Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chef James Martin Life Story Interview….
He’s one of the UK’s most popular and successful Chefs!
James is the presenter of the BBC’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and has just opened a brand new restaurant in Manchester.
He’s without question the BBC’s biggest culinary Star and loved by ladies.
Hear a rare in-depth interview with Yorkshire’s finest…..
Here’s James and Alex at the BBC in 2011…
Martin opened his restaurant, called “The Leeds Kitchen”, inside the Alea Casino in Leeds in 2011. The casino, and with it the restaurant, closed in March 2013.
In 2012 he opened a restaurant inside The Talbot Hotel, Malton, North Yorkshire. The restaurant was placed in the Michelin Guide at the end of 2012. In June 2013 it was reviewed by food critic Jay Rayner for the Observer who described his meal there as “three beautifully poised, close to faultless dishes”.
In September 2013, Martin opened his restaurant James Martin Manchester, specialising in modern British cuisine.
Martin’s family were farmers on the Castle Howard estate and he helped his mother in the kitchen, which started his interest in cuisine. He lived in Welburn, attended Amotherby School in Malton and Malton School, the local comprehensive where he was a member of the school rugby and cricket teams, but did not enjoy academic subjects due to undiagnosed dyslexia.
He went on to study catering at Scarborough Technical College. He trained at Hostellerie De Plaisance, Saint-Émilion, France. He then worked at the 3 Michelin star restaurant Maison Troisgros in Roanne, France before moving on to join the staff of Anthony Worrall Thompson’s ‘One Ninety Queen’s Gate’ restaurant in Kensington, London.
Martin subsequently moved on to Alastair Little in Soho, London, 2 Michelin star restaurant The Square in Mayfair, London and another 2 Michelin star restaurant, Harvey’s, in Wandsworth, London.
Recorded 2011 by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio and the BBC.