The 7 British Chefs To Watch In 2018

31st January 2018 // By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

Luke Selby

Having been named the winner of the Roux Scholarship in 2017, training at three Michelin starred restaurant Nihonryori Ryugin in Tokyo as a result, then going on to receive the UK’s National Chef of the Year 2017 award—he also won the Young Chef of the Year award in the prestigious culinary contest in 2014—this has been an extraordinary year for Luke Selby.

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He was working as head chef at renowned restaurant Dabbous in London when he was awarded the Chef of the Year accolade, then choosing to undertake his Roux Scholarship training in Japan to gain insight into the unique culture and cuisine the country is known for. Now, the rising chef is said to be exploring the idea of opening a restaurant with Ollie Dabbous in 2018. Whether or not, this particular plan comes to fruition, Selby is certainly a chef worth watching in the coming year.