Chef Atul’s got a tasty line-up for Chef Sea­son

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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.sind­hurestau­,­di­ and www.hawkyn­srestau­rant. for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Atl Kochhar and guests Dan Toombs (right); Sal­iha Mah­moodAhmed (be­low right); Nigel Ha­worth (be­low) and Matthew Fort (bot­tom)

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