Heston Blumenthal



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Yet again this week a journalist has written about the relevance of the Michelin guide. Clearly these writers have nothing better to scribble about, other than a subject they know little about. The likes of William Sitwell & Jay Rayner, to my knowledge, have minimal front line experience of the […]

Journalists who write about the relevance of Michelin.





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A few years ago a mate asked me about doing some chef stages (working for free to gain different/more experiences). ‘Sure’ I said, ‘where were you thinking of?’. Needless to say he was thinking of the Fat Duck in Bray, it was number two in the Worlds 50 Best list […]

Chef stagiaires: Career progression or free labour?


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Ever since the news broke earlier in the year, that negotiations had broken down between Gordon Ramsay Holdings & the Maybourne Group, rumours have long been circulating about who would be taking up residence in the Art Deco dining room at Claridges. An early front runner was Rene Redzepi, I […]

Who is replacing Gordon Ramsay at Claridges?




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  So it’s that time of year again & the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant list has been release. After starting the day watching tweets of the many being over hyped because they were having breakfast with Ferran Adria amongst others. The former 3Michelin starred chef & record winner of the […]

Worlds 50 Best, The culinary version of Eurovision.


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Towards the tail end of February, the former Times restaurant critic Jonathan Meades, penned an article for the Daily Telegraph, entitled “Blinded by the Michelin stars in their eyes”. Having had plenty of experience with the impact of the little red book, I thought it might be worth a read. […]

Showing how flawed Jonathan Meades was in the Daily Telegraph.