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Ex-Gordon Ramsay chef: 'Pubs can be as good as the best restaurants'

Steven Ellis worked at some of the country's top Michelin-starred restaurants before opening Windsor gastropub the Oxford Blue. He tells Daniel Woolfson why he fell in love with the pub trade

Steven Elllis: "I am my own worst critic"
NEW OPENING

Michelin star-winning chef Atul Kochhar to open restaurant at Buckinghamshire inn

09-Jan-2017 - High-end Indian chef Atul Kochhar has announced the opening of his first British eatery at a Buckinghamshire inn.

Scotch Egg Challenge

Scotch Egg Challenge back for 2017

09-Jan-2017 - The Scotch Egg Challenge 2017 will see chefs fight it out for the top accolade during an event on Wednesday, 8 February.

FULLER'S

In pictures: Fuller’s Chefs Guild finalists face off in culinary showdown

05-Jan-2017 - Chefs from across Fuller's' managed houses faced off in a culinary showdown to decide the winners of the company's annual Chefs' Guild competition.

GASTROPUBS

First look: former Restaurant Gordon Ramsay chef opens new gastropub

05-Jan-2017 - A chef who worked at some of the country’s top eateries has opened his new gastropub to the public after a year-long refurbishment. 

Chefs

Pubs need to offer chefs a better work-life balance

18-Nov-2016 - Pubs need to take better care of their chefs and give them a better work-life balance, a leading recruitment agency has claimed.

CHEF SHORTAGE

Chef shortage will hit hard over Christmas, warn recruiters

15-Nov-2016 - Recruitment agencies will struggle greatly to meet demand for chefs from pubs and restaurants this Christmas, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned.

FOOD

BrewDog Cardiff to host ex-Gordon Ramsay and Hedone chef's pop-up restaurant

14-Nov-2016 - A chef who worked at some of the country’s top Michelin-starred restaurants will showcase his cooking at BrewDog’s Cardiff bar next year.

Michelin Pub Guide 2017

'Proper London boozer' named Michelin Pub of the Year

28-Oct-2016 - A self-proclaimed “proper London boozer” has been named Pub of the Year by the prestigious Michelin guide.

NEW OPENING

Michelin star pub chef Josh Eggleton to open site with ex-Butcombe director

24-Oct-2016 - Michelin star-winning chef Josh Eggleton has taken over a new pub in Bristol with the former director of Butcombe Brewery, Guy Newell. 

Skills shortage

Living Ventures launches chef academy to fight shortage

13-Oct-2016 - North-west-based Living Ventures has teamed up with The City of Liverpool College to launch its Chef Academy in a bid to help tackle the chefs shortage.

NEW OPENING

Michelin star-winning chef brothers unveil new Essex pub

07-Oct-2016 - Serial restaurateurs the Galvin brothers have announced their second pub will open in Essex next month.

Chef

Ex-Truscott Arms chef to lead kitchen residency at new London pub

27-Sep-2016 - The chef who ran the kitchen at now-closed London gastropub the Truscott Arms has announced his return to the pub trade. 

CHEFS

Tom Kerridge to cook one-off charity dinner at Hampshire pub

22-Sep-2016 - Double Michelin-starred pub chef Tom Kerridge has announced plans to host a one-off supper club at a Hampshire gastropub.

PUB CRIME

Sex offender chef 'pulled customer's trousers down'

21-Sep-2016 - A chef who pulled a man’s trousers down in the beer garden of a Yorkshire pub has been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Somerset licensee to compete in World Chilli Cook-Off championship

14-Sep-2016 - An Admiral Taverns licensee will compete against rivals from across the world after being named the winner of the UK Chilli Cook-Off championship.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Get ready for Top 50 Gastropubs 2017

07-Sep-2016 - Eight months ago, 2016’s top 50 gastropubs were named, followed by a whirlwind of national press coverage. Plans for 2017’s event are under way and it’s shaping up to be...

KITCHEN CONFESSION

Kitchen confession: leave the gluten-free salad out of it

30-Aug-2016 - "A gluten-free salad?" the head chef roars. 

‘Drunk’ pub chef ‘lunged at car with 12-inch knife’

03-Aug-2016 - A drunk pub chef brandished a knife at a car and was tasered by firearms police, a court was told. 

Kitchen Confession

Kitchen confession: my unhealthy frying problem

25-Jul-2016 - "Don't put that tomato in the deep fryer," I urge myself. "You know exactly what will happen."

Chef-Patrons

Tom Kerridge “in talks to open third pub”

18-Jul-2016 - Tom Kerridge is reportedly in talks to take over another pub in Marlow - his third in the town. 

Top Portuguese chef to cook 'nose to tail' dinner at London pub

13-Jul-2016 - High-profile chef Nuno Mendes is set to cook a five-course meal based on Fergus Henderson’s revered British cookbook Nose to Tail Eating at Hackney pub the Marksman later this month. ...

M&B chefs face off in east London

13-Jun-2016 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) brand Premium Country Pubs has crowned the winner of its 'Chef Inspiration' contest.

chef shortage

Chef shortage: industry ‘still suffering’ from chronic lack of kitchen staff

10-Jun-2016 - Pubs are finding it harder to recruit skilled chefs despite significant positive action by large segments of the trade during the past year, a leading pub chef has warned.

Pub chefs to compete in BBC2’s Great British Menu 2016

06-Jun-2016 - Several UK pub chefs are set to compete in this year’s edition of BBC 2’s popular cooking show Great British Menu.