My guest today is Jason Atherton
Jason started cooking at a very young age in the seaside hotel run by his family. At 16 he ran away to London and got a job at a Michelin-starred restaurant -- all while living in a youth hostel.
After years of working under esteemed chefs such as Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, he began building his own global restaurant empire just seven years ago. First in London with the award winning Pollen Street Social and now in Hong Kong, Shanghai, The Phillippines, Dubai, Sydney and New York. He has 17 restaurants so far and counting.
He has been described as a world class culinary alchemist and Marco Pierre Whie is on the record having said of Jason:
“Jason is a realist not a fantasist. He has turned his dreams into reality”
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