Chef Interviews



Alex Bond
Alchemilla, Nottingham

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Josh Eggleton
The Pony & Trap, Bristol

Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton takes us through some of his own stage experiences and offers advice to budding stagiaires.

Santosh Shah
Baluchi, London

Santosh Shah, executive chef of Baluchi London, takes us through his early days travelling India, his mammoth 200 Michelin stars in terms of eating out and explains why staging in an Indian kitchen is hugely beneficial.

Mark Greenaway
Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh

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
A Wong, London

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...

Jesse Dunford Wood
Parlour, London

The wonderfully eccentric Jesse Dunford Wood takes us through his “slightly mysterious” restaurant in north-west London, his “funky British” menu and his amazing new word - commensality…

John Williams MBE
The Ritz Restaurant, London

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.

Tom Aikens
Tom’s Kitchen, London

Tom Aikens talks to Way of the Chef about what it was like working under Joel Robuchon, and what happened to a chef in his kitchen if they put a foot out of line...

Michel Roux Jr.
Le Gavroche, London

Michel Roux Jr. takes Way of the Chef through a classic French dish: Aioli of Cod. 

Alyn Williams
Alyn Williams at The Westbury, London

His miracle with nine hour burgers, his aversions to clown trousers and his love for all things motorbike - ladies and gentleman, Michelin starred chef Alyn Williams

James Knappett
Kitchen Table, London

For a chef to open a restaurant out the back of an upscale hotdog joint run by his wife seems, on paper, to be a labour of love. But that’s exactly what it was for James Knappett, and with two Michelin stars, Kitchen Table is as brilliantly intimate as they come...

Simon Rogan
L'Enclume, Cumbria

Simon Rogan talks to Way of the Chef about what its like to work for him and his company, how his ethos around farming and foraging dictates his evolution and how he organises stages for his young chefs.

Tom Kerridge
The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

Tom Kerridge explains the classic techniques utilised at The Hand and Flowers, provides an idea as to the day to day life at his two Michelin-starred pub and talks about where his focus is as a chef.

Kenneth Culhane
The Dysart, Petersham

In our film of The Dysart, 2010 Roux Scholar, Kenneth Culhane, talks about his connectivity to nature in terms of cooking, his time in Japan and how gardening and foraging opportunities are crucial to him.

Andrew Pern
The Star Inn, Harome

Michelin-starred chef, Andrew Pern, talks about the challenges of transforming a pub, how he always was a northern twist with his food and his confusing conversation with a Michelin inspector…

Tommy Banks
The Black Swan, Oldstead

The Michelin-starred chef talks about the pleasure of cooking someone’s tea and how he and his family had to learn by first making mistakes after taking over The Black Swan in Oldstead

Sat Bains
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

Sat Bains takes us through some of the tasting menu at his two Michelin-starred restaurant in Nottingham and explains why he considers the very first thing you eat there to be among the most important.

Shaun Hill
The Walnut Tree, South Wales

The legendary Shaun Hill takes us through his seasonal menu at the Michelin-starred The Walnut Tree in South Wales, explains why fish is often on the menu there and details some of his flavour combinations.

Pierre Gagnaire
Sketch, London

World renowned chef, Pierre Gagnaire, takes us through the cooking philosophy at his two Michelin starred London restaurant, Sketch.