Words of Advice ~ Trevor Blyth

TB - Oysters and wakame, Sakura jelly

This post in the series of ‘5Questions‘ comes from an English chef strutting his stuff in Japan. Trevor Blyth rose to prominence in 1996 by winning the prestigious Roux Scholarship. Rather me rattle on about the competition maybe watch the short film from the Scholarship’s own channel on YouTube: Originally hailing from Norwich, Mr Blyth … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ Chris Staines

Mackerel, veg ala greque, dashi jelly

There comes a time when you meet people who are, despite what they have achieved or who they have worked for are so modest and approachable that it came as quite a shock. Despite being Marco Pierre White’s former Head Chef at ‘Oakroom Marco Pierre White’  at the pinnacle of 3 Michelin stars, being awarded … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ Toby Stuart

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Although not an instantly recognisable name, Toby Stuart is the Head Chef at  Roux @ Parliment Square, which is part the burgeoning empire of Michel Roux Jnr. Having also worked for the former 2* legend Richard Neat in his French adventure, Mr Stuart has an impressive CV. Starting with a high standard in his school … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ John Campbell

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This edition of the ‘5Questions‘ comes from a chef who has recently featured on the Chef Hermes Blog with his recent move to his consultancy role at Coworth park. John Campbell’s star was first on the rise on his appointment to Lords of the Manor in 1997 from the then BBC Residential Training  Center, Wood … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ Mat Follas

2010 - Mat Follas

Whist in the past the ‘5Questions‘ have concentrated on Michelin starred chefs, occasionally it’s worth while having a look at other chefs in the restaurant sector. This post comes from a chef who made his name from winning the BBC programme Masterchef in 2009 & and subsequently opening his own restaurant in June of that … Continue reading