Jason Atherton

Jason Atherton is the multi award-winning chef behind The Social Company, numerous successful recipe books and regular television appearances.

Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2001 and launching Maze, first in London and then another five globally.

His flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a Michelin star within just six months of opening, alongside 4 AA Rosettes and no.3 in The Good Food Guide’s best UK restaurants.

Since then, Jason’s The Social Company has grown into a globally renowned restaurant group, including Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Little Social, Berners Tavern – named ‘the defining restaurant of the decade’, Michelin-starred City Social and Social Wine & Tapas in Marylebone. Alongside his London restaurants, Jason has opened critically-acclaimed restaurants in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Dubai and Sydney. He was recently awarded Best Restaurateur in the GQ Food & Drink Awards 2016.

In addition to Jason’s numerous achievements in the culinary world, he is passionate art collector and trustee of several charities.