He’s the affable Brummie done good who’s equally at home cracking jokes as well as yolks on TV. But he’s also a passionate nonconformist with strong views on food fads and a serious supporter of his city, discovers Mark Sansom
Behind his likeable TV persona and West Country twang, chef Tom Kerridge has had a bumpy ride to the top. He talks to Mark Sansom about idolising Marco Pierre White, ditching the booze and unbridled ambition
A former right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay and now building an empire of his own, Mark Sargeant is in fine form. He talks to Mark Sansom about being a London restaurant fixer and putting Folkestone on the map
One of Britain's best culinary exports, chef and author April Bloomfield forged her trade in London before taking her cool, uncompromising cooking to New York, says Mark Sansom. But will she return home?
After an explosion that destroyed his restaurant, Giorgio Locatelli has had time to reflect. Mark Sansom hears how the chef – who went from the Italian army to a top Swiss kitchen – has found a new focus in life
Opening 17 restaurants around the world in just five years, Jason Atherton is cooking in a league of his own. The chef takes a break to tell Mark Sansom how his empire is coming along and how he forged his own path