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Profiles of head chefs from Brighton, Hove and Sussex restaurants. Questions and answers, revealing what makes head chefs tick, their training, their favourite foods and much more. One of our most visited sections of our restaurant portal.

CHEF PROFILE: Lerato Umah-Shaylor, WILD AFRICA, Supper Club

Meet Lerato Umah-Shaylor, founder & chef at Lerato’s WILD AFRICA Lerato is a British-Nigerian food writer, TV chef and journalist living in Sussex. She writes a food column for The Guardian […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Sam Ireland, The Independent Pub, Brighton

Meet Sam Ireland, Head Chef at The Independent Pub When The Independent Pub were seeking a chef to take over the reins of their relatively new, but fast establishing pub restaurant they […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Steven Edwards, etch. Hove

Steven Edwards, Head Chef and Proprietor at etch. Trained by some of the best chefs in the country, Steven trained at the 5-star South Lodge Hotel in Horsham before going on […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Matthew Price, The Coal Shed Restaurant, Brighton

Meet Matthew Price, Head Chef at The Coal Shed Hugely passionate and driven, uncompromising with standards. I have been with The Coal Shed for 7 months and am enjoying the […]

 
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VIDEO: How to make Béarnaise sauce, Grow 40, Brighton

How to make Béarnaise sauce We visit the talented Mickael at Grow 40 in Brighton’s North Laine as he introduces the technique of making an outstanding Béarnaise sauce. Ingredients included […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Apostolos Tanakas, Browns Brasserie

Meet Apostolos Tanakas, Sous Chef, Browns Brighton Originating from Greece I am extremely passionate about food. There are some many different flavours and textures that I enjoy collaborating with and […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Lee Redman, The Jetty, King’s Road, Brighton

Meet Lee Redman, Head Chef, The Jetty, Brighton Harbour Hotel I’ve been in kitchens since the age of 13! Being moved from pot wash to learning how to prepare and cook […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Michael Bremner, Head Chef & Owner 64 Degrees

Meet Michael Bremner, 64 Degrees Book a table at 64 Degrees Book Close Michael Bremner was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1978. He remained in Aberdeenshire to study one day […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Isaac Bartlett-Copeland, Isaac At Restaurant, North Laine, Brighton

Isaac Bartlett-Copeland, Isaac At Restaurant Isaac started cooking professionally in fine dining and luxury hotels restaurants in Sussex at 16 years old. Alongside this he attended Westminster Catering College to […]

 
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VIDEO: How to Fillet A Fish, Dave Mothersill, The Salt Room

Fish Filleting Masterclass  Chef Dave Mothersill from The Salt Room in Brighton introduces us to a line caught seabass and the principles involved in filleting a fish. From using a […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Lee Keeler, LangeLee’s, Brighton

Meet Lee Keeler, LangeLee’s – Head chef and owner Lee Keeler started working with food when he was 15 at his local bakery. Every Sunday morning he would go to work at 5am […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Alun Sperring, Head Chef, The Chilli Pickle, Brighton

Meet Alun Sperring Head Chef, The Chilli Pickle, Brighton Book a table at The Chilli PickleBook Close Alun Sperring has been a chef for 27 years and 15 of those […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Little Miss Piggies Café, Kemptown, Brighton

Meet Peter and Hilary Smith Little Miss Piggies is a small independent café run by a husband and wife, Peter and Hilary Smith, and assisted by the wonderful Vicky and […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Kris Wydnski, Shepherd & Dog, Fulking

Meet Kris Wydnski Head Chef at the Shepherd and Dog Kris joined the Shepherd and Dog team in late 2013, taking over as head chef  from owner David Pearse, who […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Douglas McMaster, Silo, Brighton

Meet The Chef: Douglas McMaster, Silo Head Chef and owner of Silo, Douglas spent 6 years cooking in some of the U.K. and Europe’s best restaurants including St. John and […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Charlie Brookman, The Chimney House, Brighton

Charlie Brookman is the owner and head chef of The Chimney House, in Seven Dials. After holding the position of head chef at The Royal Court Theatre in London, Charlie […]

 
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INTERVIEW: Q & A, Rebecca Weller, Stanmer House, Stanmer Park

Meet Rebecca Weller From Stanmer House I’m the events and marketing manager for Whiting and Hammond, an award winning Pub Company whose ethos is to use fresh, locally sourced produce […]

 
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CHEF INTERVIEW: Giles Thompson, The Earl of March, Lavant

Meet Giles Thompson Owner and Executive Chef of The Earl of March, Lavant, and The Partridge, Singleton. Giles Thompson is the former Executive Head Chef of the Ritz Hotel and has […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Dave Mothersill, The Salt Room & Coal Shed

Meet Dave Mothersill Dave Mothersill is Head Chef at The Salt Room in Brighton.  Having worked in kitchens since he was 16, he was worked in some of Brighton’s best restaurants […]

 
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INTERVIEW: Nick Mosley, Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival

Interview with Nick Mosley , the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival www.brightonfoodfestival.com  I’ve spent the past 8 years working in hospitality and tourism marketing and events in Brighton and […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Alex Von Riebech, Limetree Kitchen, Lewes, East Sussex

