A 3am start at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant at London Heathrow Terminal 2. The Perfectionist Cafe proudly serves, quite literally, the best of British in quite extraordinary surroundings - but could we get past the immense security..?Read More
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.
Could our stagiaire follow in the footsteps of 2014 Roux Scholar Tom Barnes and be accepted in this world class kitchen?Read More
Pierre Gagnaire's two star restaurant, Sketch, is one of the best in London. The language spoken in the kitchen is primarily French and the chefs there have very high expectations of not only each other but also of new faces.
Would we be accepted after a five day stage?Read More
A fully open kitchen, middle-eastern cuisine, and a constantly packed dining area; The Palomar has its finger on the pulse of the capital. Sound scary? Try being the sous chef for the night and shouting tickets out in Hebrew!Read More
Jesse Dunford-Wood presides over one of the coolest spots in North London. There's never a dull moment in his kitchen, with all sorts of unique creations flying off to diners. From a Dandy meat pie, to his extraordinary final dessert for the chef's table - Parlour is certainly one for the curious chef.Read More
The Ritz Hotel in the heart of London is one of the most famous mainstays in the capital; and the restaurant there is teeming with brilliant young chefs under the tutelage of executive chef John Williams.Read More
The only restaurant outside of France to have held three Michelin stars for over 25 years; The Waterside Inn in Bray has one of the best kitchens in the UK for staging. An outstanding brigade, magnificent ingredients and a classic menu boasting the best in classic French cooking.Read More
Perched on top of the Heron Tower in Liverpool Street, Duck and Waffle is the highest restaurant in the UK. A 24-hour show, with rolling chefs on a specific rota; Dan Doherty's restaurant is as exciting as it is busy.Read More
Tucked away in the backstreets of St James's, Il Vicolo is a small Italian restaurant with a big heart. You'll be hard pressed to find a better place to learn the basics of Italian cuisine, the right way.Read More
Tom Kerridge's countryside fortress is the only pub in the world to hold two Michelin stars. With three working kitchens, a passionate team, and a highly tuned menu; The Hand and Flowers is a challenge for any chef.Read More
Michel Roux Jr.'s two star restaurant in Mayfair is one of the most famous in London. It is also a top destination for chefs looking to learn about classic French cooking. A packed kitchen and frantic dinner service awaits those lucky enough to stage there - but it more than lives up to its reputation.Read More
Tom Aikens' kitchen in Chelsea is one of four across the English capital. A great centre for learning and responsibility, and with the chance to really get to grips with comforting British classics; Tom's Kitchen is a great stage destination for young and ambitious chefs.Read More
Alyn Williams' kitchen is demanding, as is any Michelin-starred establishment, but with his brigade always willing to lend a helping hand, and Alyn himself very open and friendly; a stagiaire will feel at home.Read More
Simon Rogan is one of the hottest chefs around at the moment, and his one star restaurant, Fera at Claridge's, one of the best in London. It's all about detail with Simon, being a very visual chef, and our stagiaire had his hands full with all manner of microherbs in his splendid kitchen.Read More