Client: Diners Club
Project: The Fat Duck
Aside from a one-week stint at one of the UK’s most prestigious hotels, Blumenthal has never worked in anyone else’s kitchen. After leaving school, he spent 10 years working undemanding jobs including as a credit controller and repo man while teaching himself the fundamentals of classical French cooking. Then he opened a small restaurant in Bray called The Fat Duck…
I was commissioned to make a profile piece on Heston for the Dinner Club Lifetime Achievement Award for the World's 50 Best Restaurants.