Sat Bains


In this episode, Justine interviews Chef Sat Bains as he shares about

Sat Bains is a distinguished British chef, born on February 28, 1971, in Derb. Known for his innovative culinary skills, he is the chef proprietor of the two-Michelin-star Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham. His culinary journey began at Derby College, where his interest in cooking took a professional turn. Bains’s passion for the culinary arts was ignited by his work at various esteemed establishments and under notable chefs, including Raymond Blanc.

Bains’s most significant accolade came in 1999 when he won the prestigious Roux Scholarship, allowing him to enhance his skills in France. His restaurant in Nottingham was awarded its first Michelin star in 2003, becoming the first in the city to achieve this honour, and later received a second Michelin star in 2011. The restaurant has also been awarded five rosettes by the AA.

In addition to his Michelin stars, Bains has been recognized with numerous awards and honours. He was named the Chef’s Chef of the Year by Restaurant magazine in 2009 and received the Which? Good Food Guide Chef of the Year in 2011.

This year as Sat celebrates 25 years on Lenton Lane, he reflects on the Legacy of chefs and front of house that have come through the restaurant to go on to achieve their own successes like Gareth Ward and Tom Spencley amongst many more. Publishing his second book with a large focus on heart health following his own recovery from a heart attack in 2021.


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