Chantelle Nicholson champion of veg-forward cooking

Chantelle Nicholson is a multi-award winning chef, former chef-owner of now-closed and much loved Covent Garden restaurant Tredwells (the recipient of a green Michelin star in 2021) and All’s Well, a ‘pandemic pop-up’. She is opening up her new restaurant Apricity in Spring 2022.

As one of the leading female voices in the UK’s hospitality industry, Chantelle is an advocate for seasonality and sustainability, championing veg-forward cooking through both the restaurant and her cookbook, Planted. We caught up with her to discover more about her.

Could you tell us why you decided to move into hospitality after a career in law?

I had a passion for food that I just couldn’t shake. Once I started working in a kitchen I had a sense that this was what I wanted todo. It fulfilled my creativity as well as challenging me on a thought level.

Why do you think there is such a strong move towards plant based foods?

I think the recognition that we need to be more mindful of our consumption as a whole has become more apparent. For our own health we need to eat more plants, but we also need to reduce our consumption of things that are produced in a damaging way.

Read the whole of Chantelle’s interview in our magazine

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