Chefs

Pub ideals: chefs Dan and Natasha Smith operate gastropubs in the south-east

Call to Arms from pub chefs in Kent

By James McAllister

Chefs Dan and Natasha Smith have overcome a pandemic and the ire of locals to establish a mini empire of Michelin-starred pubs in rural Kent

Gastropub glory: More than 40 pub chefs have appeared on Great British Menu

44 pub chefs have starred on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs have been solidly represented by BBC Two show Great British Menu, with 44 current, past or future gastropub chefs appearing on the programme since its debut in 2006.

'Good luck chef': Charlotte Vincent to debut on Great British Menu

Top female pub chef to feature on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Charlotte Vincent, the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon, Devon’s head chef, is set to make her television debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu next week, just two months after the pub was crowned one of the UK’s top gastropubs.

Female leaders: Top women in the food industry have shared their thoughts on the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Top female chefs share success stories for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate women across the on-trade this International Women's Day (8 March), The Morning Advertiser asked top female chefs to share their stories and opinions of gender equality in the sector.

Creative process: Stephen Harris talks punk music, creativity and sourcing ingredients locally

Michelin-starred chef claims punk music helps his cooking

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Stephen Harris, head chef at the Sportsman gastropub in Kent, has shared the creative process behind his dishes. This comes after his pub retained its Michelin star in the 2022 Michelin Guide last week.

Over the moon: Chef-owner of the Dog & Gun Inn shares shock at bagging Michelin star

New Michelin star a 'shock' to the Dog & Gun Inn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Chef-owner of gastropub the Dog & Gun Inn, which bagged a Michelin star last week, was “over the moon” his small, Cumbrian pub had scored the prestigious award.

Dish deconstructed: celebrity chef and operator Tom Kerridge defended the price of his Valentine's Day meal kit

Kerridge: ‘I haven’t looked at TripAdvisor in 12 years’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Head chefs of Tom Kerridge’s pubs the Hand & Flowers and the Coach in Marlow, which ranked in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list 2022, discuss the inspiration behind dishes that have been slammed for their expensive prices.

Hospitality hero: Andy Wilson at the London Marathon

Hospitality sector awarded in New Year’s Honours List

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A number of people from the hospitality sector were recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List including a Greene King managing director, chef Angela Maria Hartnett MBE and hotelier Robin Hutson.

Pub fire: the Star at Harome is run by chef-patron Andrew Pern

Fire 'reduces Top 50 Gastropub to ashes'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Emergency services were called to battle a fire at an Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub in North Yorkshire last night and are still tackling it this morning.

Alcohol free: celebrity chef and pub owner Tom Kerridge is now teetotal

Kerridge: ‘I was 100% committed to drinking’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Tom Kerridge, the owner of Marlow-based gastropubs including the Hand & Flowers, opened up about his past alcohol use, and said the “exhilarating” nature of the industry often drew in people prone to excess over moderation.

Facing the staffing challenge: the Unruly Pig head chef Dave Wall

Opinion

Dealing with the staffing shortage

By Dave Wall, head chef the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

While working with a hangover isn’t a new concept for many from the world of hospitality, dealing with the aftermath of Covid and Brexit is the ‘day after’ on steroids, presenting a whole new torrent of tangles, issues and problems to battle with on a...

101: a guide to becoming an apprentice chef

How to Get a Chef Apprenticeship 101 – Everything You Need To Know!

By The Morning Advertiser

‘How do I become a chef apprentice?’ is a question we hear all too frequently at The Morning Advertiser – fortunately we’ve been listening, and have compiled a guide that covers everything you need to know about how to become a chef with an apprenticeship,...

Heat: the roles of a professional kitchen explained

Kitchen Hierarchy - The Different Chef Titles Explained

By The Morning Advertiser

You’re unlikely to come across a lot of French job titles during your quest for employment, that is, unless you’re a chef – cue the French Brigade system (or Brigade de cuisine).

Trade experience: Dave Wall previously worked at Claridge’s, the iconic Bibendum and latterly at Le Talbooth in Dedham

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Chef reveals ‘lockdown survival’ guide

By Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk, has laid out seven top tips on how to keep busy amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

The Morning Advertiser podcast episode four Simon Emeny Fuller's

The MA Podcast – Ep 4

Fuller's boss Simon Emeny on the future of the pubco

By MA Podcast

In the fourth episode of The MA Podcast, Ed Bedington talks to Fuller's boss Simon Emeny about the pubco's future, threats to the trade and why we should be celebrating success.

Paying tribute: people from across the pub trade have outlined their memories of Gary Rhodes

Pub industry pays tribute to Gary Rhodes

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub chefs, licensees and a trade body have paid tribute to celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, following the sad news that he died this week (26 November) in Dubai.

Celebrity chef: Tom Kerridge already has a number of sites

Kerridge set to open Manchester restaurant

By Nikkie Thatcher

Celebrity pub chef Tom Kerridge is set to open his new Manchester restaurant the Bull & Bear in the city’s Stock Exchange Hotel tomorrow (15 November).

Making waves: the Boat Inn chef-owner Liam Dillon always wanted to open a high-class gastropub

Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

How to create an award-winning gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

After just two-and-a-half years, Liam Dillon – chef-owner of Lichfield’s the Boat Inn – has established an admirable reputation for his Staffordshire gastropub.

Flying the flag: Charlotte Vincent has always seen women chefs as the underdogs

Is sexism in kitchens dying out?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Equality in hospitality kitchens appears to be improving, however, Marco Pierre White’s comments on women make it seem that may not be the case, according to one chef.

No flash in the pan: Stonegate has credited its employment of apprentices for a reduction in chef turnover

Stonegate reduces chef turnover rate by 32%

By Emily Hawkins

Stonegate Pub Company has reduced its chef turnover by almost a third (32%) after the introduction of its back-of-house apprenticeship programme.

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