Chef

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.

Dipna Anand on being born into hospitality and building a rewarding career

How I Got Here: Dipna Anand

By James McAllister

The chef behind Dipna Anand at Somerset House, who also co-owns Brilliant Restaurant in Southall, on being born into hospitality, building a rewarding career, and filling the sector's skills gap.

Cyril Lignac acclaimed French chef behind Bar des Prés in London's Mayfair on his career

Flash-grilled: Cyril Lignac

By James McAllister

The acclaimed French chef behind Bar des Prés in London's Mayfair on his first industry job, what he'd be doing if he wasn't in kitchens, and his signature dish.

The return of the Naked Chef Jamie Oliver opening new London restaurant

The Lowdown: the return of the Naked Chef

By James McAllister

Four years after the collapse of his UK restaurant group, Jamie Oliver is gearing up for a grand return with a new concept in central London.

Furna sous chef Isobel Humbey on the importance of accountability and earning respect in the kitchen

Flash-grilled: Isobel Humbey

By James McAllister

The sous chef at Furna in Brighton on the importance of accountability, earning respect in the kitchen, and her problem with cheesy chips.

Kaiseki master Daisuke Hayashi of Roketsu in London's Marylebone

Flash-grilled: Daisuke Hayashi

By James McAllister

The kaiseki master behind high-reaching Japanese restaurant Roketsu in London's Marylebone on getting his start at the renowned, three Michelin-starred Kyoto restaurant, Kikunoi; and his love of sake.

Inesa Dirginciute head chef at Angler Restaurant in London's South Place Hotel on respecting every level of the chef hierarchy

Flash-grilled: Inesa Dirginciute

By James McAllister

The Lithuania-born head chef at Angler Restaurant in London's South Place Hotel on her first industry job, respecting every level of the chef hierarchy, her dream dinner party guests.

Alex Owens on her new London Battersea restaurant Archway

Flash-grilled: Alex Owens

By James McAllister

The chef behind the recently-launched Italian restaurant Archway in London's Battersea on staging at The Ledbury, why lobster is overrated, and the delightful decadence of peeled grapes.

Francesco Mazzei to leave D&D London

Francesco Mazzei to leave D&D London

By James McAllister

Chef Francesco Mazzei is to leave D&D London this month in order to spend more time travelling and focusing on his charity work.

Manuel Prota head chef at Big Mamma's Jacuzzi on bringing his own twists to classic Italian dishes

Flash-grilled: Manuel Prota

By James McAllister

The head chef at Big Mamma's latest London restaurant, Jacuzzi, on his first industry job, bringing his own twists to classic Italian dishes, and maintaining respect in the kitchen.

Grace Bryson head chef at London Shell Co

Flash-grilled: Grace Bryson

By James McAllister

The head chef at London Shell Co.'s new seafood bar in Highgate on wanting to cook for Anthony Bourdain, chefs using unnecessary crunchy things, and putting Maltesers in red wine

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