Angela Hartnett is one of the most successful and known female chefs in Britain at the moment.
Born in 1968 in Kent, Angela Hartnett spent a major time of her childhood with her Italian grandmother, who brought her closer to the Italian cuisine. After graduating with a degree in History at Cambridge Polytechnic, she started working at the Sandy Lane Hotel restaurant in Barbados. After returning to the UK, she helped Gordon Ramsey in the Aubergine and opened The Connaught Hotel together with him in 2002. She was awarded her first Michelin star and an MBE for Services to the Hospitality Industry.
Five years later, she and Ramsey left The Connaught to open the Murano in Mayfair, which Hartnett took over in 2010, becoming the sole owner of the restaurant.
Angela Hartnett is currently writing recipe columns for the Guardian and has published her first book in 2007, Angela Hartnetts Cucina: Thee Generations of Italian Family Cooking, followed by a second cookery book in 2011.