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  • AA Gill

    Adrian is a respected writer and a fearsome critic. He is the TV and restaurant critic for The Sunday Times and a contributing editor to “GQ” magazine, “Vanity Fair” and “...
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  • Alain Ducasse

    Alain is an iconic chef with decades in the business, several restaurants under his belt, and an eponymous restaurant group with its hand in everything from actual restaurant operations to consultancy...
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  • Alastair Little

    Alastair is a self-taught chef and former head chef at Old Compton Wine Bar London, from 1974 to 1976. His cookery has been a major catalyst in the evolution of modern British cuisine. Pedigree As a b...
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  • Albert Roux OBE

    Albert is one of the world’s best-known chefs. In 1967 he and his younger brother Michel opened Le Gavroche, Britain’s first Michelin-starred restaurant, in London. The brothers have gone ...
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  • Aldo Zilli

    Aldo is an Italian-born celebrity chef and Restaurateur specializing in Italian cuisine. He owns various restaurants around London, all with Zilli in their title. In 1996 he was awarded Best Italian R...
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  • Angela Hartnett MBE

    Angela is one of the brightest talents to have emerged on the UK food scene in the past few years. She is a protégée of Gordon Ramsay and was made famous by her appearances on British television. Bi...
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  • Anjum Anand

    Anjum’s light, quick and easy adaptations of her mother’s traditional recipes have made her a culinary star. She is a British Indian food writer and TV chef of Indian cuisine who grew up i...
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  • Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony is a chef, author and television host who has worked at the highest levels in the culinary world for a number of years. Pedigree He first gained notoriety when he published the behind the scen...
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  • Anton Mosimann OBE DL

    Anton is known throughout the world for his culinary expertise, and has held many prestigious positions, and received many accolades during his career. He was Maitre Chef des Cuisines at The Dorcheste...
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  • Antonio Carluccio OBE, OMRI

    Antonio is a much loved and respected Italian cookery writer, chef, restaurateur and food expert. Biography He was born on the Amalfi Coast in the South and raised in the wooded North-West has given ...
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  • Antony Worrall-Thompson

    Antony is an award winning celebrity chef, author, television presenter and broadcaster. His appearances in shows such as Ready Steady Cook, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and as th...
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  • Atul Kochhar

    Atul is renowned for the vibrancy of his food and his subtle use of spices. Now a familiar face on television, Atul has appeared on shows such as; Masterchef Goes Large and Great British Menu. He is ...
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  • Brian Turner CBE

    Brian is a renowned British chef, based in London. He has appeared as a cook on BBC2’s Ready Steady Cook since 1994 as well as presenting other cookery programmes. He trained at various hotels a...
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  • Bryn Williams

    Bryn is widely regarded as one of Wales’ best chefs and one of Britain’s new crop of celebrity chefs. He shot to fame in 2006 after beating more established and well-known chefs to cook th...
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  • Buddy Valastro

    Buddy is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States and star of the hit TLC reality show Cake Boss, which chronicles Buddy’s over-arching desire to achieve his lat...
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  • Charles Metcalfe

    Charles is one of the UK’s most-respected wine experts. He became well-known for his spontaneous and amusing wine critiques whilst presented drinks and occasionally food items for 12 years as on...
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  • Ching-He Huang

    Ching is a British television personality and an ambassador for Chinese cooking with her own signature branded Wok among other products. She has starred in three popular TV series and is the author of...
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  • Chris Tanner

    Chris is a well-known celebrity chef and television presenter. He was a protégé of the Roux Brothers, and began at Le Gavroche as Commis Chef in 1989 and then spent five years working for them throu...
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  • Claude Bosi

    Claude is a French celebrity chef who was listed in the Evening Standard’s Top 1000 London’s Most Influential People in the food category. He currently holds two Michelin stars at his rest...
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  • Clodagh Mckenna

    Clodagh is a celebrity chef, well-known Presenter and a food consultant. She is a promoter of local Irish produce and a regular chef on Market Kitchen. Pedigree Between the ages of 10 and 18, Clodagh ...
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  • Delia Smith CBE

