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Chef Imad Alarnab on the importance of authenticity and learning how to cook from his mother

Flash-grilled: Imad Alarnab

By James McAllister

The chef founder of the recently relaunched Imad's Syrian Kitchen in London's Soho on the importance of authenticity, struggles with staffing, and learning how to cook from his mother.

Roy Brett chef patron of Edinburgh's Ondine Oyster & Grill on the ups and downs of running your own restaurant

Flash-grilled: Roy Brett

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Edinburgh's Ondine Oyster & Grill on travels in South Africa, staying humble, and the ups and downs of running your own restaurant.

Top chefs to mentor at The Restaurant Show

Top chefs to mentor at The Restaurant Show

By Restaurant

Chefs including Tommy Banks, Sally Abe, Cyrus Todiwala, Gareth Ward and Philli Armitage-Mattin will be taking a mentoring role at this year’s The Restaurant Show, which is held at London Olympia, 2-4 October 2023.

Dean Parker chef-patron at Celentano’s restaurant in Glasgow

Flash-grilled: Dean Parker

By James McAllister

The chef-patron at Celentano’s in Glasgow on his admiration for Rene Redzepi, an obsession with bread, and nearly missing his annual holiday.

Chefwise book featuring advice from 100 of the world's top chefs

Book review: Chefwise

By Restaurant

100 leading chefs from across the world share their insider knowledge in this practical and inspirational new book.

People on the move: August 2023

People on the move: August 2023

By Restaurant

This month's roundup includes new positions at New World Trading Company, Galvin at Windows and TGI Fridays.

Photo credit: Matt Russell

Flash-grilled: Lasse Petersen

By James McAllister

The executive chef at Lulu’s wine bar and Llewelyn’s restaurant in Herne Hill, London, on food memories from Greece, cooking seasonally, and where to get the best kebab in Berlin.

Jonny Wright head chef at Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh on nearly being killed by a mint leaf and his pet hates when working in the kitchen

Flash-grilled: Jonny Wright

By James McAllister

The head chef at Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh on nearly being killed by a mint leaf, his pet hates when working in the kitchen, and dining at Eleven Madison Park.

JKS' Apprenticeship Academy to return

JKS' Apprenticeship Academy to return

By Restaurant

Restaurant group JKS has announced its Apprenticeship Academy will return for a second year following its successful launch in 2022.

Antonio Alderuccio founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants

How I Got Here: Antonio Alderuccio

By James McAllister

The founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants, being paid a fair wage, and learning from a costly business decision.

Theo Clench on his career and early food memories

Flash-grilled: Theo Clench

By James McAllister

The head chef of Cycene in London's Shoreditch on fishing with his family, what advice he'd give to someone starting out in the industry, and pairing chicken nuggets with Champagne.

Ana Gonçalves co-founder of nomadic pop up concept TĀ TĀ Eatery on her career

How I Got Here: Ana Gonçalves

By James McAllister

The co-founder of nomadic pop up concept TĀ TĀ Eatery on the need for better margins in restaurant businesses, Nuno Mendes, and why she chose a career in hospitality.

Former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Dan Lee on his career

Flash-grilled: Dan Lee

By James McAllister

The former MasterChef: The Professionals winner, who's just launched a new residency at Hockley Social Club in Birmingham, on what wine to pair with KFC, and avoiding the ‘Michelin trap’.

Alex Reynolds head chef and co-owner of Eline in London's Hoxton on his career to date

Flash-grilled: Alex Reynolds

By James McAllister

The head chef and co-owner of Eline in London's Hoxton on his first industry job, the importance of working in places that excite you, and his favourite fried chicken joint.

Nokx Majozi head pie maker at Holborn Dining Room discusses her career

Flash-grilled: Nokx Majozi

By James McAllister

The South African chef, who's currently head pie maker at Holborn Dining Room, on memories of cooking with her father, a nasty run-in with a snake, and rolling pins.

Credit: James Ram

How I Got Here: Jack Stein

By James McAllister

The son of famed restaurateurs Rick and Jill Stein on the influence of his parents, his frustration at hospitality being dubbed ‘unskilled work’, and the struggles facing new restaurant businesses.

Constantin Apostu head chef of Stars Restaurant and Bar in London's Soho on his career

Flash-grilled: Constantin Apostu

By James McAllister

The head chef of Stars Restaurant and Bar in London's Soho on pairing prosecco with polenta chips, his admiration of Raymond Blanc, and early food memories of eating breakfast.

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