But Atherton, who admits to The Telegraph he initially thought veganism was a “pain in the arse” for chefs, has now even introduced a vegan tasting menu at Pollen Street Social.
“The more people mock it, the more they’re excluding themselves from a growing society demanding vegan food,” says the chef, who used to head up Ramsay’s soon to close Maze restaurant in London. “Chefs need to be more accepting, and if they’re not, they’ll be forced to. If restaurants don’t cook for customers, they won’t go back.”
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.