Do you dream about the amazing dishes being prepared on MasterChef: The Professionals? For those of you that want to put yourself in Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing’s shoes, you can try some of the dishes for yourself at Adam Handling’s The Frog E1, Shoreditch. Jamie Park, the restaurant’s head chef and contestant on MasterChef: […]

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Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons, who appeared on MasterChef – The Professionals, has opened his first restaurant in London at Bermondsey’s One Tower Bridge development. Known as ‘cwtch’ in the planning stages (which, as anyone who has seen Gavin & Stacey will know, is Welsh for hug) Restaurant Tom Simmons focuses on both British and French cuisine, […]

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Rising star chef Anton Piotrowski has left Devon gastropub the Treby Arms and re-launched his career in a small Plymouth restaurant. He blamed the sudden move on the breakdown of his marriage. Piotrowski turned the modest pub in his home village of Sparkwell into a multi-award-winning destination with an ambitious menu over a six-year period, winning MasterChef: […]

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Former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards is to open his first restaurant, Etch, in Hove next month, with a focus on local Sussex produce. Edwards, 30, trained under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons near Oxford and spent six years at The Pass restaurant in South Lodge Hotel near Horsham, winning MasterChef in […]

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Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons is opening his first restaurant in London this spring, with a focus on the best Welsh ingredients. Simmons, 28, appeared on MasterChef – The Professionals in 2011 and has worked with Tom Aikens and Mark Sargeant. His new self-named venue, with partner Lois Thomas running the front of house, is in the […]

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Chef Monica Galetti is opening her long-planned first restaurant, Mere, in Fitzrovia on Monday March 6, alongside her sommelier husband, David Galetti. It is named in tribute to her mother, Mary — Mere in Samoan, as well as being French for mother. The Samoan-born chef trained in New Zealand before joining Le Gavroche in 1999, rising […]

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Matthew Worswick has been announced as the new head chef of The Latymer – Pennyhill Park’s luxurious and highly fêted country house hotel dining room in Bagshot. He takes the reins from Michael Wignall who left for Dartmoor’s lauded Tudorbethan manor Gidleigh Park in January. Matthew, who previously led the kitchen team at The Lawn, Thornton Hall […]

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