4 episodes

From the leading global network of culinary schools, this podcast shares culinary insights from a range of hospitality industry leaders. Expect to hear from some of the world's best and Michelin-starred chefs, culinary entrepreneurs, incredible Le Cordon Bleu graduates, industry experts and of course, Le Cordon Bleu's fantastic teaching chefs and lecturers.

Episodes will include hot topics such as sustainability, plant-based cuisine and the industry post-pandemic, in addition to top tips on cookery, wine, beverages and hospitality management.

Beyond the Plate: Industry Talks by Le Cordon Bleu London Le Cordon Bleu

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From the leading global network of culinary schools, this podcast shares culinary insights from a range of hospitality industry leaders. Expect to hear from some of the world's best and Michelin-starred chefs, culinary entrepreneurs, incredible Le Cordon Bleu graduates, industry experts and of course, Le Cordon Bleu's fantastic teaching chefs and lecturers.

Episodes will include hot topics such as sustainability, plant-based cuisine and the industry post-pandemic, in addition to top tips on cookery, wine, beverages and hospitality management.

    4. Beyond the Plate with John Williams MBE

    4. Beyond the Plate with John Williams MBE

    Join us for this episode of Beyond the Plate: Industry Talks by Le Cordon Bleu, Nitin Radhakrishnan of Le Cordon Bleu speaks to John Williams MBE. Chef John Williams MBE is Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred restaurant of the legendary Ritz Hotel in London. He also created the first ever Ritz cookbook, The Ritz London: The Cookbook full of the restaurant’s signature recipes. Originally recorded for our students over the COVID-19 lockdown, you can hear how Chef John started his career and specifically how he landed his job at the Ritz over 15 years ago, providing answers to student questions based on his culinary journey. Advice includes not sacrificing quality for profit and the importance of building a solid team in the kitchen.

    3. Beyond the Plate with Asma Khan

    3. Beyond the Plate with Asma Khan

    In this episode of Beyond the Plate: Industry Talks by Le Cordon Bleu, Le Cordon Bleu's Freya Perryman catches up with Chef Asma Khan.  Chef Asma is best known as restaurateur, chef and author, also starring in an episode of Netflix's Chef's Table. Chef Patron of London-based Darjeeling Express, which is known for it's all-female kitchen - something that Asma is very passionate about and discusses in this episode - recently closed it's doors whilst it looks for a new premises. Asma discusses the challenges she faced when starting out in the industry, the issue of gender inequality in the hospitality industry and her role in paving the way for future female restaurateurs. Asma also released Ammu: Indian Home-Cooking to Nourish Your Soul in 2022 to great reception.

    • 34 min
    2. Beyond the Plate with Alain Roux

    2. Beyond the Plate with Alain Roux

    In this episode of Beyond the Plate: Industry Talks by Le Cordon Bleu, Nitin Radhakrishnan catches up with 3 Michelin-star Chef Alain Roux. Chef Alain talks about a variety of fascinating topics including his family's culinary legacy; how he balances his personal cooking style with consumer tastes; and the history of the Roux Scholarship. An incredible chef in his own right, Alain is proudly part of the incredible Roux family legacy of chefs including his father Michel Roux and his uncle Albert Roux. Inheriting the Waterside Inn from his father, since 2002 Alain Roux has not only maintained the incredibly high standards his father and uncle had established, but also added his own touches to the menu, alongside the family classics. The Waterside Inn has now retained its three Michelin stars' for over 37 years, making it the longest in the world to hold this status, outside of France.

    • 43 min
    1. Beyond the Plate with Chris Galvin

    1. Beyond the Plate with Chris Galvin

    Le Cordon Bleu's Nitin Radhakrishnan catches up with Chris Galvin, one of the Michelin-starred brothers responsible for Galvin Restaurants. Hear of how Chris' amazing career has seen the industry change over the decades, while he looks to the future and how it he thinks it will change in the wake of COVID-19. The Galvin portfolio includes Galvin La Chapelle, Galvin at Windows, Galvin Bistrot & Bar, Galvin Green Man and Galvin Bar & Grill.

    • 49 min