Restaurant Stage: The Perfectionists' Cafe

Restaurant Stage: The Perfectionists' Cafe

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..?

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Restaurant Stage: Hof van Cleve - Three Michelin Stars

Restaurant Stage: Hof van Cleve - Three Michelin Stars

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?

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Restaurant Stage: Sketch - Two Michelin Stars

Restaurant Stage: Sketch - Two Michelin Stars

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? 

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Parlour: Meet the Willy Wonka of Kensal

Parlour: Meet the Willy Wonka of Kensal

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. 

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Restaurant Stage: The Ritz - One Michelin Star

Restaurant Stage: The Ritz - One Michelin Star

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. 

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Restaurant Stage: The Waterside Inn - Three Michelin Stars

Restaurant Stage: The Waterside Inn - Three Michelin Stars

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. 

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Restaurant Stage: The Hand and Flowers - Two Michelin Stars

Restaurant Stage: The Hand and Flowers - Two Michelin Stars

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.

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Restaurant Stage: Le Gavroche - Two Michelin Stars

Restaurant Stage: Le Gavroche - Two Michelin Stars

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. 

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Restaurant Stage: Alyn Williams at The Westbury - One Michelin Star

Restaurant Stage: Alyn Williams at The Westbury - One Michelin Star

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.

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Fera at Claridge’s: Our First Michelin Starred Stage Experience

Fera at Claridge’s: Our First Michelin Starred Stage Experience

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.

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