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25 - 28 November 2021

Angela Hartnett

Angela Hartnett will be cooking live in the Michelin Star Challenge vs Glynn Purnell in the Big Kitchen on Friday 26 November. Find out more about Angela by reading her bio below. 

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Angela Hartnett, MBE, is one of the UK’s most loved chefs and restaurateurs, known for her sophisticated yet simple, Italy-inspired cooking.

Born in Britain, her passion for good, honest food and the best ingredients was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother.

After starting out in the kitchens at Aubergine, Zafferano, L’Oranger and Petrus, Angela became head chef at Petrus within seven short months, helping the restaurant to achieve a Michelin star. She went on to launch Amaryllis in Scotland; Verre in Dubai; MENU and The Grill Room at The Connaught, with Gordon Ramsay.

In 2007 Angela was awarded an MBE for services to the hospitality industry, and the following year she opened her own restaurant, Murano in Mayfair, where she is Chef Proprietor, and holds a Michelin star. Serving modern, seasonal food with an Italian accent, Murano is one of the few restaurants to hold 4 AA rosettes.

In 2012 Angela opened Hartnett Holder & Co in partnership with Robin Hutson, and with Chef Luke Holder. In November 2013 she opened critically acclaimed Cafe Murano in St James’, a brassier little sister to Murano. In June 2015 a second Cafe Murano opened on Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, and in November 2019, Angela opened a third Cafe Murano, on London’s Bermondsey Street.

From May 2020 Cafe Murano began offering ‘pasta at home’ kits via the Bermondsey St site, available via delivery to a 5 mile radius from the restaurant. Cafe Murano have since gone on to launch an online store with London wide delivery and nationwide meal kits via dishpatch.

Angela was the chef judge in BBC1’s Britain’s Best Home Cook in 2020, alongside Claudia Winkleman, Mary Berry and Chris Bavin. The new series of Celebrity Britain’s Best Home Cook started on BBC1 on 26th January 2021.

Angela has two cookbooks to her name, Cucina (2007) and Angela’s Kitchen (2011), both published by Ebury.

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