May 17, 2011
Oliver Rowe, 'The Urban Chef', is chef-proprietor of Konstam Caf and Konstam at the Price Albert in King's Cross. Here he sources ingredients only from within access of the London Underground. It wasn't until after he left university that London-born Ollie turned his passion for cooking into a career. He worked in restaurants in Italy and Greece, before coming back to London to train under Sam and Sam Clarke at Moro.
In 2004 he set up a cafe serving European food. When a former pub came up for sale across the road he set himself a new challenge by setting up a restaurant, sourcing all of his ingredients direct from local producers in the city itself. The BBC 2 programme 'The Urban Chef' charts his mission.