Ed Baines is the chef and co-owner of Randall & Aubin, one of London’s premier restaurants and their Manchester restaurant on Bridge Street is proving very popular indeed.
Ed is going to be cooking up a storm this summer at Manchester Eats. He’s got such an amazing story – have a read below of his career so far!
From age 16, Ed pursued his childhood passion for food, and an apprenticeship with Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester led Ed to France to cook on the world’s most exclusive luxury yacht, The Wind Spirit, associated to The Hermitage Hotel Monaco. His culinary education continued at Hermitage Hotel in Queensland Australia where, for the next 18 months, he developed skills in fine dining before returning back to England to work with Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum and then on to the iconic River Café.
Following this solid platform of training, he was invited to work as the official Armani chef both in London and overseas, before being approached by Mogens Tholstrup to open the award winning Daphne’s in South Kensington, where he remained as Head Chef for three years. Daphne’s experienced huge success and led Ed to meet his current business partner, Jamie Poulton. The pair created and opened Randall & Aubin, Soho in 1996 now one of London’s most popular restaurants. Their Manchester restaurant opened in summer 2017 and has so far proven that Northerners love fresh oysters and seafood.
Ed was spotted for a media career in 1998. He is a prolific and natural television chef with a raft of appearances and three of his own titled series, including the successful Ed Baines Entertains. Having appeared in many BBC, ITV and Channel 4 cooking shows, Ed is well known for judging seven series’ of ITV 1’s successful programme, Britain’s Best Dish, regularly drawing in viewing figures in excess of 3 million. He also delighted in participating in BBC2’s Country Kitchen Cook Off with regular visits to Britain’s greatest agricultural shows. With many positive brand associations and national advertising campaigns under his belt, Ed also represents and assists international brands in the catering industry, and is well known in Australia, NZ, Canada and the UAE, appearing at a host of food events worldwide.
After writing two bestselling books published by Kyle Cathie: Entertain (2001) and Best of British (2009), Ed now lives in Wandsworth with his wife and two children, and is currently working on his third book. When not working with food, Ed loves to travel and is passionate about cars, trains and motorbikes.
Don’t miss Ed Baines in the Celebrity Chef Demo Theatre this Saturday the 7th of July in Heaton Park and bring your event ticket into Randall & Aubin Manchester to receive a free drink (fizz, beer or wine) when dining. Also joining Ed Baines are Marco Pierre-White and Adam Reid of The French!