The Nightcap

The Nightcap

By Big Bertha Productions

Have a drink with the worlds best Chefs. After an 8 course taster at Salt, in Stratford Upon-Avon, a guest chef joins Simon Alexander (award winning podcaster and producer) and Paul Foster (Head Chef at Salt) for a Nightcap. Candid conversations about life and food.

Episodes

Series 3, Ep 4 - Aktar Islam

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC WAS DECLARED AND NO LOCKDOWN RULES WERE IN PLACE. Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by multiple award-winning Michelin starred chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur Aktar Islam. On today’s episode: Growing up in pubs and restaurants, Paul & Aktar going head to head on Great British Menu PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap
30/04/201h 23m

Series 3, Ep 3 - Tom Sellers

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Starred Head Chef of Restaurant Story, Tom Sellers. On today’s episode:  Pairing music with food, food critics and reviews PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap
23/04/201h 25m

Series 3, Ep 2 - Johnny Godden

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by the founder of infamous The Flying Fish and possible the most mentioned man in Series 1 and 2 of The Nightcap, Johnny Godden. On today’s episode: Life of the supplier and their relationships with chefs, sourcing sustainable produce PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap
16/04/201h 10m

Series 3, Ep 1 - Josh Eggleton

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by two time Great British Menu heat winner and Chef owner of Michelin Starred pub, The Pony & Trap, its Josh Eggleton. On today’s episode: Josh’s growing empire, working with your siblings, mental health and wellbeing in the industry PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap
09/04/201h 4m

Please wash your hands before you listen to this Podcast.

How is the Coronavirus affecting the industry? An update from Paul & Simon.     
12/03/2012m 36s

The Christmas Special 2019 with Michael O’Hare

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin starred chef and the man behind the curtain, it's Michael O’Hare. On today’s special: Christmas dinner, the tricks the traps and the traditions. The impact of Christmas on the catering industry and some chat about guilty pleasures. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away.
19/12/191h 14m

Series 2, Ep 8 - Ashley Palmer-Watts

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by a man who has been an integral part of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck Group for the past twenty years and is now responsible for two-starred restaurant Dinner by Heston, its Ashley Palmer-Watts. On today’s episode: Where cooking meets science, the theatre of food at The Fat Duck Group and Paul & Ashley’s Kilimanjaro expedition. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
05/12/191h 21m

Series 2, Ep 7 - Lisa Allen

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Executive Chef of Michelin starred Northcote, and GBM winner & judge, Lisa Allen. On today’s episode: Taking the reins over a restaurant that already has a star, going from a contestant to a judge on Great British Menu and some cookery school chat too. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
28/11/191h 3m

Series 2, Ep 6 - Alex James

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by award winning cheese maker, food writer and host of one of the country’s biggest food and music festivals… he also plays bass in Blur, Alex James. On today’s episode: Food festivals and doing demos in front of crowds, eating Michelin level food from the punters perspective and some proper cheese chat. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
21/11/1957m 32s

Series 2, Ep 5 - Tom Brown

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by the highest scoring chef in the 2017 Great British Menu series and recent winner of Best London Restaurant at the AA Awards, Tom Brown. On today’s episode: Going solo and owning your first restaurant, the role that mentors Sat Bains and Nathan Outlaw have played in Paul and Tom’s careers, plus some more Great British Menu chat. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
14/11/191h 19m

Series 2, Ep 4 - Gary Usher

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by award winning restaurateur and crowdfunding king, Gary Usher. This week: Gary’s Channel 4 documentary “The Rebel Chef: My Restaurant Revolution,” crowdfunding, opening up restaurants in run down areas and Twitter’s impact on the industry. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
07/11/191h 4m

Series 2, Ep 3 - Adam Bateman

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Catey nominated development chef, Adam Bateman. This week: Life of the development chef, the trails and tribulations of high end restaurants in high end hotels and some of the abuse our chefs have encountered in their careers. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
31/10/191h 4m

Series 2, Ep 2 - Paul Ainsworth

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by the Michelin Star and two time 2019 Catey winner, Paul Ainsworth. This week: The Cateys 2019, cooking for vegetarian and vegan diets and Paul Ainsworth’s famous fairground themed dessert from GBM. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away.   Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
24/10/191h 13m

Series 2, Ep 1 - Daniel Clifford

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by 2 time Great British Menu Winner and Head Chef at the 2 Michelin Star Midsummer House, Daniel Clifford. This week: Cookbooks, The Great British Men: Paul vs Daniel in 2012, where they met. As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away.   Get your free signed menu & win a meal at Salt and sit in on Season 3! PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
17/10/1959m 0s

Season 2 is coming....

Get your free signed menu: PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
10/10/196m 22s

Series 1, Ep 8 - Aaron Mulliss

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by former Head Chef at 2 Michelin Star restaurant The Hand & Flowers, Aaron Mulliss. This week: Modern cooking techniques and how The Hand and Flowers use them in the World’s first 2 star pub. Plus, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks.   Get your free signed menu: PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
20/06/191h 6m

Series 1, Ep 7 - Tim Allen

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Tim Allen of the Flitch of Bacon in Essex. This week: The trials & tribulations of sourcing the best produce, ingredients that Paul & Tim dislike along with TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & some home-cooking hacks. Get your free signed menu: PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
13/06/191h 17m

Series 1, Ep 6 - Paul Welburn

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Paul Welburn of the Oxford Kitchen. This week: Both Paul Foster and Welburn talk of getting their Michelin Stars on the same day, chefs lifestyles and the unusual hours, staff dinners, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks.   Get your free signed menu: PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
06/06/191h 11m

Series 1, Ep 5 - Pete Sanchez

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Pete Sanchez, from Casamia in Bristol. This week: Pete & Paul travel to Finland and eat “the best meal they’ve ever had.” Food vs art, the boundaries of food. Trials & tribulations of setting up your own restaurant, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
30/05/191h 10m

Series 1, Ep 4 - Simon Hulstone

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Simon Hulstone from The Elephant in Torquay. This week: Romance vs reality of “growing your own.” Does kitchen banter go too far? Shouting in the kitchen, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks. SUPPORT US ON PATREON - www.patreon.com/thenightcap INSTA - @thenightcap_pod
23/05/1958m 50s

Series 1, Ep 3 - Frances Atkins

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Frances Atkins of The Yorke Arms near Harrogate. This week: The Great British Menu TV experience, male & female perspectives of the industry, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks.
16/05/1959m 56s

Series 1, Ep 2 - Brad Carter

Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Star chef Brad Carter from Carters of Moseley in Birmingham. This week: Getting your first Michelin Star, cooking for people with allergies, portion sizes, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & staff dinners. Instagram @nightcap_pod  Support the show and get your signed menu @ www.patreon.com/thenightcap
09/05/191h 6m

Series 1, Ep 1 - Calum Franklin

Calum Franklin. Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Calum, who became insta-famous by reimagining old pie recipes and posting them online. He resides at the Holborn Dining Room in London. This week: What does it take to get a Michelin Star? Is TripAdvisor good for the industry? Plus, TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & Take That.
05/05/191h 3m
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