Tickets have now gone on sale for Pub in the Park in the grounds of Chiswick House, 3 – 5 September. A glorious mix of great food and music.
Michel Roux Jr, Chef Patron of the double Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in Mayfair, will be among the chefs joining Chiswick host Marcus Wareing. Across the weekend some of the UK’s most respected chefs will share tips and tricks of the trade, including: Chantelle Nicholson, Claude Bosi, Andrew Pern and Atul Kochhar.
Images above: Marcus Wareing; Chantelle Nicholson; Michel Roux
Marcus Wareing is Chef Patron of Marcus restaurant in Knightsbridge. His contribution to British food has made him one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain. Over the last 30 years, he has been involved in the creation of some of London’s most celebrated restaurants, including Marcus at the Berkeley, The Gilbert Scott and Tredwells.
Michel Roux Jr is a graduate of Le Gavroche. Set up in 1967 by brothers Michel and Albert Roux, his uncle and father respectively, this was the first restaurant in Britain to receive a Michelin star. Under the stewardship of Michel Jr, Le Gavroche has been consistently placed in Restaurant magaine’s Top 50. Other famous chefs who’ve worked there include Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. The name Roux is synonymous in Britain with the qualities of French haute cuisine and Michel has a deep respect for the classical foundations of French cooking.
Chantelle Nicholson is the multi-award winning Chef Patron at Tredwells, in the West End’s Seven Dials, as well as Group Operations Director for Marcus Wareing Restaurants. As one of the UK’s leading female names in the hospitality industry, Chantelle’s impressive ascent on the culinary career ladder and achievements to date, set her apart as a remarkable talent and a source of inspiration to hospitality professionals across the UK.
Originally from New Zealand, Chantelle trained as a lawyer, before discovering her passion for food. In 2004, she entered the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship competition, earning a place in the final. There she met Josh Emett, judge and then Head Chef of The Savoy Grill by Marcus Wareing. Impressed by her skills in the competition, Josh offered her a job, which she took up without hesitation, moving from Wellington to London then and there.
2014 then also saw Chantelle open Tredwells, the largest of the group’s restaurants. Tredwells won the much sought after ‘Best New Restaurant – London’ at the 2015/16 AA Hospitality Awards. In July 2016. Since then Chantelle has won a stack of awards, including ‘Manager of the Year’ at the 2016 The Caterer and Hotelkeeper Awards, ‘Woman of the Year’ at The Shine Awards in 2016 and ‘Chef of the Year’ at The Shine Awards in 2017. She was one of CODE Hospitality’s UK’s 100 most influential women in 2019.
Images above: Atul Kochhar; Andrew Pern; Claude Bosi
Atul Kochhar’s unique talent as a twice Michelin starred chef has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from his native India, while continuously researching regional dishes, Atul has managed to combine his heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian cuisine.
Athul’s first restaurant Benares won him a Michelin Star in 2007. He has also written a number of successful cookbooks; Simple Indian; Fish, Indian Style; Curries of the World; 30 Minute Curries.
Andrew was born in Whitby and grew up close by on his parents’ farm in nearby Sleights. He attended Catering College in Scarborough, gaining experience working in France along the way. After working in local hotels and restaurants, he was appointed Head Chef at the Milburn Arms at 21. He took over ownership of The Star Inn at Harome at 25 and quickly fashioned this into one of the first ever ‘Gastropubs’ winning awards virtually on a monthly basis.
Andrew’s cooking has always championed seasonal, local ingredients. Crowned UK Number 1 Gastropub in 2017, The Star Inn at Harome, Michelin-starred Restaurant-with-Rooms, is set around a 14th century thatched inn in a rural village, offering a full A la Carte, Tasting Menus with matched drinks packages and ‘Locals Menus’. He now also has two other restaurants – The Star Inn The City in York, Mr P’s Curious Tavern in York and The Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby.
“I was practically born in the kitchen because my parents had a restaurant in Lyon where I grew up. Even though my mother never dared let me near the restaurant kitchen, cooking has always been a passion.”
Claude Bosi, born in 1972, graduated from catering college and did his apprenticeship in his native Lyon. From there, he moved to Paris where he officially launched his culinary career at Le Chiberta (Michelin two star) as Demi Chef de Partie. Graduating from two to three star Michelin restaurants, he moved to the UK and opened his own restaurant, Hibiscus, in Ludlow in 2000. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2001, followed by a second in 2004.
He opened Hibiscus in London in 2007 and since then has been involved in a series of ventures including Claude Bosi at Bibendum: ‘unashamedly fine dining’ and The Swan Inn, Surrey: a ‘traditional British pub, interpreted by a Frenchman.’
The Kaiser Chiefs lead the live music line up, which also includes Basement Jaxx DJ and the Kingdom Choir, who sang at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
Friday night’s line up is Basement Jaxx DJ, Brand New Heavies and the Kingdom Choir.
Saturday will be The Feeling and Nerina Pallet, followed by Kaiser Chiefs and Cuban Brothers.
Sunday’s line up is Marc Almond, REEF and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.
The Indie rock band from Leeds have won three Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Group. Their album Employment enjoyed critical and commercial success with over three million copies sold. It won them the NME award for Best Album and it was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.
Lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines have released seven original studio albums: four with with drummer Nick Hodgson and three with Vijay Mistry. Their most recent, Duck was released in 2019.
UK hit singles: Predict a Riot, Ruby, The Angry Mob and Everything Is Average Nowadays.
Basement Jaxx are also Brit award winners. They won the award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004.
Electronic musicians Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton first met in 1993 in a pub in Clapham, through a mutual friend, and bonded over an appreciation of New York house music. They got their name from the regular night club they held in Brixton in the mid 1990s.
Their first album, Remedy, released In 1999, included the single Red Alert, which was featured in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Several albums later, they appeared as the headline act on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2005. Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Cyndi Lauper are amongst the many musicians with whom they’ve collaborated.
The Grammy Award winning dance duo have played at Chiswick House before: Chiswick House Festival in July 2012.
The Kingdom Choir
The Kingdom Choir were the stand out success from Meghan and Harry’s wedding – apart from Meghan and Harry themselves of course. They have been dragged into the explosion of media coverage following Oprah’s interview, but prefer to be associated with their message of love, hope and inspiration, as evidenced by their joyful, upbeat gospel music.
Tickets are now on sale for Pub in the Park 2021, which is touring the country and will be in the grounds of Chsiwick House from 3-5 September.
Book tickets through the Pub in the Park website.
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