Tom Aikens


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This year has seen a fair few openings & high profile departures, within the top 10% of the Automobile Association’s restaurant list. So the AA 2015 Restaurant guide may look a little different this year. The main ones to keep an eye on are: Robert Thompson, who has switched sides […]

Guides: Rumours for AA 2015 – *UPDATED







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Outrage erupted on various social networking sites this week after Jamie Oliver did an interview for The Observer newspaper to promote his new television programme. The quote which seems to have caused the most offence is probably a hard truth for the catering industry to accept, let alone swallow. Below […]

The Unsavoury Truth About Catering, from Jamie Oliver



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Well, here it is, our 100th post on the Chef Hermes blog. After spotting a niche in the blogosphere on the 21st February 2010 the first post emerged. To say that month’s figures were disappointing is a mild understatement, at the end of the month the blog had just 30 […]

Our Review of 2010 & the landmark 100th post.



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This post in our series of  ‘5 Questions’ comes from the person who is still reputedly still the youngest person to be awarded a Michelin star. Many years have  past by and  Mr Byrne has since worked in many profiled kitchens, Peacock Alley, Danesfield House, Pied a Terre, Tom Aikens […]

Words of Advice ~ Aiden Byrne