Angela Hartnett — Chef Patron
In recent years, Angela Hartnett has emerged as one of Britains most successful, best-loved and busiest chefs.
In 2002 with Gordon Ramsay she opened Menu Restaurant at the Connaught hotel; the first woman ever to run the kitchen there. Her efforts were formally recognized in 2004 with the award of her first Michelin Star.
In January 2007 Angela was awarded an MBE for her service to the hospitality industry.
May 2007 saw the publication of Angelas first book, Angela Hartnetts Cucina: Three Generations of Italian Family Cooking, published by Ebury, which has since soared to the top of the UK non-fiction charts. The book features a unique collection of family recipes that Angela has developed over the years and focuses on the food that Angela grew up with classic dishes that she learned from her Italian Grandmother and is a celebration of the tastes and textures of Italian cooking.
After 5 successful years at the Connaught and with the hotel undergoing a massive refurbishment, Angela and Gordon Ramsay opened Murano in Mayfair in August 2008. Murano serves modern cuisine with an Italian accent, reflecting Angelas family roots. Not long after opening, the sublime Murano was awarded its first Michelin star in Jan 2009
Opening to critical acclaim Angela had the opportunity to take over Murano for herself and became the sole owner in October 2010. Angela is currently writing for the Guardian in a weekly recipe column and has new book out in July 2011.