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Chefs and Restaurants

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Owner and chef of the Manoir aux Quat' Saisons restaurant in Great Milton, Oxfordshire Click to show or hide the answer
Owner and chef of the Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire – one of Britain's four restaurants with three Michelin stars. Also owns Dinner in London, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (two Michelin stars), and two pubs in Bray: The Crown at Bray and The Hinds Head (one Michelin star). Famous for highly original recipes such as snail porridge and bacon & egg ice cream; his style has been called "molecular gastronomy" Click to show or hide the answer
One of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine – claimed that the French food writer Henri Gault first used the term to describe food that he and other top chefs prepared for the maiden flight of Concorde in 1969; died in 2018, aged 91; controversially, his restaurant near Lyon subsequently lost its 3–star rating in the Michelin Guide, which it had held for a record 55 years Click to show or hide the answer
French chef (1846–1935), credited with popularising and updating traditional French cooking methods in the late 19th century; appointed by Richard D'Oyly Carte to run the kitchens at the Savoy Hotel in London, shortly after its opening in 1889; while there he invented two dishes named after the Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (of whom he was a fan) – Peach Melba and Melba toast Click to show or hide the answer
Principal of the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in London in the 1950s, along with flower arranger and domestic science guru Constance Spry; together they created the dish coronation chicken for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Click to show or hide the answer
Owner and chef of the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Bucks – the only pub in Britain with two Michelin stars Click to show or hide the answer
Was the face of Sainsbury's, from 2000 to 2011; set up the non–profit restaurant and cocktail bar Fifteen, on the outskirts of the City of London, in 2002 – as documented in a Channel 4 series; initiated a campaign, originally called Feed Me Better, to encourage British schoolchildren to eat healthy foods and cut out junk food; later undertook specific projects to do the same in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and Huntington, West Virginia, USA Click to show or hide the answer
Born in Renfrewshire, went to school in Warwickshire; had a trial for Glasgow Rangers, the football club he supported as a boy, but his career was cut short by injury; worked for Marco Pierre White at Harvey's, Albert Roux at La Gavroche; opened his own restaurant in Chelsea, 1998; Petrus at the Berkeley Hotel, 2001(?); runs an eponymous restaurant at Claridge's Hotel, London; others include the Boxwood Café at the Berkeley, Verre at the Dubai Creek Hilton, Maze in New York and Cape Town, Cerise in Tokyo, Boxwood in Los Angeles Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Became head chef at the Michelin–starred Greenhouse Restaurant in Mayfair, in 1990, where he revived such British classics as faggots and fishcakes; opened his first restaurant (under his own name) in 1997; credited with "almost single handedly put[ting] British food on the world stage"; died in 2019, aged 59, of a subdural haematoma (bleeding on the brain, normally caused by a head injury) Click to show or hide the answer
Owner and chef of L'Enclume at Cartmel, Cumbria – Britain's best restaurant, according to the Good Food Guide Click to show or hide the answer
Born in Budapest, 1915, the son of a prominent restaurateur; emigrated alone to London in 1946, where he managed a restaurant and a club; wrote a column in the Daily Telegraph; published his first guide to British restaurants in 1957; insured his taste buds for £250,000; died in 2010, aged 94 Click to show or hide the answer

Italian restaurant on the north bank of the Thames in London, opened in 1987 by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Jamie Oliver caused a furore by including chorizo, Gordon Ramsey for suggesting a few chilli peppers, and Marco Pierre White recommending "more than generous helping of white wine ... and enough paprika to stop a moving train" (all in 2016) in Click to show or hide the answer

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