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Flash-grilled Dorian Janmaat head chef at The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel in Cornwall

Flash-grilled: Dorian Janmaat

By James McAllister

The head chef at The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel in Cornwall on his admiration of Raymond Blanc, the importance of chef development, and pairing oysters with Bloody Marys.

Flash-grilled with Joanna's head chef Stephen Simon

Flash-grilled: Stephen Simon

By James McAllister

The head chef of Joanna's in London's Crystal Palace on the importance of patience, memories of his mum's cooking, and his dislike of plant-based meat alternatives.

Flash-grilled with Kansas City-born restaurateur and pit master, who owns London barbecue joint Prairie Fire, Michael Gratz

Flash-grilled: Michael Gratz

By James McAllister

The Kansas City-born restaurateur and pit master, who owns London barbecue joint Prairie Fire, on memories of White Castle burgers, and starting out as a prep chef at just 13.

Flash-grilled Amy Elles  chef patron of The Harbour Café in Elie Fife Scotland

Flash-grilled: Amy Elles

By James McAllister

The chef patron of The Harbour Café in Elie, Fife, on dining at The French Laundry, cooking for Raymond Blanc, and the importance of working in a restaurant you enjoy.

Flash-grilled with Rose Ashby head chef of Spring restaurant at Somerset House

Flash-grilled: Rose Ashby

By James McAllister

The head chef of Spring at Somerset House on her love of Christmas dinner, childhood aspirations of being a PE teacher, and struggling to impress her six-year-old niece with pasta.

Flash-grilled with co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds Gemma Simmonite

Flash-grilled: Gemma Simmonite

By James McAllister

The co-owner of all-day café Gastrono-me in Bury St Edmunds on her admiration of Asma Khan, watching MasterChef Australia, and why there's no place for machismo in her kitchen.

Flash-grilled with The Ivy's executive chef Gary Lee

Flash-grilled: Gary Lee

By James McAllister

The Ivy's executive chef on his love of boxing, memories of eating at Alain Ducasse's Benoit in Paris, and watching Mark Hix on Great British Menu.

Flash-grilled with Shay Cooper chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park

Flash-grilled: Shay Cooper

By James McAllister

The chef-patron of Julie’s in London's Holland Park on his admiration for Joël Robuchon, being reviewed by Jan Moir, and nearly choking to death on a piece of bacon.

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