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Chef Interviews

All the latest and greatest chef interviews from top celebrity chefs.

Meet the celeb chefs, TV chefs, famous chefs and top chefs from different regions. We talk to them about what it’s really like in the kitchen, their inspiration when coming up with new concepts, their favourite dish to cook. We get behind the scenes on their suppliers and talk about how they source produce to plate up to you.

Who Is Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin Of MasterChef:The Professionals 2020?

Who Is Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin Of MasterChef:The Professionals 2020?

She takes inspiration from her travels around Asia and is one of the finalists in BBC One’s MasterChef: The Professionals. Meet Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin.  “It’s probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done, being in the MasterChef kitchen, feeling the pressure, being in front of the judges … but it has also been one of the […]

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Top Cooking Tips From Jason Atherton

Top Cooking Tips From Jason Atherton

Michelin-star chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has teamed up with Goodfellows at Home and people can now buy his range online. Here he offers readers tips, techniques and the best products. Now is the perfect time to up your game in the kitchen – and British chef,...

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Interview: Tania Rahman Of Chit Chaat Chai

Interview: Tania Rahman Of Chit Chaat Chai

Four years ago, at the age of just 27, British-born Tania Rahman opened her first food stall which paid homage to chaat – food that is readily found available at road-side stalls or carts across the streets of India. She had previously been happily working for a...

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Chef Interview: Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Interview: Sanjeev Kapoor

Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is casting his culinary prowess over The Yellow Chilli – one of four restaurants in the spectacular new Gran Meliá Arusha, in the heart of Tanzania, Africa. Savour chats to the star to find out all about his fine flavours and...

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Superstar Chefs Join Grantley Hall

Superstar Chefs Join Grantley Hall

British TV chef Shaun Rankin has partnered with North Yorkshire’s new luxury hotel, Grantley Hall – a multi-million-pound development set to open its doors on July 6th. Savour editor Georga Spottiswood chats to the new brigade about what’s in store for foodies. Shaun...

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Chef Interview: Paul Tamburrini

Chef Interview: Paul Tamburrini

We visit Edinburgh for a foodie weekend, and chat to world-renowned chef Paul Tamburrini about pairing up with Macdonald Hotels for his first solo restaurant venture. He’s previously worked as chef director at Martin Wishart’s The Honours brasserie in Edinburgh, head...

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Chef Interview: Paul Ainsworth

Chef Interview: Paul Ainsworth

Paul and Emma Ainsworth are expanding their Cornish empire and opening a new cookery school and chef’s table, where their executive chef, John Walton, will step up to the plate and become a business partner. Savour chats to them about the plans for Mahé. We want to be...

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Chef Interview: Adam Smith, Coworth Park

Chef Interview: Adam Smith, Coworth Park

He’s risen through the ranks at The Ritz in London, won the Roux Scholarship and been called ‘one to watch’ by Michel Roux Snr – as well as achieved a coveted Michelin star for five-star luxury hotel Coworth Park, in Ascot. Rosie Jenkinson talks to 31-year-old...

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Ronald Robson Crowned North East Chef of the Year

Ronald Robson Crowned North East Chef of the Year

He’s been crowned North East Chef of the Year in a prestigious competition – and Ronald Robson says he’s ecstatic about it. “I was really surprised when I won. The calibre of chefs was great, there was so much fantastic talent, and the environment was amazing under...

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Kitchen Confidence With James Martin

Kitchen Confidence With James Martin

Kitchen Confidence has a fresh look – and you’re all in the driving seat. We’ll be telling you which chefs we’re chatting to across our social media platforms and YOU can ask the questions. First up, top celebrity chef James Martin – who has just released James...

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Q&A with Top Celebrity Foodies

Q&A with Top Celebrity Foodies

Savour chats to BBC Masterchef host and judge Gregg Wallace, Coronation Street actress and restaurateur Jennie McAlpine, 2018 Great British Bake Off Semi-Finalist Briony May Williams and MasterChef 2018 champion Kenny Tutt about their influences, ultimate dinner party...

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Chef Interview: John Williams

Chef Interview: John Williams

From his South Tyneside roots to running The Ritz, Savour’s Rosie Jenkinson chats to executive chef John Williams MBE. “I can hear that, lass,” John laughs as I introduce myself to him. He’s talking about my accent. It’s a good ice breaker as we’re both from South...

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Chef Interview: Tart London

Chef Interview: Tart London

Loved by top fashion brands and celebrities like Kate Moss, Penélope Cruz, Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne, and Gisele Bündchen, Tart London specialises in healthy on-site cooking for fashion and film shoots from a pop-up kitchen. Ran by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima...

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Chef Interview | David Quinn

Chef Interview | David Quinn

35-year-old David Quinn is the new head chef at Doxford Hall in Northumberland. Originally hailing from St Albans, he now calls the North East his home. We chat to him about revamping the Sunday Lunch at Doxford, the best dish on the menu right now and how he likes to...

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Chef Interview | Emily Roux

Chef Interview | Emily Roux

Emily Roux is the 27-year-old daughter of Michel Jr and granddaughter of Albert – and when you’re born into the Roux family, it appears, a love of food goes with the territory. So does, it seems, opening your own restaurant. Together with her husband Diego Ferrari –...

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Chef Interview | Paul Foster

Chef Interview | Paul Foster

It’s fair to say Paul Foster and his restaurant Salt have had a good year. Cara Houchen, Savour contributor and Editor of The Staff Canteen, talks to the chef about achieving his childhood dreams. His restaurant Salt picked up three Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide...

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Chef Interview | Michael Penaluna

Chef Interview | Michael Penaluna

Luxury North East hotel, Wynyard Hall , has welcomed Michael Penaluna as its new executive chef. He’s worked at prestigious venues across the UK but now Michael Penaluna is bringing his expertise to Wynyard Hall. The new executive chef, who has more than 20 years’...

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Chef Interview | Gordon Ramsay

Chef Interview | Gordon Ramsay

Am I a TV chef ? Am I f**k. I’m a real chef. Gordon Ramsay talks to Savour contributor - and editor of The Staff Canteen - Cara Houchen I think we all have a preconception of how Gordon will be in person. He has a reputation which precedes him and his TV persona is...

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Chef Interview: Anna Hedworth

Chef Interview: Anna Hedworth

Anna Hedworth is the cook and owner of Cook House in the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle. Savour’s Feature Writer Rosie Jenkinson chats to her about her successful Kickstarter campaign, new move and upcoming cookbook. The term ‘foodie’ perfectly describes Anna Hedworth....

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