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Bios

Bios

Paul Rankin

As well as appearing on a number of TV shows, Paul Rankin runs a successful restaurant business, the Rankin Group, in his native Belfast. His wife Jeanne is also a familiar face, cooking alongside him.

Ainsley Harriott

Ainsley Harriott’s flamboyant "Dances with Saucepans" style has made people want to try his recipes ever since his first program in 1993.

Angela Hartnett

At 36, Angela Hartnett has become one of the most high profile women in the restaurant world.

Antonio Carluccio

Born in the village of Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi coast of Southern Italy, Antonio Carluccio’s passion for the mysteries of mushroom and truffle hunting began back in Italy at an early age.

Gino D'Acampo

Neapolitan chef Gino wows viewers with his good looks and rustic Italian food. His culinary motto, known by heart to his legions of fans, is minimum effort, maximum satisfaction!

James Tanner

The third of four brothers, James was brought up in Kent and was taught to cook by his mother.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli began his career at the age of 14, when he trained as a baker in his home-town of Arras, Northern France.

Jean-Christophe arrived in Great Britain in 1983 and spent a year helping...

John Burton-Race

John is the only British member of the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Cuisine Française.

John Burton-Race

John is the only British member of the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Cuisine Française.

Simon Rimmer

Simon Rimmer opened his vegetarian restaurant, Greens in Manchester, in 1990, armed with only two cookery books and no idea how to cook.