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Lee Westcott
Typing Room

Typing Room

  • Three Rosettes

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Patriot Square
Bethnal Green
London
E2 9NF
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Lee Westcott

Lee Westcott fell into a career in cooking after taking a job as a kitchen porter at an English country pub near his home town of Stevenage. He enjoyed the kitchen environment, and seeing the passion and drive of the chefs made him excited about the prospect of cooking. He says from then on it was all he thought about and he started cooking professionally with thoughts of opening his own restaurant firmly in mind. He still cites this formative job as his greatest inspiration.

He quickly moved onto working in Michelin-starred kitchens, and in the early part of his career held positions at The Savoy Grill and Galvin at Windows, both in London. He also undertook stages at some of the world’s finest restaurants, with stints at Thomas Keller’s Per Se, New York (three stars), René Redzepi’s Noma, Copenhagen (two stars) and Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s (two stars) under his belt. He was particularly inspired by Redzepi’s approach to food, saying the kitchen there valued ingredients more than anywhere else he’s worked and he saw a whole different perspective on the craft of cooking. At Per Se, he learnt a more militaristic style of kitchen management, in place for the execution of impeccable food, and says it taught him a different level of self-discipline.

Lee Westcott