Chef Ed Baines
My passion for food was there from day one; I was a greedy baby and I always delighted in tasting new food. My mother was very broad-minded in her shopping and in her interest in cooking, always trying new ingredients and recipes all of which had a strong influence on me. Almost all my childhood memories revolve around food; a trip to Naples I remember as sour dough pizza; in Majorca it was the taste of fresh calamari fritters. Memories from my buggy include deli counters; fishmongers; butchers and bakers in and around Chiswick where I grew up.
I spent my early years looking for the toughest challenges and best training which took me from Park Lane to Monaco, Queensland and back to London, then off to Milan and Tuscany. After this rigorous experience I was in good shape to meet the challenge of setting up and running the kitchen at Daphne's in Kensington. I stuck to a continental philosophy of only the best seasonal ingredients and a delicate approach to all things food. My staff were international and together we took London by storm, becoming the most successful restaurant throughout the 90's.
My experience at Daphne's allowed me to follow my dream and open my own restaurant. In 1996 I hooked up with friend and business partner Jamie Poulton and together we opened Randall & Aubin Soho. We look forward to seeing you there!
Ed Baines is a high profile celebrity chef. He has appeared regularly on TV and is best known for his role as a judge on ITV's hugely successful 'Britains Best Dish' which has just completed its sixth season. Ed has also published 2 cookbooks with publisher Kyle Cathie. His first 'Entertain' was published in 2001 and his second 'Best of British' was published in 2009. Ed is an excellent speaker on both food topics and business issues within the catering & service industries.
Books available online
|Best of British||Entertain|
|"Best of British" Link to Amazon||"Entertain" - Link to Amazon|