Evening Standard reveal their 2015 Influentials list


Last night Hot Dinners was invited over to Canary Wharf's swanky new Crossrail station for a party to celebrate the publication of the annual Evening Standard Progress 1000 list which details London's most influential people. So we hobknobbed it with the likes of Boris Johnson, George Osborne and FKA Twigs - as well as getting to see the still-in-progress railway tunnels being built down in the vaults.

The list is always split out into various categories and we were super chuffed to be featured on on the Food & Drink part of the list with some incredibly talented folk.

Here's the full list - to find out more about each person head on over to the Standard's Progress 1000 website.

  • Jason Atherton
  • Nieves Barragán Mohacho of Barrafina
  • Petra Barran of Kerb
  • Heston Blumenthal
  • Richard Caring - owner of Caprice Holdings
  • Matt Chatfield of The Cornwall Project
  • Jenny Dawson of Rubies in the Rubble
  • Christopher Corbin and Jeremy King
  • Clerkenwell Boy
  • Natasha Corrett - vegetarian chef and author
  • Margaret Crow and Brett Redman of The Richmond
  • Grace Dent
  • Ollie Dabbous
  • Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle
  • Jonathan Downey of Street Feast
  • Amelia Freer - nutritionist
  • Sabrina Ghayour - chef and author
  • Des Gunewardena and David Loewi of D&D restaurant group
  • Justin and Louise Gellatly, Matt Jones of Bread Ahead
  • Catherine and Gavin Hanly (that'd be us!)
  • Fergus Henderson of St John
  • Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley - authors
  • Richard Johnson of the British Street Food Awards
  • Jemima Jones of Tart’s Kitchen
  • Fay Maschler
  • Des McDonald of Holborn Dining Room, Q Grill and Vintage Salt
  • Nuno Mendes of Chiltern Firehouse and Taberna do Mercado
  • Andy Oliver, Tom George and Mark Dobbie from Som Saa
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Tomos Parry of Kitty Fisher's
  • Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen and Craft
  • Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada of Tsuru Sushi and Tonkotsu
  • Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe
  • Karam, Sunaina and Jyotin Sethi
  • Jemma Wilson - baker
  • Rich Woods - Mixologist, Duck & Waffle