Elizabeth Allen, Kaizen House
It was after studying architecture at Central St. Martins that Elizabeth Allen decided to instead follow her passion for cooking by embarking on a culinary career and going on to work in a series of Michelin-starred restaurants. And it was on becoming the founding head chef at Hackney restaurant Pidgin that she earned her first Michelin star. She then set up the restaurant company Kaizen House in 2016 with the aim to eventually open a collection of dining spots under the same umbrella brand.
Following on from a pop-up at Carousel London, the first of these restaurants, Shibui, is slated for an early 2018 opening. Here the chef will focus on wood-fired cooking with influence taken from both Asia and Europe, drawing on her Singaporean-British roots. We’ll be among those looking out for the latest news of this London opening, and we’re sure there’ll be more to come in the near future.