The Apprentice's Alana Spencer opens second café

The Apprentice's Alana Spencer opens second café

By Joe Lutrario

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has taken a site in Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay for her second By The Sea café and hopes to open up to nine more in Wales by the end of this year.

Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

By Joe Lutrario

Famed French pastry chef Philippe Conticini has chosen Buck Street Market for his second café in London as his debut site in nearby Camden Market re-opens.

Mariana Chaves, head pastry chef Fifteen Cornwall

Flash-grilled: Mariana Chaves

By Joe Lutrario

Born and raised in Rio, pastry chef Mariana Chave attended Le Cordon Bleu prior to a spell with Nuno Mendes. She is currently head pastry chef at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall.

Treacle tart recipe Belen Aloisi chef masterclass

Chef Masterclass: Belen Aloisi's treacle tart

By Bill Knott

The extraordinary thing,” writes Fergus Henderson in his classic Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind of British Cooking, “is that however full you’re feeling, when it comes to treacle tart you can always manage to find space for it.”

Maitre Choux Soho opening eclairs

Maitre Choux is bringing its eclairs to Soho

By Sophie Witts

Joakim Prat - former head pastry chef at Barcelona’s three-Michelin-starred Can Fabes – is to launch a second London outpost of his Maitre Choux patisserie in Soho this year.


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