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Pip Lacey

Part of The Big Feastival 2018 line up...

This summer Pip Lacey, 2017 Great British Menu winner and formerly Angela Hartnett’s head chef at Michelin-starred Murano, will be opening her first restaurant called hicce in London with long-time friend and business partner Gordy McIntyre.

Pip’s training and career background was in graphic design but her interest in food and the restaurant industry has been prevalent throughout her life. When the recession hit her design business, encouraged by friends, she took the bold move to change career paths and at 27 years of age and with no former experience, Pip accepted a job as a commis chef at York & Albany. Pip then worked successfully up the ladder for Gordon Ramsay Holdings for 10 years including three years at three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and a further six years working her way up to the position of head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Murano.

Pip and Gordy hope to open hicce (pronounced ee-che) by June this year. The central London restaurant will serve modern dishes, using traditional techniques such as marinating, curing, pickling, as well as fish, meat and vegetables cooked over a wood fire.