Q&A Profiles

Profile – Fiona Cairns

Full name: Fiona Cairns Role: Creative Director DOB: 20.03.1955 Birthplace: Leicester Twitter: @FionaCairns Website: www.fionacairns.com Fun Fact: Of all the many chocolatey things that Fiona could have chosen, she  loves Maltesers more than most…. J: Where did
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Profile – Karim Hemsi and Sara Hamou [Chew]

Full names: Karim Hemsi and Sara Hamou Roles: Owners and founders. DOBs: 25.08.1976 (Karim) and 27.06.1984 (Sara) Birthplaces: Turku, Finland (Karim) & Warsaw, Poland (Sara) Twitter Handles: @chewtea Website: www.lovetochew.com Fun Fact: We’re often found Eating
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Warner Edwards Gin - Tom & Sion on a hay bale with British flag

Profile – Tom Warner and Sion Edwards [Warner Edwards Gin]

I read that you met in Agricultural College originally. How long ago was that and why’d you guys swap the world of farming for gin distillation? Yes, we met in September 1997.  After, leaving we both went into the world of fresh produce which led us slightly away from
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David Moore Restauranteur With A Friend

Profile – David Moore [Pied a Terre]

A Few Hours With David Moore… Most of our Q&A profiles take place in the form of an email or telephone call to the person we want to get to know a little better. But, every now and then someone is nice/crazy enough to invite me down to meet them in person and spend some
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Kostas Kontopoulos, founder of Carpo Hellas

Profile – ​Kostas Kontopoulos [Carpo]

Full name: ​Kostas Kontopoulos Role: ​​Owner and founder, Carpo DOB:​ 1971 Birthplace:​ Athens Twitter: @carpolondon Website: ​www.carpolondon.co.uk What made you decide to bring Carpo to the UK? You’ve been doing very well in Greece with Carpo Hellas over the last few decades,
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Profile – John Thompson [CaféPod]

Hey… …did you know that there’s a specific type of person who actually drinks coffee for a living? Yup – they’re called ‘Cuppers’, and their job description entails travelling around the world to find the most exciting new suppliers and
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Crispin Busk from Kabuto Noodles

Profile – Crispin Busk [Kabuto Noodles]

    R Kurtz via Compfight   We speak to Crispin Busk, the brains and legs behind ‘posh’ instant noodle brand, Kabuto Noodles. Tasting Britain was won over by Kabuto’s irreverent branding, well researched variety of flavours and
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Executive Chef Pino Lavarra

Profile – Pino Lavarra [Tosca, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong]

We speak to head chef Pino Lavarra, who amongst a fair few other things, was at some point actually crowned as ‘One of the Best Chefs in the World’ (a legitimate achievement) by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Since early
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Demetri Walters, Master Of Wine

Profile – Demetri Walters – Master Of Wine [Berry Bros & Rudd]

We spoke to Demetri Walters, a Master of Wine (MW) and the Sales Manager at the illustrious and delicious wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros and Rudd.  I (Jack) met him at one of BBR’s wine tastings (held in their quite exciting and historic wine cellars) and
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Iberica Exec Chef Nacho Manzano in Kitchen

Profile – Nacho Manzano [Ibérica]

We run a short interview with Nacho Manzano, a man with not one, but two Michelin Stars, and the executive chef at the Iberica chain of restaurants (Ibérica Canary Wharf, Ibérica Marylebone and Ibérica La Terraza) – which are doing something of a PR job for
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