0207 608 5516 But after re-mortgaging his house to cover the costs, Jason's Pollen Street Social restaurant opened in 2011 to rave reviews and became an overnight success. We do use a few fancy techniques, our cuisine is progressive —it’s modern, progressive, British cuisine. “But I never thought of him as my friend,” he continued. “Gordon’s an amazing chef, a great guy, but we just don’t see eye-to-eye on the way the business was being run,” he added. Our philosophy is that we base our cuisine on deliciousness. In an interview with Square Meal Lifestyle magazine, to be published next week, the El Bulli-trained chef claimed Ramsay and his then-business partner and father-in-law Chris Hutcheson "broke" their financial arrangement with him. 09/02/2010 News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Atherton, who opened his first independent venture Pollen Street Social in April, is still in talks with Gordon Ramsay Holdings about his 10 per cent holding. Jason Atherton (born 6 September 1971) is an English chef and restaurateur. Anything Gordon does he's fantastic with. Being able to control my own destiny and being able to produce a restaurant that I’m proud of is key. Jason Atherton's meteoric rise makes for an incredible story, but who is the man behind the Michelin star? In the final of Celebrity MasterChef, contestants will cook at Jason's City Social restaurant. Saturday Kitchen viewers slam Jason Atherton's 'painful' presenting, Gordon Ramsay kids: Chef in shock warning to son Jack, Jason Atherton and Gordon Ramsay fell out when they parted ways, Jason Atherton said he hasn't spoken to Gordon Ramsay in eight years, Gordon Ramsay baby: TV chef makes shock family admission, Gordon Ramsay weight loss: TV chef used this plan to drop 4st, Jason Atherton and Gordon Ramsay worked together for 12 years, Jason Atherton said there was 'no malice' on his side of the split from Gordon Ramsay, Gordon, Gino and Fred: Fans left ‘in tears’ after Gino D’Acampo spat, Gordon Ramsay blasts GMB host Piers Morgan in unexpected spat, Gordon Ramsay baby: Chef announces wife Tana has given birth. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express View Annual Accounts. His latest venture was Hai Cenato, his Social Company's first Italian restaurant, found in London's Victoria. Find what you need at the touch of a button, Create a professional website the simple way, Flexible London desk space for your business.

The would-be chef went on to join the Army Catering Corps, but Jason hated the army and was back in Skegness six weeks later. Jason's first restaurant, Pollen Street Social in Mayfair, is still his main venture. TV, running restaurants, writing cookery books - he's the best, no two ways about it. Read the full interview with Jason Atherton in this week’s Radio Times — out now. Want to learn more about JASON ATHERTON LIMITED? I have sacrificed a lot in my life, friendships, not going to people’s weddings and birthdays. “That’s it, plain and simple. Tonight, Jason’s new six-part BBC Two series The Chefs’ Brigade begins, documenting his time taking a group of trainee chefs to some of the finest restaurants in Europe as he tries to turn them into a world-class kitchen team. His restaurant Pollen Street Social gained a Michelin Star in 2011, its opening year. In total, Jason has 17 restaurants to his name, found in the UK, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Australia and the Philippines. His restaurant Pollen … I’m hardly ever home, I’m always in work, so surely if I am going to sacrifice all that I had better do it for myself. Given that you have had to make so many sacrifices, is there any part of you that feels the need to cut down on the hours you work?