Andrew is an award-winning chef in the UK food scene. With over 25 years in hospitality as both chef and restaurateur, he is best known for his previous London restaurants, Brunswick House and St Leonards, and for co-founding the mental health campaign, Pilot Light.
His new venture is Acme Fire Cult.
Known for using the finest ingredients, Andrew goes above and beyond to source the highest quality local meat, fish & in-season vegetables. His theory is, “If you’re going to eat meat, it should be the best quality meat available.” Andrew is a well-known face at Meatopia and other live fire events, and curates the flavours of Glandstonbury – London’s annual offal festival.
Although Andrew has a reputation as an innovative meat and BBQ chef, he is always keen to challenge perceptions, and has become known for creating refined and elevated dishes that champion vegetables. Andrew is an experienced forager and enjoys using wild produce in his quest to push the boundaries of culinary innovation.
Andrew's new venture, Acme Fire Cult, is his proudest moment yet. Born out of the pandemic in a carpark in Hackney - and now with a permanent place in Dalston - Acme was one of the hottest London openings of 2022, cooking everything over fire in its outdoor kitchen prevention. The restaurant stands out from other ‘barbecue’ restaurants by leading with vegetables and focussing on low-waste through its innovative use of by-products.
In 2019, Andrew was honoured to receive the Innovation Award from the Craft Guild of Chefs, and later that year he made his way onto the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list as one of the most influential Londoners of 2019/20.
In his spare time, Andrew works as a ceremonial space holder and shamanic healer, through music and plant medicine.