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Karol Ploch named 2024 Roux Scholar

By Restaurant

Karol Ploch has won the 2024 Roux Scholarship following the finals of the competition held at the Waterside Inn in Bray.

Mystic Burek chef founder Spasia Dinkovski on her career and debut cookbook Doma

Flash-grilled: Spasia Dinkovski

By James McAllister

The chef behind Balkan bakery Mystic Burek in London's Sydenham, who's publishing her debut cookbook, Doma, this week, reveals her signature dish and chats about her first industry job.

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Flash-grilled: Davide Parato

By James McAllister

The executive chef at London-based pizza restaurant group Crust Bros on working in a bakery as a teenager, customers demanding pineapple on pizza, and learning English from Gino D'Acampo.

Neradah Hartnett executive pastry chef for London-based pub and hotel group Cubitt House on learning from criticism

Flash-grilled: Neradah Hartnett

By James McAllister

The executive pastry chef for London-based pub and hotel group Cubitt House on the best drink to pair with mince pies, her first industry job, and learning from criticism.

Roux Scholarship 2024 finalists revealed

Roux Scholarship 2024 finalists revealed

By Joe Lutrario

High-profile cooking competition the Roux Scholar 2024 has revealed the six chefs that will compete in its final next month following regional finals in London and Birmingham.

Maura Baxter executive chef at London brasserie 65a in Spitalfields on the constant evolution of cooking

Flash-grilled: Maura Baxter

By James McAllister

The executive chef at London brasserie 65a in Spitalfields on the constant evolution of cooking, taking inspiration from Marco Pierre White, and the importance of a good knife.

The key new chef, restaurant and hospitality appointments in February 2024

People on the move: February 2024

By Restaurant

New appointments at top restaurants The Black Swan at Oldstead and KOL are among the big people moves this month.

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Flash-grilled: Tim Siadatan

By Restaurant

The chef founder of Padella and Trullo on his reverence of Fergus Henderson, being tired of the smash burger trend, and the cruciality of blue roll.

Athanasios Kargatzidis Greek-born chef behind Mediterranean Grill by Assembly in Harrods on his first industry job and his cooking style

Flash-grilled: Athanasios Kargatzidis

By James McAllister

The Greek-born chef behind Mediterranean Grill by Assembly in Harrods, London, on his first industry job, his cooking style, and the single item of kitchen equipment he couldn't live without.

Bistro Freddie head chef Anna Søgaard on not rushing your career and the best drink to pair with fried chicken

Flash-grilled: Anna Søgaard

By James McAllister

The Bistro Freddie head chef on why she doesn't like Nickelback being played in the kitchen, not rushing your career, and the best drink to pair with fried chicken.

Juliana Kipper Brazilian-born head chef of El Santo in Glasgow's Merchant City

Flash-grilled: Juliana Kipper

By James McAllister

The Brazilian-born head chef of El Santo in Glasgow's Merchant City on getting her start in the industry, confronting gender imbalance, and why caviar is overrated.

Jake Simpson ex head chef at Bocca di Lupo named new head chef at The Rectory in Wiltshire

Jake Simpson joins The Rectory as head chef

By Restaurant

Jake Simpson, former managing director and head chef at Bocca di Lupo, has left the London restaurant to lead the kitchen at The Rectory in Wiltshire.