notting Hill Endo Kazutoshi

Flash-grilled: Yasuda Akinori

By James McAllister

The head chef at recently-launched sushi restaurant Sumi in Notting Hill on learning his craft from his father, getting his start in the industry, and his love of the seaside.

Elia Sebregondi head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00

Flash-grilled: Elia Sebregondi

By James McAllister

The head chef and co-owner at Italian restaurant and pasta workshop Officina 00 on giving respect to kitchen porters, his love of simplicity and a bitter first food memory.

Mark Greenaway Scottish chef on clinically dying twice, his hatred of tardiness and the importance of chef stages

Flash-grilled: Mark Greenaway

By James McAllister

The Scottish chef-patron of Mark Greenaway Restaurants on clinically dying twice, his hatred of tardiness and the importance of chef stages.

Galvin brothers join Glyndebourne for three-year tenure

Galvin brothers join Glyndebourne for three-year tenure

By BigHospitality

Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have been named as new executive chefs of Glyndebourne’s fine dining Middle & Over Wallop restaurant, where they will hold tenancy for the next three years.

Persian food delivery business Noushe Joon launched

Persian food delivery business launched

By Joe Lutrario

Rea Shahroudi and Mo Ali Shirazi have launched a Battersea-based food delivery brand that aims to make Persian cuisine more accessible to Londoners.

Flash-grilled Gareth Stevenson head chef at Palé Hall Hotel & Restaurant in Wales

Flash-grilled: Gareth Stevenson

By James McAllister

The head chef at Palé Hall Hotel & Restaurant in Wales on his first industry job, his signature dish, and why Michael Caines is the industry figure he most admires.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Russell Norman's new restaurant announcement, Karen Jones joining Deliveroo, and The Cinnamon Club paying tribute to 'hero' waiter Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole.

The Palmerston restaurant to open in Edinburgh from former The Harwood Arms general manager James Snowdon and Spring chef Lloyd Morse

The Palmerston to open in Edinburgh

By James McAllister

Former The Harwood Arms general manager James Snowdon and Spring chef Lloyd Morse have joined forces to launch neighbourhood-style restaurant The Palmerston in Edinburgh's West End.

Head chef Sally Abé leaves The Harwood Arms

Sally Abé leaves The Harwood Arms

By James McAllister

Sally Abé has left her role as head chef of Michelin-starred gastropub The Harwood Arms in London's Fulham.

Carlo Scotto heads to Mayfair with fine-dining tasting menu restaurant Amethyst following closure of Xier

Carlo Scotto heads to Mayfair with Amethyst

By James McAllister

Chef Carlo Scotto is heading to London's Mayfair to launch a new concept, having closed his modern-European Marylebone restaurant Xier back in December.

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