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Where do the chefs eat when they have the night off and where do they travel to for culinary inspiration? We asked them...

  • Tom Aikens

    Tom Aikens

    The youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars speaks to Imogen Lepere about his love for Chinese offal, the experience that made him become a chef and his ethos for sustainability
  • Mark Hix

    Mark Hix

    With nine restaurants, Mark Hix is one of the UK’s most prolific home-grown chef patrons. He shares his festive food tips and favourite Christmas drinking dens with Imogen Lepere.
  • Philip Howard

    Philip Howard

    After 25 years helming The Square, Philip Howard is ready for a change. He tells Mark Sansom about setting the pace for British fine dining and true cooking enlightenment.
  • Adam Byatt

    Adam Byatt

    The Essex-born chef, who has three London restaurants, tells Imogen Lepere about learning the ropes in the kitchen, the best yakitori in Japan and the fermentation technique tipped to be the next big thing
  • Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy is the wunderkind of British dining and Food and Travel’s Breakthrough Chef 2016. He tells Mark Sansom about his stellar chef’s education and his ethos towards food
  • Mitch Tonks

    Mitch Tonks

    The seafood maestro talks to Blossom Green about peeling shrimps as a child, the dining scene in his native South-West and where he voyages around the world to taste the very best of the Seven Seas
  • Claude Bosi

    Claude Bosi

    A giant in the kitchen and in stature, Claude Bosi tells Mark Sansom about his unplanned route from France to the pinnacle of the British restaurant scene
  • Eneko Atxa

    Eneko Atxa

    The chef at three-Michelin-starred Azurmendi talks to Lizzie Frainier about the best scrambled eggs, where you should have on your Bilbao hit list and why it’s important to always order local
  • Marcus Wareing

    Marcus Wareing

    Years of self-discipline and graft have paid off for the steely-eyed chef from Southport. He tells Mark Sansom about the importance of putting in the hard yards to reap rewards
  • Virgilio Martínez

    Virgilio Martínez

    The Peruvian chef’s Lima Fitzrovia restaurant has held a Michelin star since 2013. He tells Imogen Lepere about making his first ceviche and where he goes to eat in his hometown
  • Raymond Blanc

    Raymond Blanc

    Raymond Blanc was born in 1949 in Besançon’s Franche-Comté region to a watchmaker father and home cook mother. After being told at school he would become a draftsman, he went to work as a clothes cutter in a factory, before finding the restaurant industry aged 19. He moved to Oxfordshire in 1972, opened his first restaurant in 1977 and Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison in 1984. The restaurant has held two Michelin stars for the past 30 years. Blanc received an OBE in 2008. His partner is nutritionist Natalia Traxel and he has two sons from his first marriage, Olivier and Sebastien.
  • Richard Bainbridge

    Richard Bainbridge

    Winner of the Great British Menu, Bainbridge opened his first solo restaurant in Norwich last year. He tells Imogen Lepere where to eat in his hometown and the restaurants on his international hit list
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