Winning a Michelin star is nice! Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is something else and José Andrés looks poised to become the first chef to win one. Andrés has just been nominated by politician John Delaney (D-Md.) who confirmed the nomination to the Washington Post.
Surely there can be few ventures to induce both anxiety and fear to the extent of a new restaurant opening. Clare Smyth is more than one of Britain’s greatest chefs, having helmed restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Michelin Three Star, for so many years she can justifiably claim to be one of the world’s greatest chefs. You would think, that this would buy Clare Smyth some breathing space from restaurant critics? Well, as you’re about to find out, when you watch this video, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more…]
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This award – LinkedIn Top 25 – is down to our engagement with our LinkedIn community, and more importantly, their engagement with us. That’s why we would like to [Read more…]
If it is any consolation to you, you are not the only chef who obsesses about “drop ins” from restaurant critics.
Chef David Chang the culinary doyen of Umami is at least as obsessed about restaurant critics as you. Here he bears all to [Read more…]
It has been an extremely good week for Michel Troisgros. He has just been named the world’s best chef in the annual top 100 ranking. In case you didn’t know Michel has more than an average amount of pressure and expectation weighing down on his shoulders.
The Troisgros Culinary Dynasty
Michel is the third generation Troisgros to helm the family business and the family businesses is no compromise three Michelin starred dining.
If you have any difficulty imagining the levels of pressure, which come along with this burden of expectation you only need ask [Read more…]
Chef Heston Blumenthal first opened the Fat Duck in 1995. In the beginning it wasn’t the Mecca of avant-garde cuisine we know today, no, it was more along the lines of a modern French bistro. However it did not take Blumenthal very long before he became frustrated with [Read more…]
Aiden Byrne is perhaps best known in these parts (these parts being Ireland) for having won a Michelin star while head chef at The Commons Restaurant in Dublin. Prior to this Aidan had also picked. up serious experience while working for Conrad Gallagher at Peacock Alley and Paul Rankin at Roscoffs in Belfast.
Alas it would appear that Aiden has been struck with Manchester’s Michelin star jinks.
A takeaway owner has been jailed for pouring a pot of scalding water over one of his chefs. This chef suffered horrific burns on the night and was forced to work through the pain barrier.