Atul Kochhar and his guest chef are pushing the boundaries of culinary excellence

Twice Michelin starred chef and restauranteur Atul Kochhar announces further guests for his 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. From a MasterChef winner to a renowned food writer and critic, fellow chefs will be welcomed into the kitchens of Sindhu, Hawkyns and Indian Essence.

Diners will experience a collaborative Tasting Menu, with dishes created by Kochhar and his guest chef. Pushing the boundaries of culinary excellence, each menu promises to tantalise the taste buds and delight the senses.

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”.

For a flavour of these highly anticipated events see the Chef Season Diary below:

Paul Foster – Salt @paulfosterchef

2nd October 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, Paul launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter, which allowed him to open his first restaurant in April this year, Salt. Salt has just won the “Best New Entry” at the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017.

Dan Toombs – The Curry Guy @TheCurryGuy

4th October at Indian Essence and 5th October at Sindhu

Dan Toombs (aka The Curry Guy) has perfected the art of replicating British Indian Restaurant (BIR) 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.

Matthew Fort – Renowned food writer and critic @matthewfort

17th January at Hawkyns

Matthew is one of the best known and most respected figures in the food world. He’s 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.

Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed – MasterChef champion 2017 @salihacooks

30th January 2018 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.

Paul Ainsworth – Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 and Rojano’s in the square @PaulAinsw6rth

28th February 2018 at Hawkyns

Combining influences from his childhood with flavours from Cornwall and the British Ilse’s. Paul creates wonderful dishes using the best produce his local suppliers offer. Paul is now one of Britain’s greatest chefs with restaurant’s Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, a Michelin star establishment, and Rojano’s in the square, both located in the heart of Padstow and 2 years ago opened Padstow Townhouse with his wife Emma, offering accommodation which has been a dream of theirs for many years.

Nigel Haworth – Northcote @NigelHaworth

28th March 2018 at Hawkyns and 29th March 2018 at Sindhu

Nigel’s astounding culinary career and achievements speak for themselves – his restaurant at the Northcote has held a Michelin star for over 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.

Future dates and chefs to be announced. Check, and for further information.