James Grant has worked in some of the U.K.s most prestigious establishments. He ran Wilton’s in St James’s, London, The Bluebird, alongside Celebrity Chef John Torode (AKA Masterchef) and with Fred Sirieix, Claridges Restaurant, Mark’s Club in Mayfair, The Lanesborough, The Carlton Tower and Lutyen’s in Fleet Street and Cliveden in Berkshire.
Awards include: The Tatler Restaurant Award - Best Front Of House Team. The British Cheese Awards Best New Cheese Shop. The World Restaurant Awards Top 100, Springboard Chris Beaumont Award of Excellence. Cheesemonger Education Champion - Speciality Food Magazine.
TV appearances: Masterchef, The One Show and Top Gear (the one where JC JM RH drove through the Yorkshire dales in black tie).
James writes a column in Speciality Food Magazine. He is an academician with The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Member of the SCA and training partner of the AoC.
Over his career he has always served cheese. For over a decade he and his wife have run No2 Pound Street, a wine shop and British cheese shop with delicatessen in the Chilterns. It is Buckinghamshire’s premier Artisan British Cheese Shop. No2 only sells British cheese. James travels the length and breadth of the U.K. to find taste and bring back some of the finest artisan cheese the country has to offer. He is a training partner with The Academy of Cheese and is proud to be able to teach people about a food that predates recorded history. Also he aims, through education to help train people to become Masters of Cheese.