5 Sussex Chefs you need to know about | Chef Interviews Edit

Sussex is home to a plethora of incredibly talented chefs and restaurant owners. We’ve rounded up 5 of our recent chef interviews to provide you with a little light reading.

Matt Gillan

Highly renowned chef in the South East. He has achieved great things throughout his career, some of his most acclaimed achievements include working at “Restaurant Gordan Ramsay”, ” The Vineyard Hotel” and “The Pass at South Lodge Hotel”. Heritage, his latest venture a pub and restaurant which provides high end tasting menus and experiences. Something not to be missed. Find out more here.

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 Steve Edwards

     Having gained everyone’s attention after his prestigious win on Masterchef: The Professionals, 2013. He currently owns the critically acclaimed restaurant Etch, in Hove, After great success there he stepped into his next venture in Richmond as “Steven Edwards at Bingham Riverhouse”. Find out more here.

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Johnny Stanford

Previously Head Chef of Brighton restaurant “Pascere”, recently opened a restaurant “NO1 Broad Street” in the charming village – Cuckfield. He has had over 12 years of experience in michelen-starred kitchens and his clean fresh, seasonal menu is one not to be missed in Sussex. Find out more here.


Kenny Tutt

After claiming the title of Masterchef winner 2018, he went on to open his first restaurant “Pitch”, a contemporary mix of modern and classic British food on the south coast- Worthing. Find out more about Kenny here.


Lawrence McCarthy

McCarthy has gained plenty of experience in Michelin-starred kitchens working for big names such as; Marcus Wareing, Tom Aikens, and Brett Graham. Appointed most recently as head chef at the Salt Room, Brighton – Lawrence will be focussing on fresh and seasonal seafood as he makes his adaptations to the current offering. Find out more here.

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