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British Chefs

British Chefs are some of the most highly regarded in the culinary world. Some are just emerging as names within the restaurant industry and building a solid and growing reputation for themselves. Others are well known, established and revered in the  restaurant industry and have already achieved great accolades for the quality of the food they produce and for the establishment in which they work. Television shows such as The Great British Menu and MasterChef have helped to make many chefs into household names, even with celebratory status.  Their recognition can  come in many forms, be it an excellent critic review in a national newspaper, winning a local or national award or achieving a much coveted Michelin star.  It is our aim within this section of the blog to share with you news about some of the great  British chefs and  highlight who is hot in the kitchen.

British Chefs

Why not check out these links to some websites that are full of information about some of our Great British Chefs…

Great British Chefs 

This month we share an article that showcases  the Chefs who are the “Rising Stars” of London’s dining scene

Britain has a wealth of great chefs, producing such high quality food that now rank so many of our restaurants amongst the best in the world.  This article written by Lauren Hill and Will Grace for Elite Traveler Magazine  looks at 12 chefs who are currently being seen as the next big thing in the capital and the “rising stars” of London’s dining scene.  Undoubtedly you can think of other highly talented chefs who could be added to this list but this article certainly contains some must try restaurants in London and the low down of the great chefs behind them.

This month we feature Leeds born Chef and Entrepreneur Luke Downing.

Luke, who went to Allerton Grange School in Moortown, Leeds is a chef by trade but also an entrepreneur. He took over Dough Bistro, an independent restaurant in the West Park area of Leeds in 2007, three years after it was founded in 2004. It went on to be a culinary destination and an award winning restaurant.

Now Luke owns and manages fine dining restaurant Vice & Virtue in Leeds and is co-operator at Nineteen Bar & Grill at Leeds Golf Centre.

Luke is also involved in the training and development of young chefs around the country in fine dining.

Already a multi-award winning chef,  Luke received  further high acclaim  at this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards which recognises the cream of the dining scene in Leeds and the surrounding area. Vice &  Virtue picked up three awards: best service, best chef for Luke Downing the owner and chef and the overall crowning glory of overall best restaurant recognised at the award night.

Downing and his team are a real asset to the Leeds dining scene and long may his culinary success continue.     


This month we feature Chef Anton Piotrowski

Born in Plymouth in 1982, Anton began working in the restaurant industry at the young age of 14.  He worked in the South West of England and then moved to work in London. There he spent the next 7 years learning his trade from some of London’s top chefs.

In 2012 he entered Masterchef: The Professionals and became joint winner alongside Keri Moss.

Then in 2014 he won his first Michelin star whilst working at The Treby Arms, Plymouth

At the end of 2017 Anton opened his own restaurant in Liverpool city centre which is named Roski and there are great hopes that this restaurant could be the one to bring the first Michelin star to the city. Continue to read more about Roski here.

Reviews of Roski , which aims to bring a more relaxed approach to fine dining are already excellent and we wish Anton Piotrowski and his team every success.