Oliver Rowe’s professional career took off in September 1997 when, having achieved a 2:1 degree from Southampton University in Drama and English,
Oliver Rowe’s professional career took off in September 1997 when, having achieved a 2:1 degree from Southampton University in Drama and English, he started work at Moro in Exmouth Market. This followed a spell of working with food in both Tuscany and Greece.
He remained at Moro for nearly four years, starting off as a junior chef he had been Deputy Head chef for some time when he left in 2001 to take on the role of Head Chef at Maquis, an Anglo/French restaurant in Hammersmith. He was there for a year, along the way learning many things about how and how not to run a kitchen. Following this there were spells working in Hoxton, Brixton and two periods of work in France.
On returning from France after this second working visit – six weeks at a restaurant called La Mimosa, near Montpellier – he set up and has since been running, his own café, Konstam, near Kings Cross. Konstam opened in January 2004.
His new 60 seat restaurant, the subject of this series, is on Acton Street, also in Kings Cross and very close to the Café.... Read more.