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Sergio Herman – A Dutch Master

I was so focused on winning Michelin stars; and it was fantastic when I received them! There is a general consensus among chefs that to excel inside the kitchen you need a certain mentality. Coping with long hours in a stressful and heated environment is not for the faint hearted,...  Read More »

Mahmoud Turkmani Head Chef, 7Elephants Dubai

For many great chefs the idea of designing a menu that incorporates seven styles of cuisine would be a daunting prospect. Gaining the knowledge and expertise to balance several types of fare requires no small amount of dedication and plenty of skill. But for chef Mahmoud Turkmani, the opportunity...  Read More »

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 »

Marcel Ravin – Blue Bay, Monaco

From a fishing village in Martinique to a Michelin star at Blue Bay in Monaco; with over two decades of experience and boasting a unique style and passion, Chef Marcel is a full member of Monaco’s elite Michelin club. With his distinct humility and warmth, Food and Travel is proud to welcome...  Read More »

Atul Kochhar – A few of my favourite things

Becoming the first Indian chef to receive the much-vaunted accolade of a Michelin Star at Tamarind in London’s Mayfair in 2001, and again for his own restaurant Benares in Berkley Square, Atul Kochhar is one of a small elite band of chefs who have changed the public perception of Indian cuisine,...  Read More »