Chef Atul’s got a tasty line-up for Chef Season
TWICE Michelin-starred chef and restauranteur Atul Kochhar has announced additional chefs and figures he will partner with during the remainder of his 2017 and 2018 Chef Season.
A MasterChef winner, renowned food writer and critic and fellow chefs will be welcomed into the kitchens of Sindhu, in Marlow, Hawkyns, in amersham, and Indian Essence, in south-east London.
Diners will get a chance to experience a collaborative tasting menu, with dishes created by Kochhar and his guest chef.
Chef Kochhar says: “I’m incredibly excited to once again be welcoming such a brilliant range of renowned chefs to share my kitchen, develop some exceptional new dishes and to tell a few tales.
“We all share a common goal, to infuse our global culinary influences into new, thought-provoking cuisine”.
The new events announced by Chef Kochhar are:
Chef Paul Foster, October 2 2017 at Hawkyns
From Coventry to California and New York, Paul’s signature style of using excellent quality produce combined with fresh herbs has seen him take on chef roles at restaurants across the UK and USA.
Most recently, he launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter, which allowed him to open his first restaurant in April this year, Salt, which won “Best New Entry” at the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017.
Chef Dan Toombs, October 4 at Indian Essence and October 5 at Sindhu
Dan Toombs (aka The Curry Guy) has perfected the art of replicating British Indian restaurant cooking after travelling around the UK, sampling dishes, learning the curry house kitchen secrets and refining those recipes at home.
In other words, Dan makes homemade curries that taste just like a takeaway from your favourite local but in less time and for less money.
Food writer and critic Matthew Fort, January 17 at Hawkyns
Matthew is one of the best known and most respected figures in the food world. He has been writing about food since 1986 and was food editor of The Guardian for 15 years.
He has won multiple awards for his journalism and his books and he is also a judge on the Great British Menu.
2017 MasterChef champion Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, January 30 at Indian Essence
Heavily influenced by the Kashmiri-style cooking of her maternal grandmother and mother, Saliha’s inspired dishes led her to triumph on this year’s MasterChef, beating 63 cooks to become the 13th amateur chef champion to lift the title.
She prides herself on the healthy fresh meals she cooks for her family daily.
Chef Paul Ainsworth, February 28 at Hawkyns
Combining influences from his childhood with flavours from Cornwall and the British Isles, Paul creates wonderful dishes using the best produce his local suppliers offer.
Paul is now one of Britain’s greatest chefs with restaurants Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, a Michelin star establishment, and Rojano’s, both located in the heart of Padstow.
Two years ago he opened Padstow Townhouse with his wife Emma, offering accommodation which has been a dream of theirs for many years.
Chef Nigel Haworth March 28 at Hawkyns and March 29 at Sindhu
Nigel’s astounding culinary career and achievements speak for themselves. His restaurant at Northcote has held a Michelin star for more than 20 years. Creating British dishes that champion locally-sourced seasonal ingredients are his recipe for success. He holds an array of accolades and most recently received the Special Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017. Go to www.sindhurestaurant.co.uk, www.indianessence.co.uk and www.hawkynsrestaurant. co.uk for further information.
Atl Kochhar and guests Dan Toombs (right); Saliha MahmoodAhmed (below right); Nigel Haworth (below) and Matthew Fort (bottom)