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Flash-grilled with former El Bulli and Pujol chef Adriana Cavita

Flash-grilled: Adriana Cavita

By James McAllister

Mexican-born chef Adriana Cavita, who previously cooked at El Bulli in Spain and Pujol in Mexico City (the latter currently ranked 12 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list), is set to takeover the kitchen at Hotbox Shoreditch for a series of dinners...

Restaurant opening of the month The Dairy Bermondsey chef Robin Gill

Opening of the month: The Dairy Bermondsey

By James McAllister

The second incarnation of Robin and Sarah Gill’s highly influential neighbourhood restaurant The Dairy may look and feel a little different, but it continues to champion the same produce-led approach.

Sameer Taneja executive chef at Indian restaurant Benares in Mayfair

Flash-grilled: Sameer Taneja

By James McAllister

The executive chef at Indian restaurant Benares in Mayfair on his admiration for Pierre Koffmann, wanting to be a stand-up comedian and his dislike of smart phones.

Tom Kerridge chef Meals From Marlow charity Community Heroes

Community Heroes: Tom Kerridge and crew

By Joe Lutrario

Lockdown saw Tom Kerridge and his team raise over £180,000 and cook 80,000 meals for NHS staff, key workers and people in need in the Marlow area

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Flash-grilled: Will Devlin

By Joe Lutrario

The chef owner of The Small Holding in Kildown, Kent, and The Curlew in Bodiam, East Sussex, on dodgy Tripadvisor reviews, tasting menus and avocados.

Executive chef at Ormer Mayfair dancing, Great British Menu and what he thinks is the most overrated food

Flash-grilled: Kerth Gumbs

By James McAllister

The executive chef at Ormer Mayfair on his love of dancing, Great British Menu and what he thinks is the most overrated food.

Flash-grilled: Suhyung Lee senior sous chef at London’s Taiwanese hot spot BAO and Soho’s XU

Flash-grilled: Suhyung Lee

By James McAllister

Suhyung Lee is senior sous chef at London’s Taiwanese hot spot BAO and Soho’s XU. This Thursday (10 September) he'll be hosting a one-night-only guest takeover at Crispin in Spitalfields.

Opening of the month: Rondo restaurant Hoxton Holborn Will Lander chef Chris Gillard Ennismore

Opening of the month: Rondo

By James McAllister

Quality Chop House co-owner Will Lander has rejuvenated the Hoxton Holborn’s ground floor dining area with Rondo, a neighbourhood-style restaurant and wine bar that’ll have oenophiles salivating.

Great British Menu chef Harriet Mansell to open first permanent restaurant Robin Wylde Lyme Regis

Harriet Mansell to open first permanent restaurant

By James McAllister

West Country-born chef and recent Great British Menu contestant Harriet Mansell is to relaunch her Lyme Regis pop-up Robin Wylde as a permanent restaurant venture next month.

Flash-grilled with Racine restaurant chef Henry Harris London pop up Chelsea Physic Gardens

Flash-grilled: Henry Harris

By James McAllister

The renowned chef was back in the capital this weekend to briefly revive his legendary London restaurant Racine, with a one day pop up hosted by Company of Cooks at the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens.

Flash-grilled with Tomas Lidakevicius former City Social executive chef Turnips Borough

Flash-grilled: Tomas Lidakevicius

By James McAllister

Former City Social executive chef Tomas Lidakevicius recently partnered with family-run Borough Market stall holder Turnips to launch a new al fresco restaurant space.

Flash-grilled with Seabird head chef Javier Duarte

Flash-grilled: Javier Duarte

By James McAllister

Former Barrafina head chef Javier Duarte recently took over the stoves at Seabird, the swanky hotel restaurant located on the 14th floor of The Hoxton in London's Southwark.

Opening of the month: JOY chef Stevie Parle Portobello Dock London Al fresco restaurant

Opening of the month: JOY

By James McAllister

Stevie Parle has returned to Portobello Dock with JOY, an outdoor restaurant and retail space described as being ‘a positive moment in a difficult time’.

BAME in Hospitality not-for-profit organisation launches mentorship scheme

BAME in Hospitality launches mentorship scheme

By James McAllister

Not-for-profit organisation BAME in Hospitality has announced the creation of a new mentorship scheme to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees within the sector.

Wingmans lands in London Soho huge 150-cover restaurant fried chicken

Wingmans lands in Soho

By James McAllister

Cult chicken concept Wingmans is to open a huge 150-cover restaurant on the former Belgo site in London's Soho next week.

Kitchen Table to takeover Bubbledogs space

Kitchen Table to takeover Bubbledogs space

By Joe Lutrario

James Knappett and Sandia Chang’s diminutive Fitzrovia fine dining restaurant Kitchen Table is to expand into the space that was previously home to their Champagne and hot dog concept Bubbledogs.

Flash-grilled with Xier chef owner Carlo Scotto

Flash-grilled: Carlo Scotto

By James McAllister

Carlo Scotto is the chef owner of 'double-billed fine and casual dining' Modern European restaurant Xier in London's Marylebone.

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