Jason Atherton was the first British chef to complete a stage at Spain’s famous elBulli restaurant in 1998. This invaluable experience laid the foundation for his unique creative style and fuelled his insatiable thirst for culinary knowledge. With seasoned experience, having worked under great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, and Marco Pierre White, Jason joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001 as the executive chef for Verre in Dubai. In 2005, Jason returned to the UK and opened maze in the heart of London, launching what would be the most successful brand in the group.
Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2010 to launch his own restaurant company, Jason Atherton Ltd. He launched his first independent restaurant venture, Table No. 1, at the Waterhouse at South Bund hotel in Shanghai in May 2010. His flagship restaurant, Pollen Street Social, opened in April 2011 in Mayfair. Within six months of opening, Pollen Street Social was awarded a coveted Michelin star by the 2012 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. The restaurant currently has five AA Rosettes.
Since March 2013 Jason has opened a number of restaurants globally, each to critical acclaim including; Little Social in Mayfair, Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong and Kensington Street Social in Sydney.