 Chef Q & A – Alex Von Riebech Restaurant and Position: Limetree Kitchen. Chef proprietor. Alex is the 33 year old Chef and owner of Limetree Kitchen, a modern European restaurant […]

 
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PROFILE OF A FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER: Meet Lisa Devlin

The Profile of a Food Photographer                                Hi, I’m Lisa Devlin and I have been a photographer […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Kanthi, Head Chef, Curry Leaf Cafe, Brighton

Meet Kanthi Kiran Thamma Born: Hyderabad, India Position: Head Chef Venue: Curry Leaf Cafe, Ship ST, Brighton Previous Experience:  Food Champion – Jamie Oliver’s Recipease, Western Rd, Brighton (July 2012-October […]

 
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Meet The Executive Head Chef at GB1 Restaurant, Grand Hotel Brighton

Chef Interview – Alan White, GB1 Book a table at GB1 Book Close How long have you been a chef? 26 years. What made you want to become a chef? […]

 
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Profile of a Chef – Majid Bensliman, the Blue Man restaurant, Queens Road

Majid Bensliman (AKA Magic) is originally from Algeria (one of the largest African countries) which borders 7 other countries in North Africa, including Morocco, Tunisia, Mali and Mauritania. His love […]

 
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CHEF PROFILE: Mike Dodd, Oki-Nami Japanese Restaurant, New Road, Brighton

Born in Japan, Mike Dodd (or Masao Mitsuishi) moved to England at the age of 7. His life long passion in food and Japanese cuisine led him to open his […]

 
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Interview: David Deaves. La Cave à Fromage, Hove

“La Cave” is celebrating its 3rd birthday this summer.  David has been at the shop for two years and, working with his small team, offers the city something different – […]

 
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French Pastry Chef: Julien Plumart, Boutique Salon De The’ & Cocoa Patisserie.

Chef and Owner at Cocoa Patisserie and Julien Plumart Boutique Et Salon de Thé Beginning his career at an early age, under the watchful eye of his father, Julien embarked […]

 
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Meet Michelin Starred Chef, Matt Gillan

Matt has worked his way through some of the country’s best restaurants to head up one of the most unique, focusing on tastes, flavours, temperature and textures to create food […]

 
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Meet Andrew Scott, Head Chef from The Curlew Restaurant, East Sussex

Meet Andrew Scott, Head Chef from The Curlew Restaurant in Bodiam, East Sussex The Curlew’s Head Chef is 30-year old Andrew Scott. Andrew has spent his entire career in Michelin-starred […]

 
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Ashdown Park Hotel and Restaurant, Chef Profile

Meet Executive Chef, Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson is located at the Anderida Restaurant at the Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in East Sussex. Ashdown Park is about award winning […]

 
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Meet Jérémie at the New Steine French Inspired Bistro

Meet Jérémie Vanderleenen the Head Chef from the New Steine Bistro in Kemptown Jérémie Vanderleenen has only recently taken over as the new Chef at the New Steine Bistro, and […]

 
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The Lamb at Angmering – A Chef Profile

The Profile of a Sussex Chef – Dan Catford Here is Dan Catford who has taken over taken as the head chef role at the newly refurbished Lamb at Angmering. […]

 
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Chef Profile – Hove Place Bistro Pub and Gardens.

Profile of a Chef : Phil Bartley, Hove Place Meet head chef Phil Bartley who is heading up the stylish Hove Place Bistro Pub and Gardens. With the best pub garden in […]

 
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Chef Feature, The Plough Inn, Rottingdean

The Plough Inn, Rottingdean – A Chef Profile This week we meet Poitr Lyszyk, the Head Chef from the Plough Inn in Rottingdean. Tell us a little bit about yourself, […]

 
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Chef Profile – Jaswant at Indian Summer

Full name:    Jaswant Singh Rajpurohit, Indian Summer Head Chef Born in the imperial world of marwar, Rajasthan. Jaswant Came to England in 2003 after meeting Minesh’s family (the owner) in […]

 
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Blanch House – Brighton Chef Interview

An interview with a Brighton Chef – Sean Dickens As a freelance chef I get to enjoy working in a variety of venues. I currently spend a lot of my […]

 
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CanTina Brighton Supper Club – Chef Profile

Full name: Tina Horvath Restaurant and position: CanTina Brighton supper club hostess & events cook I have been running my Brighton and Hove based events cooking business since June 2010. […]

 
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Chef Profile – Ben McKellar, The Ginger Man

Ben McKellar is also known as The Ginger Chef and has opened 4 food driven venues in Brighton and Sussex. Ben works alongside his wife and business partner Pamela McKellar. […]

 
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The Pass Restaurant – Chef profile

Meet Charlie Tayler, Demi chef de partie – Pass restaurant  (1 Michelin star 4 AA rosette) in South Lodge Hotel Charlie Taylor is an aspiring young chef who has recently […]

 
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Chefs in Brighton – Chris Bailey

Head chef, pop up restaurants around Brighton. I am setting up pop up restaurants in and around Brighton, bringing my own style of cooking to the city. At each event […]

 
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