Restaurant owner and award-winning chef, Jason Atherton, is the ideal addition to a wide range of events. From corporate celebrations to private functions, industry conventions and business conferences, his expert demonstrations and infectious passion for food enchant audiences. Having worked with some of the greatest figures in the culinary industry, including television personality Gordon Ramsey, Jason himself ventured into the media world to co-host My Kitchen Rules, Saturday Kitchen and even win the Great British Menu. This popular chef has earned multiple different Michelin stars at different restaurants, reflecting his consistent talent.
Born in South Yorkshire, Jason grew up within the hospitality business - his mother was a Skegness hotelier, managing a resort at the popular holiday destination. Though he started working for the Army Catering Corps, Jason was always drawn to lavish restaurants, which led him to work for the likes of Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, and even Marco Pierre White. In 2001, Jason moved to the Gordon Ramsay Group, where he was the Executive Chef for Verre in Dubai. In this role, he firmly established himself as a culinary genius, crafting unique dishes that blew customers away.
Jason returned to his home country in 2005, to open Maze. His restaurant was met with critical acclaim, which led Jason to expand the brand to the Hilton Prague Old Town in 2007 - under the guidance of Gordon Ramsay himself. Located in Grosvenor Square, Maze Grill was opened in 2008, followed by three more launches in Cape Town, Melbourne and Qatar. Jason's restaurant was a success - he was even described as the best chef to come out of Gordon Ramsay's group in 2008, by Fay Maschler of the Evening Standard.
Jason went on to open more highly profitable restaurants - including The Social Company, Table No. 1 and Pollen Street Social. The later, Pollen Street Social, was awarded a Michelin Star, ranked at number three in 2016 The Good Food Guide's Top 50 Restaurants, New Restaurant of the Year at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2012 and BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2011. Jason himself was noted as Restaurateur of the Year at the Catey's in 2018. From The Clocktower in the USA to The Pig and Palm in the Philippines, Jason has truly cracked the code for restaurant success. A booking opportunity not to be missed, Jason can enthral audiences with his culinary demonstrations and expert insight into the restaurant industry.
How to hire Jason Atherton
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