16 Facts About Jason Atherton

1. Jason Atherton was born on 6 September 1971 and is an English chef and restaurateur.

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2. Jason Atherton was the Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay's Michelin starred Maze in London until 30 April 2010.

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3. Son of a Skegness hotelier and her joiner husband, Jason Atherton ran away to London at the age of 16 while his parents were on holiday.

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4. Jason Atherton joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001 as the executive chef for Verre in Dubai.

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5. In 2009 Jason Atherton opened Maze in Cape Town at the One and Only Hotel and maze restaurants in Melbourne and Qatar.

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6. Jason Atherton launched his first independent restaurant venture, Table No 1, at the Waterhouse at South Bund hotel in Shanghai in May 2010.

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7. In 2014 the restaurant won Food and Travel Magazine Readers Award's "Restaurant of the Year - UK" and Jason Atherton won Restaurateur of the Year at the Catey's.

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8. In 2015, Jason Atherton opened his first stateside restaurant The Clocktower within the New York EDITION hotel at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building.

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9. In June 2016, Jason Atherton opened his first restaurant in Cebu, Philippines - The Pig and Palm is a 70-seater with a chefs table, tapas bar, main dining area and a lounge area, designed by architect Lyndon Neri of Neri and Hu, who designed Jason Atherton's other restaurants Pollen Street Social, Sosharu and Kensington Street Social.

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10. Jason Atherton opened the Temple and Sons restaurant in London in November, 2016.

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11. Jason Atherton is a regular guest on "Saturday Kitchen" and in June 2008, Jason won the third hugely popular series of BBC2's "Great British Menu", cooking both the starter and main courses at the "Gherkin" building in London.

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12. In 2017, in another collaboration with JIA Group, Jason Atherton opened Duddell's London at St Thomas Church in London Bridge.

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13. In 2008, Jason Atherton won the London and Southeast heat of the BBC Two programme Great British Menu – the judges were his old boss Oliver Peyton, alongside Prue Leith and Matthew Fort.

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14. In 2014 Jason Atherton co-hosted the UK series My Kitchen Rules with Lorraine Pascale.

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15. In 2016 Jason Atherton was a guest judge for an episode in series 8 of Masterchef Australia with 3 contestants having to re-create one of Jason Atherton's award-winning dishes in an elimination challenge.

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16. In 2019 Jason Atherton hosted the BBC show “The Chef's Brigade” where he took a team of raw cooking talent and, in six weeks, tried to turn them into a Chefs' Brigade to compete with Europe's finest restaurants.

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