We work with our partners and collaborate with our clients to achieve great things together. Since its inception in the early 1950s, Restaurant Associates has had collaboration at the heart of everything we do.

Our founders brought expertise in from some of Manhattan’s culinary luminaries such as James Beard, Julia Child and Joe Baum the iconic restaurateur. We continue to work with great partners that help us celebrate our heritage and deliver exceptional experiences for our clients including:

Jason Atherton – Consultant Chef

Jason Atherton was the first British chef to complete a stage at Spain’s famous elBulli restaurant in 1998. This invaluable experience laid the foundation for his unique creative style and fuelled his insatiable thirst for culinary knowledge. Seasoned with this knowledge Jason worked in partnership with Restaurant Associates to open the grand Gatsby-esque City Social atop the 24th floor of Tower 42, with its 360-degree views across the City of London. We are proud to be affiliated with an established culinary star of Jason’s calibre.

Michel Roux Jr. – Consultant Chef

Michel Roux Jr. acts exclusively as consultant to Restaurant Associates through Roux Fine Dining. A decorated 2-Star Michelin Chef, Michel provides Restaurant Associates with unrivalled access to the highest quality cuisine, which we are able to offer to our clients. Michel lives to bring joy and happiness to every plate and, after so many years of partnering with Restaurant Associates, is still delighted as ever to help us achieve our aim of making every meal memorable.

Dipna Anand - Consultant Chef

Inspired by her father’s authentic Punjabi dishes at their renowned family restaurant, Brilliant Restaurant, Dipna is on a mission to prove that true Indian cuisine can be healthy, inventive and delicious. Her pop-up events bring a wide range of amazing dishes including plant-based options from her restaurant and cookbook Beyond Brilliant to our customers.

Emily Roux – Consultant Chef

Following in her legendary family’s culinary cooking footsteps, Michel Roux Jr’s passionate daughter, Emily, provides her own unique insight for great food offerings to our clients. She has an innovative attitude to food which is reflective of the quality service she provides and a family legacy of creating inspiring dishes.

Bryn Williams – Consultant Chef

Hailing from Denbigh in North Wales, Bryn Williams learnt to appreciate food and its origins from an early age. He has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in London. He has worked under Marco Pierre White at The Criterion, Michel Roux at Le Gavroche for three years and was senior-sous at The Orrery for four years. Bryn is now the Chef Patron of Odette's, taking over the property in October 2008. Bryn also is at Porth Eirias, a beach-front Restaurant, Café & Bar on the North Wales Coast. Bryn also supports our chef training programme in Wales to nurture and develop talent in the country. 

Jeff and Chris Galvin – Consultant Chefs

The Galvin brothers run a collection of Michelin star restaurants across the south of England. Chris and Jeff Galvin believe in high quality cuisine, luxurious surroundings, warm and hospitable professionals and respect. In partnership with the brothers, we launched Galvins at Glyndebourne in 2021 that focuses on sourcing only seasonal ingredients daily, treating them with the attention and care they demand.

Steve Groves – Executive Chef at Glyndebourne

Steve Groves is the Executive Chef at Glyndebourne Opera House overseeing three prestigious restaurants as well as all hospitality and events at this world renown venue. Steve works in partnership with the Galvin Brothers to bring their Michelin-rated dishes to Middle and Over Wallop as well as creating his own plant-forward and farm to fork menus in Nether Wallop and Mildmay. He previously worked as Head Chef at Roux at Parliament Square and Sous Chef at Launceston Place. Steve holds the titles of National Chef of the Year in 2019 in the Craft Chef Awards and winner of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2009. 


Kerb have been at the helm of the London Street food scene since launching in 2012 - improving the quality of food served on the capital’s streets, legitimising the industry through professionalising its practices, and growing a community of entrepreneurs who are driving real change across the city’s food landscape. Across our business we work with Kerb to incorporate award winning pop-ups and street food offers that sit beautifully alongside our restaurants and events concepts.