Tim Siadatan

When he was a young boy, Tim Siadatan, one of 14 children, had to work for four days a week after school to raise money to buy himself new clothes.

Today, after graduating as one of the final nine teenagers who survived Jamie Oliver’s crash course in running a restaurant Tim Siadatan has become synonymous with bold Italian cooking.

Aged twenty-three he became the youngest head chef at Fifteen and so commited that he chose to spend his one day off each week training at the iconic St John restaurant.

He went on to work at Moro before opening restaurant Trullo in 2010, followed in 2016 by Padella.

His restaurants have garnered huge acclaim and he has notched up two Bib Gourmand awards, as well as the Evening Standard ‘Worth Queuing For’ and Observer Food Monthly ‘Best Cheap Eats’ for Padella.