Jason 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 Group in 2001. After launching ‘Maze’ in London and overseeing the opening of five more ‘Maze’ restaurants globally, Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings to launch his own restaurant group, The Social Company.
His flagship restaurant ‘Pollen Street Social’ opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a coveted Michelin star within just six months of opening. It has been awarded 5 AA Rosettes by the AA Guide, named The Good Food Guide’s ‘Best New Restaurant’ and hailed the fourth best restaurant in the UK.
Jason was awarded ‘Chef Of The Year’ by ‘Caterer and Hotelkeeper’, which for a chef, Jason has likened to winning an Oscar.
Accolades & Awards
Michelin Stars. Also crowned No.1 in SquareMeals’s Hot 100 London Restaurants lists
Temple & Sons, Little Social, Pollen Street Social, Sosharu, Social Wine & Tapas, Social Eating House, Berners Tavern, City Social, Hai Cento, The Commune Social, The Clock Tower, 22 Ships, Marina Social, Ham & Sherry, Aberdeen Street Social, Cebu, Kensington Street Social
What the critics say
“Should you hold a knife to my throat and force me to say which one of the chefs in the Gordon Ramsay group I thought was the best, my answer would be Jason Atherton. Actually, I’d admit it without any coercion.” – Fay Maschler, Evening Standard
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