    Delia is one of Britain’s most talented and popular chefs. She is admired for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style and is the UK’s best-selling cookery author, with more th...
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  • Ed Baines

    Ed is a high profile celebrity chef appearing regularly on TV. He is best known for his role as a judge on ITV’s hugely successful ‘Britain’s Best Dish’ and also as an alternat...
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  • Eric Lanlard

    Eric is a master patissier and owner of Cake Boy – an emporium that includes a boutique café and cookery school in South West London. Pedigree Eric was already well-known to UK audiences appea...
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  • Fay Maschler

    Fay is regarded as one of Britain’s most feared and respected restaurant critics – and the only woman who makes Michelin-starred chefs tremble! Pedigree Having started working life as a co...
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  • Fergus Henderson

    Fergus is an English chef famous for founding the critically acclaimed St. John restaurant on St. John Street in London, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2009. Pedigree Fergus is noted for his us...
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  • Gary Rhodes OBE

    Gary is one of Britain’s biggest cooking personalities. He is an English restaurateur, cookery writer, and chef, known for his love of British cuisine. He has fronted shows such as Master Chef, ...
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  • Gennaro Contaldo

    Gennaro is an Italian chef and successful cookery writer. He is well-known to British audiences as Jamie Oliver’s mentor, and for his role in the programme Two Greedy Italians, with Antonio Carl...
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  • Gino D’Acampo

    Gino is a popular chef and a television favourite. His flavour-packed recipes are simple to make, and his energy in the kitchen is infectious. He won the of 2009 series of I’m a Celebrity… Get...
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  • Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon is an internationally renowned British chef. A well-known television personality and restauranteur who has been awarded 13 Michelin stars and an OBE. Pedigree In 1993 Gordon became chef of Aube...
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  • Gregg Wallace

    Gregg has gone from selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden to being one of the most recognisable faces on the UK cookery scene as co-presenter of Masterchef. Pedigree Gregg began his professio...
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  • Guy Savoy

    Guy is a world-renowned French chef, and is the Head Chef and owner of the eponymous Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris and sister restaurant in Las Vegas. Pedigree He was born on 24 July 1953 in Nevers, l...
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  • Heston Blumenthal

    Heston is a self-taught English chef renowned for his experimental, and scientific, approach to cooking. He holds multiple honorary degrees in recognition of his scientific approach to cooking. He is ...
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  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Hugh is a food-writer, broadcaster and campaigner, best known for his TV series, River Cottage. A talented writer, broadcaster and campaigner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is widely known for his uncom...
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  • James Martin

    James is a celebrity chef who made his television debut appearing on Ready Steady Cook. Since then he has become one of the UK’s most popular, and dynamic, culinary experts. Pedigree James Marti...
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  • James Strawbridge

    James is a celebrity chef and a leading authority on sustainable living. He is well-known as part of the Hungry Sailors duo (along with his father, Dick), and for appearing in BBC2’s It’s ...
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  • James Tanner

    James is a British chef and television personality. He has appeared on some of the nations favourite cooking shows and is one of the most popular chefs appearing on Ready Steady Cook. Pedigree The thi...
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  • Jamie Oliver MBE

    Jamie is one of the world’s best-loved television personalities and one of Britain’s most famous food experts. He is much-admired for his earthy style and his continual dedication to getti...
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  • Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Jean-Christophe is a French celebrity chef well-known to British audiences for his television appearances and for opening his own cookery school; The Novelli Academy. Pedigree He began his exciting ca...
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  • Jilly Goolden

    Jilly is one of the UK’s most recognised food and drink personalities on television. She is most famous for her elaborate and abstract description of wines on BBCs Food and Drink and for 18 year...
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  • Jo Pratt

    Jo is a TV cook and cookery writer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. She has had four books published and makes regular appearances on Market Kitchen. Pedigree Jo graduat...
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  • Joel Robuchon

    Joel is an influential French chef and restaurateur who has long been praised for his style of cooking and his ability to accentuate and intensify the flavours of a dish. Pedigree At age 28, he receiv...
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  • John Torode

