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Tristan Welch Has Left Launceston Place [London]

zuriga1 Feb 17, 2012 11:25 AM

Sad news! I got an email today saying Tristan Welch has returned to Sweden with his family and Tim Allen has taken over as head chef. Only time will tell if this is good news or bad.

  1. howler Feb 18, 2012 07:49 AM

    well here's hoping it'll have the same style and none of the 'white prawn foam' so beloved of whatley manor.

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      Harters Feb 18, 2012 09:41 AM

      By the by, whatever happened to Steve Groves who, I think, was the sous chef at Launceston when he won "Masterchef - the professionals" in 2009. Havnt heard mention of him since.

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      1. re: Harters
        zuriga1 Feb 19, 2012 03:47 AM

        I found this link, John, but it's old and doesn't shed much light on Groves's whereabouts these days.

        http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Peopl...

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          Harters Feb 19, 2012 09:30 AM

          Found him. Now sous chef at "Roux at Parliament Square". I wonder if a chance of a job working for Michel Roux was part of the Masterchef prize.

          1. re: Harters
            zuriga1 Feb 19, 2012 12:15 PM

            Good detective work! I don't know about working for Michel Roux as a prize, but there sometimes seems to be some sort of symbiotic relationship between Masterchef and well-known, top chefs of the UK!

            1. re: zuriga1
              PhilD Feb 19, 2012 02:27 PM

              Isn't Roux the judge on "professionals" and he often gives opportunity to emerging talent?

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                Harters Feb 19, 2012 02:55 PM

                Indeed he is, Phil. It's why I was wondering if the opportunity to work for him was tied in with the competition

                1. re: PhilD
                  zuriga1 Feb 19, 2012 11:21 PM

                  Recently, on the regular Masterchef, quite a few 'names,' have been seen as providing experiences for the cooks and then judging their foods back in the show's kitchen. We've seen Tom Kitchin and Bruno Loubet among others... also the chef from L'Anima.

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                    Harters Feb 20, 2012 02:29 AM

                    It was a good co-incidence to see Simon Rogan on the programme - we'd just been to L'Enclume.

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