The Staff Canteen Live

TSCLive at Hotelympia 2018: Inspiring and interactive live chef stage, featuring the hospitality industry’s biggest names.

The Staff Canteen is a social network dedicated to professional chefs of all levels and across all sectors of the hospitality industry. It is both a business and social focused tool for professional chefs; TSC's members list is a ‘Who’s Who’ of the world’s leading chefs. The Staff Canteen delivers the finest chefs in unrivalled features across their website, the APP and social channels.

The Staff Canteen Live at Hotelympia 2018

The Staff Canteen Live will be at Hotelympia showcasing the industry’s best cooks. To give you a taste of the talent set to step on to TSCLive stage here are some of the chefs looking forward to creating their dishes for you – live!

With two Michelin stars to his name and a high spot in the Good Food Guide top 50, Nottingham based Sat Bains has a passion for food and is not afraid to show it. He has crossed paths with plenty of influential British chefs, before opening his own restaurant, Restaurant Sat Bains, in 2002. Read more about Sat here.

Paul Ainsworth is owner and chef patron at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow, Cornwall. Paul co-owned the restaurant, simply titled, Number 6, in 2006 with two friends but took it on solo in 2009 changing the name to Paul Ainsworth at Number 6. 
Read about Paul here.

Originally from Shrewsbury, Executive chef at Duck and Waffle Dan Doherty started his career at The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts as an apprentice with London’s Michelin-starred 1 Lombard Street under Herbert Berger. 
Read more about Dan here.

Gareth Ward is chef patron at Ynyshir, a Michelin star, four AA rosette restaurant with rooms. Ynyshir Restaurant with Rooms offers diners an ‘Alternative British Snap’ experience that is packed full of flavour. It’s location between the Welsh coast and Snowdonia National Park allows Gareth to use only the best ingredients from Wales and surrounding areas. Get recipes from Gareth and find out more here.

Inspired by her parents, Pip started cooking when she was young and combining flavours came as second nature. Starting her career in graphic design, Pip came to realise that her passion lay within the kitchen, and with encouragement from her friends, she started her journey into cooking. Read about Pip here.

Liverpudlian Matt Worswick is head chef of Matt Worswick at The Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot. Matt replaced former head chef Michael Wignall in 2016 when the restaurant had two stars in the Michelin Guide. After taking over the helm of the kitchen, Matt quickly regained a star when the 2018 edition of the guide was released. Read about Matt here.

John Freeman is head chef at two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains. He started 16 years ago at the Nottingham restaurant as a commis working voluntarily on his days off from his other job. 
Find out everything you need to know about John.

Kirk Haworth is co-owner and chef of Plates, a plant based restaurant he runs alongside sister, Keeley. 
Being the son of one of the UK’s top chefs, there was no doubt Kirk Haworth would follow in his father’s famous footsteps when the time was right. The chef’s culinary career began at the tender age of 13 washing pots and pans at the weekend. Read about Kirk here.

After working alongside Nigel Haworth at Northcote Manor for the past 14 years, Lisa Goodwin Allen will now head up the kitchen of the hotel taking on Nigel’s role as chef patron following his decision to step down from the position to focus on his role of chef ambassador for Northcote and Obsession. Read more Lisa here.

Matt Abe is chef de cuisine of the three Michelin starred, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. 
Originally from Australia, Matt’s career began honing his skills at several restaurants in his home country including roles at Aria Restaurant under chef Matt Moran based in Sydney and later at Vue du monde in Melbourne. Read about Mark here.

A veteran of the industry, John Williams has been in the hospitality trade for more than 40 years joining The Ritz London as executive chef in 2004. In 2016 the restaurant was awarded its first long overdue star in the Michelin Guide UK. 
Read more about John here.

In December Nigel announced he would be handing over the reigns of Northcote to chef Lisa Goodwin Allen as he takes on a ‘Chef Ambassador’ role for Northcote and Obsession as well as holding cookery school classes and special evenings. The Lancashire born chef has been with the restaurant since 1984 and has successfully held a star in the Michelin Guide UK at the restaurant since 1996. Read about Nigel here.

Adam Byatt is chef patron of the Michelin starred, Trinity in Clapham along with neighbourhood restaurant, Bistro Union. Growing up, Essex born Adam Byatt had never wanted to be anything but a chef. Now he is the proud owner of the Michelin starred restaurant Trinity in Clapham, London. Read about Adam here.

Shaun Rankin is executive chef of Ormer Mayfair based in Flemings Mayfair Hotel in London. Most well-known for his televisions appearances and his success since having moved to and fallen in love with Jersey, Shaun Rankin has seen his stock rise rapidly over the last ten years, culminating with the opening of his Michelin Starred restaurant, Ormer in Jersey in 2013. Read more about Shaun.

Ashley Palmer-Watts is executive chef of two Michelin-starred restaurant, Dinner by Heston, London. Born and bred in Dorset, Ashley’s career started working for a local restaurant aged just 13 and then later picking watercress on a local farm. After dining at Heston’s The Fat Duck in Bray one night with friends, Ashley wrote to the chef himself asking for a job. Read more about Ashley here.

Born in Buckinghamshire, Head Chef Jonny Glass’ first foray into the world of cheffing began with a job washing up in a local pub when he left school. Not only was this to prove his first experience of a professional kitchen, but also where he progressed into cooking himself and onto the first stage of his career in hospitality... Find out more about Jonny.

Dom Chapman has always had cooking in his blood, with his family owning the acclaimed Castle Hotel for over 60 years. He is currently the chef-patron at The Beehive in White Waltham. He has worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal at his acclaimed Fat Duck restaurant as well as other iconic establishments such as the Kensington Place bistro and the Hinds head. Read more about Dominic here.

Richard Corrigan is chef/owner of Corrigan Restaurants, which operates Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair in London and Bentley’s Sea Grill in Harrods, London. Richard’s first role came as an apprentice chef at the Kirwin Hotel in Kylemore, Ireland. At the age of 17 Richard left the UK to spend a number of years honing his skills in international hotels throughout the Netherlands. Read about Richard here.

Shauna Froydenlund is chef patron of Marcus at the Berkeley with husband, Mark. Originally from Derry in Northern Ireland, Shauna comes from a family of restaurateurs. She first moved to England in 2004 to attend Sheffield Hallam University to study hospitality and culinary arts.

Mark Froydenlund is chef patron of Marcus at the Berkeley with wife, Shauna. Mark started his career in a local restaurant in Essex, at the tender age of sixteen. This lead him to studying full-time at Westminster Kingsway College. Mark went on to gain experience at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze under multi-starred chef Jason Atherton before moving to Marcus, which at the time was named Petrus. Read about Mark here.

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