    John is an Australian-born celebrity chef best known as a presenter of the BBC’s Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef, alongside Gregg Wallace. He has also co-presented Junior Masterchef along with N...
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  • Ken Hom OBE

    Ken is a much-admired chef and the world’s leading authority on Chinese cooking. He is also an author and popular British television presenter. Pedigree He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona...
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  • Kevin Woodford

    Kevin is possibly best-known to UK audiences as a regular guest chef on the hugely popular cooking show Ready Steady Cook. His career, however, has been as diverse as his cooking skills. He is a chef,...
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  • Lesley Waters

    Lesley is a celebrity chef well-known to British audiences as a regular guest on Ready Steady Cook. She has won over many admirers for her bubbly personality and passion for good food, as well as, bei...
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  • Levi Roots

    Levi has had an extraordinary career; he is both a reggae superstar and a celebrity chef, as well as, businessman and multi-millionaire. Pedigree He grew up in Jamaica where his grandmother taught him...
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  • Lorraine Pascale

    Lorraine is an inspirational British cook, former model, and pâtissière. She has authored best selling cookery books, presented two television series and opened her own retail outlet in London, sell...
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  • Madhur Jaffrey CBE

    Madhur is an Indian actress and food writer who introduced the Western world to the many cuisines of India. Pedigree Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi and came to London aged 19 to study drama at RADA ...
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  • Marco Pierre White

    Marco is a popular British celebrity chef, restauranteur and television personality, known for his contributions to contemporary international cuisine and his exceptional culinary skills. At the age o...
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  • Marcus Wareing

    Marcus is a well-known and critically acclaimed English chef, currently Chef Patron of “Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley (formerly Pétrus) in Knightsbridge, and previously at the Grill Room at t...
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  • Mary Berry CBE

    Nicknamed the ‘Queen of Cakes’, Mary is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and television presenters in the UK. She specialises in Aga cookery, cakes and desserts. Pedigre...
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  • Michael Caines MBE

    Michael is one of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs. AA Chef’s Chef of the Year in 2007, and awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry. He is an Operational Partner and...
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  • Michel Roux

    Michel Roux is a French-born celebrity chef and restaurateur working in Britain and a legendary name in the culinary world. He has trained and influenced a whole generation of celebrity chefs, inclu...
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  • Michel Roux Jr

    Michel trained under some of the world’s most distinguished chefs at leading restaurants in both England and France. He gained ‘celebrity chef’ status after appearing on Masterch...
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  • Mike Robinson

    Mike is a renowned chef admired for his passion and talents for cooking game dishes. He is co-presenter of ITV’s primetime series Countrywise and Countrywise Kitchen. Pedigree As one of the coun...
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  • Nancy Lam

    Nancy is one of the most recognisable chefs on the planet, and, one of its most-talented. She has become a famous media personality for her television appearances and for her unique brand of family st...
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  • Nick Nairn

    Nick is a respected celebrity chef who became the youngest Scottish chef to win a Michelin star in the early 1990s. He is best known as one of Ready Steady Cook’s regular chefs. Pedigree Born and br...
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  • Nigel Brown

    Nigel is a hugely talented and respected chef who has regularly appeared on BBC Radio Humberside’s morning show giving hints, tips and recipe advice. He launched his acclaimed Cookery Academy in...
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  • Nigel Slater

    Nigel is one of Britain’s best-loved cookery writers and a firm believer that it’s possible to make a tasty meal just as quickly as fast food. He has written a column for The Observer Maga...
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  • Nigella Lawson

    Nigella is simply a culinary goddess. Since publishing her first cookery book, How to Eat, in 1998, Nigella has been teaching us about the pleasures of the table. The success of her first book led to ...
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  • Oz Clarke

    Oz is one of the world’s leading wine experts. He has been wine correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. His first book, the first edition of Webster’s Wine Guide (now annually published Oz C...
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  • Paul Hollywood

    Celebrity baker who rose to fame as the serious judge on hit show The Great British Bake Off alongside Mary Berry. Pedigree Paul studied sculpture at the Wallasey School of Art and quit the course t...
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  • Paul Rankin

