Latest Stages

Working with the best chefs, in the best restaurants

Housed in Heathrow Terminal 2, with the former executive chef of The Wolseley at the helm; Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists' Cafe is shrouded in secrecy and surrounded by security. 

Our stage started at 3am...

Way of the Chef travels to Belgium to join up with Peter Goossens and his brigade at the three Michelin starred Hof van Cleve, named the 50th best restaurant in the world in 2017.

Can our stagiaire follow in the footsteps of 2014 Roux Scholar Tom Barnes and be accepted in this world class kitchen?

COMING SOON: Lyle's - 1*


Way of the Chef's latest venture is at James Lowe's one Michelin starred restaurant, Lyle's, in Central London.

Ranked the 54th best in the World's 50 Best Restaurants Award 2017, making it the third best rated English restaurant; Lyle's is the best way for us to kick-start a summer of staging!

Latest Interviews

Talking Stages with top chefs

Mark Greenaway talks to Way of the Chef about staging in his restaurant in Scotland, why being a stagiaire is more than just being in the kitchen, and why all chefs are like magpies...

Andrew Wong talks to Way of the Chef about the pitfalls of working in a Chinese kitchen, the situation surrounding stages in China, and on why you should be wary of asking a Chinese chef about one of his recipes...

John Williams, executive chef at The Ritz, talks to Way of the Chef about his early days at the hotel, the changes he instigated and the problems he faced...

Latest Features

What's happening, inside the kitchen and out

Way of the Chef looks back on another year of staging at some of the best and most exciting restaurants around, including in a three star in Europe, at another two star, in an airport, under another Roux Scholar, in an outrageously open kitchen and at a prestigious butchers....

Way of the Chef teams up with The World's 50 Best Restaurants Award to create the top ten tips for chefs heading for a stage in a Michelin starred kitchen. From being chased by geese to eating brains at 9am - these will help you make the most of your opportunity..!

Way of the Chef tackles a mighty surf n' turf in what was the first female-orientated pub and bar group down the financial district with a 6'5 policeman...