A Bit About The Founder

Updated: May 4, 2021

My name is Irfan Rao and I have worked in some of the BEST restaurants in London. These include the likes of l'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Petrus (By Gordon Ramsey) & most recently the prestigious new 3 Michelin star restaurant in London, Sketch Lecture Room and Library by Pierre Gagnaire.

Between 2013 and 2018 I attended Kingston University and completed my degree in Human Nutrition Bsc(Hons). In parallel to studying I applied myself and worked hard in the above kitchens. It was work, a lot of work and even more work. I loved it!

Me at Joel Robchon West Street 2017
Me at Joel Robchon West Street 2017

Forward to 2020 the hospitality industry was asked to close its doors. It was turmoil and the level of uncertainty within the sector remained at large. I can categorically say that it was a horrible time for my friends and me. Thankfully the furlough scheme was started and managed to retain many jobs in my industry. This now meant that a lot of talented people were stuck indoors with nothing to do. I for one spent my time between cycling and playing call of duty (Warzone). I am full of ambition and having been diagnosed with ADHD at a young age I have fought with it to make it my superpower!

My further interest include American Football (Bucs), Going out to eat & Road cycling.