Ed Baines is the chef and owner of Anglo‐French brasserie Randall & Aubin, which has been an institution in London’s Soho for 20 years. His sumptuous menu of British seafood and meat dishes arrived in fashionable and vibrant Spinningfields with the opening of Randall & Aubin Manchester in May 2017. He is best known for his role as a judge on ITV’s hugely successful Britain’s Best Dish, with six series between 2007 and 2011, reaching viewing figures in excess of 3 million.
Ed was spotted for a media career in 1998. He is a prolific and natural television chef with a raft of appearances and three of his own titled series including Lunch with Ed Baines and ITV’s Ed Baines Entertains. He also appeared on Taste the Nation and co-presented BBC Great Food Live. Most recently he was a judge on the ‘Chefs Table’ for the Celebrity MasterChef final 2016 watched by 5 million viewers. He has written two books, Entertain, and Best of British, published by Kyle Cathie.
Ed is an excellent speaker on food topics and business issues within the catering and service industries and is known for his work with brands such as Canderel and Philadelphia.