Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2001 and launching 'Maze', first in London and then another five globally.
Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2010 to launch his own restaurant company, Jason Atherton Ltd. His flagship restaurant 'Pollen Street Social' opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a Michelin star within just six months of opening, alongside 4 AA Rosettes and no.3 in The Good Food Guide's best UK restaurants.
Since then, Jason's 'The Social Company' has grown into a globally renowned restaurant group, with a portfolio of restaurants which include the Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Little Social, Berners Tavern - named 'the defining restaurant of the decade', Michelin-starred City Social, Social Wine & Tapas, Sosharu, Hai Cenato and Temple & Sons. Alongside his London restaurants, Jason has also opened critically-acclaimed restaurants in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai and Sydney, in addition to a recently awarded Michelin-starred restaurant in New York.
Jason has written three cookbooks, appeared on several TV programmes, and is a brand ambassador for several brands including BMW, Moët & Chandon and Heritage Breeds. Jason and his wife Irha support numerous charities, including Action Against Hunger, the MSY Charitable Foundation and the David Nichols Spinal Injury Foundation.
I would certainly say Pub in the Park is up there with one of best things I have ever done, the atmosphere and buzz over those 3 days was just electric and I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. All in all, we served around 4000 dishes over the 3 days, the most popular being the Mackerel Taco which sold out on each session, I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd though as they were all willing to try the other dishes we had to offer. One of my favourite moments had to be that I got to celebrate my birthday which was on the Sunday In such an incredible way, meeting a huge amount of kind and wonderful people as well as watching The Milk who are one of my favourite bands.
Wow - what an incredible, amazing weekend! The vibe was fantastic; the food was stunning, the music outstanding, but above all else, the people of Marlow made the whole event feel very special. It showed off our lovely town to all our visitors and the chefs from all over the country and did us proud.