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Michelin-starred chefs 

We’re delighted to have two Michelin-starred chefs as consultants at BM, influencing and inspiring our day-to-day operations with their exceptional knowledge and fine-dining expertise. Most importantly, they offer outstanding training and development opportunities, including placements in their own kitchens, where our team members learn new techniques and cuisines.


Adam Byatt

Adam’s enthusiasm for sustainable, seasonal eating is matched by a desire to give back to the community, and to help those starting out in catering. He has worked for many charities, and gives careers talks in culinary schools and colleges. His own big break came three days before his sixteenth birthday, when he won an apprentice chef placement at Claridge’s – and he’s now a mentor on the same scholarship programme. 

Adam has worked with us for nearly ten years, and our team benefits hugely from his commitment to encouraging and supporting young chefs. He brings with him a wealth of experience, which he shares with our chefs in his monthly masterclasses . His experience includes, after Claridge’s, a period with ‘chef’s chef’ Phil Howard at The Square in Mayfair, followed by the opening of his own restaurants – first Thyme, in Clapham, where he won a series of awards including Time Out Restaurant of the Year 2003, and then Trinity, also in Clapham. Adam also runs Charlie’s at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair.

Trinity has held a Michelin star since 2016, and has been included in The Times’ Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. Giles Coren – not an easy critic to please – said Trinity was “as close to an absolutely perfect experience eating out as it is possible to have”. We’re very lucky to have this level of culinary talent helping to enthuse and inspire BM’s chefs.  

“"The masterclasses I hold for BM's chefs at Trinity are brilliant. I love scrolling through social media and seeing things I have done with the BM chefs that they have adapted and recreated."”

Adam Byatt

Mark Kempson

Head chef of Michelin-starred Kitchen W8 in Kensington, Mark joined us after Adam Byatt invited him to be a judge at our annual Chef of the Year competition. Keen to do much more than judging, he now supports us with training, including at his own restaurant, as well as cooking for fine-dining events, and offering general culinary guidance and insights into new suppliers. 


Like Adam, Mark is very keen to support the development of the next generation of chefs. He was mentor to the most recent winner of BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals, Nikita Pathakji, who at the time was a junior sous chef at Kitchen W8. 

For 14 of his 26 years in the industry, Mark has been at the helm of Kitchen W8, which achieved a Michelin star just one year after opening. His experience before that includes working as sous chef for John Campbell at The Vineyard in Newbury, Berkshire, where he was part of the team that took the restaurant from one to two Michelin stars.