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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.

Image: Elena Heatherwick

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.

Alexander Thiel executive chef at D&D London's German Gymnasium restaurant discusses his career

Flash-grilled: Alexander Thiel

By James McAllister

The executive chef at D&D London's German Gymnasium restaurant in King's Cross on eating 'real' döner kebabs, why he prefers Saturday Kitchen to MasterChef, and his dream dinner party guests.

Wesley Smalley chef owner of Seasonality restaurant in Maidenhead on starting in kitchens at 16

Flash-grilled: Wesley Smalley

By James McAllister

The chef owner of Seasonality restaurant in Maidenhead on memories of his mother's cooking, starting in kitchens at 16, and his signature dish.

Pie master Calum Franklin to launch Paris restaurant Public House

Calum Franklin to launch Paris restaurant

By Joe Lutrario

Former The Holborn Dining Room executive chef and self-styled pie master Calum Franklin will launch a restaurant in Paris early next year.

Chef Nathan Davies to leave SY23 restaurant in Aberystwyth

Nathan Davies to leave SY23

By James McAllister

Welsh chef Nathan Davies has announced he is to leave his Michelin-starred Aberystwyth restaurant SY23.

Joe Laker chef patron of Counter 71 in London’s Shoreditch on his first industry job and tasting menus

Flash-grilled: Joe Laker

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Counter 71 in London’s Shoreditch on his first industry job, tasting menus, and why he couldn't live without a Pacojet.

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