Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2001 and launching ‘Maze’, first in London and then another five globally.
Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2010 to launch his own restaurant company, Jason Atherton Ltd. His flagship restaurant ‘Pollen Street Social’ opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a Michelin star within just six months of opening, alongside 5 AA Rosettes and no.3 in The Good Food Guide’s best UK restaurants.
Since then, Jason’s ‘The Social Company’ has grown into a globally renowned restaurant group, with a portfolio of restaurants which include the Michelin-starred City Social, as well as Social Eating House, The Blind Pig bar, Little Social and Berners Tavern – named ‘the defining restaurant of the decade’.
Alongside his London restaurants, Jason has also opened critically-acclaimed restaurants in Shanghai, Dubai, Mykonos and St Moritz.
Jason has written four cookbooks, appeared on several TV programmes, and is a brand ambassador for a number of brands including Moët & Chandon and Audemars Piguet Savoir Faire.
Jason and his wife Irha support numerous charities, including Hospitality Action, JDRF, the MSY Charitable Foundation and the David Nichols Spinal Injury Foundation.
“My ethos is to do better tomorrow than I did today. If you can do that every day you can’t help but succeed” Jason Atherton.