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John Burton-Race

The globetrotting chef learnt his trade in South East Asia and has found home in Devon, by way France and the Middle East. Where did you last go on holiday? Every September I go to Crillon le Brave in Provence. The food at both of its restaurants is amazing and at Bistrot 40K all the ingredients...  Read More »

Juan Pablo Rey Nores Head Chef Gaucho Dubai

After receiving a culinary education from his idol, Nores made the decision to explore his love for cooking and became enamoured with street food Had it not been for the intervention of one man then Juan Pablo Rey Nores’ career may have gone in a very different direction. Now the head chef of Gaucho...  Read More »

Antonio Mellino

Having spent more than 40 years working in the restaurant business, achieved two Michelin stars, and earned a reputation as one of the finest exponents of Italian food, acclaimed chef Antonio Mellino could be forgiven for seeking an extremely well-earned break from the culinary arts Yet after spending a...  Read More »

Last word with Juan Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez

El Sur head chef Juan Carlos talks about family and his passion for Spanish cuisine When I was younger, about 10 years old, all I remember making was fruit pancakes for my younger sister and brother. We’d wait for my Mum to arrive home from work and I’d make batches upon batches with loads of...  Read More »

Toro + KO Dubai

Toro is a Barcelona-inspired tapas restaurant with an eclectic menu that focuses on both traditional and modern tapas; regional Spanish  flavours and techniques combined with local fresh ingredients It is now 20 years since Chef Ken Oringer opened his first restaurant Clio in the...  Read More »

Emma Banks

As the General Manager of Jumeirah Restaurant Group Emma is responsible for over 30 Food & Beverage venues and international franchises, as well as being the driving force behind new concept development; drawing on her business acumen and wealth of experience from likes of Spirit Group and MH Alshaya...  Read More »

Nick Alvis & Scott Price

Between them Nick Alvis and Scott Price worked for Gordon Ramsay for fifteen years in London, Paris and Dubai, before launching their own restaurant, table 9 by nick and scott, in 2011. With Viktorija Paplauskiene in charge of Front of House, they won a string of awards and accolades leading to today with...  Read More »


Becoming a sushi chef, a shokunin, is considered a great honour, and a female sushi chef is extremely rare! Mizuki at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kyoto is led by female shokunin Chisaki Iba As you enter Mizuki Sushi in Kyoto, the first thing that catches your attention, is not the beautiful...  Read More »

Time to fly

With three different menus based upon three different time frames his goal is to make quality food, which goes way beyond the usual level of airport fare. Food and Travel went to Fiumicino armed with passport and notepad to find out if the project is set to fly. One can say a lot about airport...  Read More »

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume

A graduate of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, followed by three years at investment bank Salomon Brothers in New York before joining the company his father founded in 1956, Gabriel Escarrer has spent over 20 years at Meliá Hotels; named Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Business Leader...  Read More »