We were the first people to bring sushi to the UK in 1994 - the first British-owned Japanese restaurant in the UK. To that extent, we were kind of the pioneers of sushi in this country. In the late 90’s we became aware of the issue with Blue fin tuna.
Mixologist. Sommelier. Architect of potions, tonics and elixirs. Accomplished emcee, writer and cocktail judge. International spirits diplomat. Award-winning bar personality Lauren Mote wears many hats, but she’s perhaps best known as the co-proprietor of Bittered Sling — a wildly successful line of high-quality, small-batch cocktail and culinary bitters— and bar manager of the downtown Vancouver hotspot UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar.
Edouardo Jordan is the chef and owner of Solare Restaurant in Seattle, Washington -- a fairly new restaurant. Chef Jordan aims to share his experience of working up the kitchen ranks as a minority in fine dining environment until his experience today owning and running his very own establishment.
It may be hard to imagine, but one of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs used to work as an electrician in the mines of Western Australia. These days, however, Mark Best brings electricity to the kitchen of his award-winning, French-influenced restaurant, Marque. Located in the hip, inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, the sleek dining room of Marque is a far cry from the searing temperatures and dusty, ochre landscapes of outback Kalgoorlie.
Roni Saslove is a winemaker and and a viticulturist. Half Canadian and Half Israeli, she trained at Brock University of Niagara’s Tawse Winery before returning to Israel tending to her family's vineyards in the Golan Heights. Currently she runs the very hip wine bar - The Tasting Room in Tel Aviv’s newly renovated Sarona district.
Michael Mazourek is a vegetable breeder who specializes in adapting produce that will allow it to evolve to climate changes, present pathogens, as well as to make it vegetables more delicious and nutritious. Featured in Dan Barber’s The Third Plate, MIchael works as an assistant professor at Cornell University, in upstate New York.