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Opening 17 restaurants around the world in just five years, Jason Atherton is cooking in a league of his own. The chef takes a break to tell Food & Travel how his empire is coming along and how he forged his own path The teenage Jason Atherton is in a Skegness arcade. He’s...  Read More »

Tom Kerridge

Behind his likeable TV persona and West Country twang, chef Tom Kerridge has had a bumpy ride to the top. He talks to Mark Sansom about idolising Marco Pierre White and unbridled ambition Hands like dinner plates, skinhead, tattoos, vintage Adidas sweatshirt and a watch the size of a small bungalow on his wrist – indeed,...  Read More »

Sergeant Orders

A former right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay and now building an empire of his own, Mark Sargeant is in fine form. He talks to Mark Sansom about being a London restaurant fixer and putting Folkestone on the map It’s a typical August afternoon in London as Food and Travel meets Mark Sargeant at 34 restaurant in Mayfair. Biblical-grade...  Read More »

Chef Rudolf Segers

Executive chef at the Waldorf Astoria RAK, Rudolf Segers has enjoyed a long and distinguished career with over 20 years in some of the world’s finest kitchens from the Middle East & Europe to the Antipodes and the Americas. Food and Travel spoke with this award-winning talent and discovered more about his love of...  Read More »

Chef Alexander Stumpf

Executive chef at Sass Café Dubai, Alexander Stumpf has overseen the kitchen at this renowned Monaco celebrity haunt since it opened its doors early last year. Food and Travel spoke with this culinary talent and discovered his passion and flair. When was the first time you knew that food was going to be a big part of your...  Read More »

Frédéric Vardon

Member of the French Culinary Academy, Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Vardon brings his neo-classical touch and vital energy to Dubai’s dining scene, with the opening of La Residence at Raffles Dubai. Food and Travel’s John Taylor discovered what makes this celebrated chef tick. When was the first time you knew that...  Read More »

April in New York

One of Britain’s best culinary exports, chef and author April Bloomfield forged her trade in London before taking her cool, uncompromising cooking to New York, says Mark Sansom. But will she return home? April Bloomfield cuts the figure of a slightly dishevelled rock star as she strides through the lobby of London’s...  Read More »

Greg Malouf

With seven award winning travel books to his name, Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf has led the revolution in Middle East cuisine, bringing his deft touch and unique perspective to a new audience. Clé Dubai is an experience for all your senses, as you savour heritage and passion in every dish  What I’m cooking with…  This...  Read More »

Chef Wolfgang Puck

A global empire of more than 80 restaurants, a stack of best-sellers, Hollywood’s favourite, multi-award winning Chef Wolfgang Puck talks about his passion for food and shares a little about what it takes to stay at the top for over 35 years. March saw the opening of the striking 68-storey Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, bringing...  Read More »

Chef Michael Sang-Kyu Lee

Chef Michael Sang-Kyu Lee is the Executive Chef and driving force behind the Asian fusion restaurant Meisei; he exudes a passion and commitment to authenticity, using only the best ingredients, beautiful materials and has over-riding respect for nature which has enabled him to create some of the finest culinary creations...  Read More »