    Paul is a Scottish born, Northern Irish celebrity chef from Ballywalter, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is well-known for his regular appearances on the cooking show Ready Steady Cook. Pedigree His...
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  • Phil Vickery

    Phil is an English celebrity chef well-known to English audiences for his appearances on the popular cookery show Ready Steady Cook. Pedigree He was born in Folkestone, Kent, Phil trained at restauran...
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  • Prue Leith CBE

    Prue is one of the Country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary, and she is also known for her formidable business acumen as a past winner of The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. ...
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  • Rachel Allen

    Rachel is an Irish celebrity chef, known for her work on television and as a writer. She appears regularly on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). She is a frequent guest on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen...
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  • Ravinder Bhogal

    Ravinder is an award winning UK TV chef, food writer and stylist. She became well-known when she was named by Gordon Ramsay as his new Fanny Cradock, on The F Word. She is the author of Cook in Boots ...
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  • Raymond Blanc OBE

    Raymond is widely acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. His exquisite cooking has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence. Pedigree He arri...
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  • Richard Corrigan

    Richard is a cebrity chef and restaranteur. He has appeared on television many times, including stints of BBC2’s ‘Masterchef’, BBC2’s Saturday Kitchen, Channel 4’s ‘...
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  • Rick Stein OBE

    Rick is one of England’s most recognisable chefs, restaurateur and television presenter. He is the first TV chef everyone thinks of when it comes to seafood. But with his series Food Heroes, Ric...
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  • Rosemary Shrager

    Rosemary is a talented television chef who has years of experience in restaurant kitchens and renowned cookery schools – a powerful combination! She has worked for Pierre Koffman at the famous T...
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  • Ross Shonhan

    Ross is a popular chef and the former head chef of the acclaimed Japanese restaurant Zuma in London’s Knightsbridge. Australian Shonhan moved to London in 2001 and joined Asia de Cuba as senior ...
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  • Rustie Lee

    Rustie is a television chef, actress and musician, most famous for her appearances in the 1980s on morning station, TV-am. Following her successful stint as a chef on TV-am in 1983, Rustie Lee took ov...
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  • Simon Hopkinson

    Simon is often hailed as the ‘food writer’s food writer’. He is a food writer, critic and former chef. He is widely considered to be one of the best cookery writers working today. Pedigree He le...
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  • Simon Rimmer

    Simon is best known as the resident chef on BBC2’s Something for the Weekend. He opened his first restaurant, Greens, in 1990, with two cookery books and hardly any experience in the kitchen, bu...
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  • Skye Gyngell

    Skye is an Australian cook who has written food features and recipes for The Independent on Sunday. She won a Michelin star at the Petersham Nurseries Café. Pedigree Skye is perhaps best known for ...
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  • Sophie Grigson

    Sophie is an English cookery writer and celebrity chef. She is a keen supporter of organic and local food suppliers and, like Jamie Oliver, is an advocate for decent children’s food. In 2001, S...
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  • Sue Perkins

    Sue Perkins is well known as one half of the comedy presenting duo Mel and Sue, and an established and versatile comedienne and presenter in her own right. Biography Sue studied English at New Hall ...
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  • Theo Randall

    Theo is a British celebrity chef who specializes in Italian cuisine. He is best known for his award-winning Italian restaurant, Theo Randall, at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel, and for be...
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  • Tom Aikens

    Tom is a Michelin star chef, whose Tom Aikens Restaurant in Chelsea has earned many accolades. He has also worked privately, for Lord Lloyd Webber. He is one of the most exciting chefs in the UK today...
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  • Tom Kerridge

    Tom is a professional English chef who has worked at a variety of British restaurants, including the Michelin starred Rhodes in the Square and Adlards. Pedigree With his wife Beth, he opened the gastr...
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  • Tom Parker Bowles

    Tom is the son of Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, and an Internationally Renowned Food Writer. He is also the author of The Year of Eating Dangerously and E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, and ha...
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  • Woon Wing Yip OBE

    Woon is a Chinese-born British entrepreneur, best known for having started the Wing Yip supermarket chain. His Chinese and oriental superstores now supply more than 2000 Chinese restaurants throughout...
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