Omar Romero from Absurd Bird

We’re big fans of Absurd Bird’s juicy fried chicken, fiery wings, jam-packed waffle burgers and zingy sauces. So, we sat down with their Group Development Chef, Omar Romero, to get the scoop on the menu, his favourite dishes and his role at the restaurant. What's your role at Absurd Bird? The no-holding-back nature of Absurd Bird’s menu it what we love most about the restaurant. And as the Group Development Chef at Absurd Bird, one of Omar’s [...]

Chris Emelo from YO!

This June, everyone’s favourite colourful-plated Japanese street-food and sushi joint, YO!, landed on tastecard. So now, you can enjoy all those conveyer-belt dishes even more with 2 for 1 plates, 5 days a week. We caught up with Training and Development Chef, Chris Emelo, to find out a bit more about what to expect from dining at YO! He told us: “If I had to describe YO! in five words, they’d be fast, fun, fresh, culture and balance. [...]

By | 2019-07-11T14:11:19+00:00 July 10th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chris Emelo from YO!

Simon Xavier from Chiquito

For June’s Meet the Chef instalment, we spoke to Executive Chef of Chiquito, Simon Xavier. Masters of all things Mexicano, he gave us some insight into what goes on in his role day to day at Chiquito. And we put our Meet the Chef questions to him to get to know him a little better. Life at Chiquito When asked to describe dining at Chiquito in five words, Simon told us "Flavourful, fun, vibrant, fresh and welcoming". And as [...]

By | 2019-06-18T13:56:22+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Simon Xavier from Chiquito

Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

Shiny new addition to tastecard and Whitbread brand, Beefeater introduced us to Mervyn Desir, their Lead Development Chef, for our Meet the Chef series. He gave us the scoop on the new menu additions as well as telling us a bit more about him. Meet Mervyn Gushing over his role, Mervyn told us what his typical day at work is like: “Working as Lead Development Chef for Whitbread is great! I love what I do daily, as [...]

By | 2019-06-18T14:02:59+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

Andrew Hazel from Giraffe

This April, we met the Head of Food Development at Giraffe, Andrew Hazel, for our Meet the Chef series. He got into the nitty gritty about his role as well as telling us a bit more about his history with cooking and his foodie favourites… Life at GiraffeSummed up by Andrew, Giraffe’s all about “Big flavours. Positive vibes. Family friendly. Happy people.” Creating delish dishes since 1998, he tells us they plate up “feel good food”, taking inspiration from [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:52:20+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Andrew Hazel from Giraffe