Tony Rodd

We are delighted to publish our first post-lockdown interview with a very special and talented cook, restaurateur and Masterchef 2015 finalist, Tony Rodd. Tony brings a breath of fresh air to this interview, enthusing excitement to what, many of us, might consider being an uncertain and challenging time in the hospitality industry. We hope Tony's Q&A with The Pass will offer our readers as much energy and positivity as it has given us.

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Aldo De Monte

Today's Q&A is with Aldo De Monte, a talented, enthusiastic and ambitious young chef, originally from Italy. Aldo shows a special care for the environment in everything he does: from the way food is produced, to limiting food wastage and adapting a sustainable production to a fine dining experience. His ethos and past experiences at restaurants like Savoy Grill in London, and Noma in Copenhagen, make Aldo an incredible, young chef to watch.

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Guillaume Dunos

Growing up in the Southern French town of La Ciotat, Guillaume formed his cuisine of reference with simple dishes using the region's best ingredients. Now head chef at French restaurant La Ferme, in London's leafy Primrose Hill, Guillaume focuses on reinterpreting French dishes using local and seasonal produces from British lands.

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Etienne Pansegrauw

This week we have met with South Africa born restaurateur Etienne Pansegrauw, owner of one of the most popular South African restaurants in London, Hammer & Tongs, and west London gastropub Park Tavern in Southfields. At both venues, the entire menu is cooked over their bespoke Braai (SA bbq) fed by the Sekelbos Hardwood that they burn every day bringing a unique flavour to everything they cook. The wood, the smoke and the intense flavours are what set them apart from other restaurants.

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Seb Lyall

Today we have caught up with Seb Lyall, founder of Lollipop, a hospitality group specialised in immersive entertainment, and the person behind some of the world's most interactive experiences. Chelsea Funhouse, three floors of food, drink and entertainment in a 19th century Renaissance Revival building on King’s Road, opened its door mid October. Journey (Restaurant), The Bletchley and Chelsea Black are housed at this funhouse.

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