Jason Atherton Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Masterchef, Restaurants, Cookbooks

Jason Atherton Biography

Jason Atherton is a chef and restaurateur from England. In 2011, his flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social was awarded a Michelin star. Until April 30, 2010, he was the Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Maze in London. He co-hosted the Sky Living TV show My Kitchen Rules in 2014.


How old is Jason Atherton? – Age

He is 51 years old as of 6 September 2022. He was born in 1971 in Worksop, United Kingdom.

Jason Atherton Family – Education

Atherton, the son of a Skegness hotelier and her joiner husband, ran away to London when he was 16 years old while his parents were on vacation. Following his studies at Boston College in Lincolnshire, he served six weeks with the Army Catering Corps, which he despised.

Jason Atherton Wife

Atherton and his Filipino wife Irha live in southwest London with their three daughters.

How much is James Atherton’s chef worth? – Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $87 million.

James Atherton Masterchef

In 2016, Jason appeared as a guest judge on an episode of Masterchef Australia’s series 8, where three contestants had to recreate one of Jason’s award-winning dishes in an elimination challenge.

James Atherton Articles

Atherton’s recipes and writings have featured in a variety of publications, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Observer Food Monthly, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, and Caterer and Hotelkeeper. He also appears on food shows in the UK and internationally on a regular basis. Jason is a regular visitor on “Saturday Kitchen,” and in June 2008, he won the third season of BBC2’s “Great British Menu,” cooking both the appetizer and main meals at London’s “Gherkin.” Atherton returned to “Great British Menu” as a host in 2009 and 2010. He also received the “Chef Award” at the 2012 Catey Awards.

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Jason Atherton Restaurants

In 2009 Atherton opened Labyrinth in Cape Town at the Unrivaled Inn and furthermore labyrinth eateries in Melbourne and Qatar. In 2010, Atherton left Gordon Ramsay Holdings to start The Social Company, his own restaurant company. Table No. was his first venture as an independent restaurant owner. 1, in May 2010 at the Waterhouse at South Bund Hotel in Shanghai. Pollen Street Social, his flagship restaurant with one Michelin star, opened in Mayfair in April 2011. The café has been positioned at number six in The Great Food Guide’s Main 50 Eateries 2013 and 2014 and number three in the 2016 aide.

It won New Restaurant of the Year at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards in 2012 and was named London’s best new fine dining restaurant in the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards in 2011. The restaurant was named the BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year in 2011 and has four AA Rosettes. In 2014 the café won the Food and Sightseeing publication Perusers Grant’s “Eatery of the Year – UK” and Jason Atherton won Restaurateur of the Year at the Catey’s.

Somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2012, Atherton extended his Asian endeavors with Esquina, a tapas bar in Chinatown, Singapore, The Review, an English-style bistro, likewise in Singapore and 22 Boats with Yenn Wong of JIA Gathering, in Hong Kong.

In 2013, Atherton opened two distinct endeavors in London. The first was Little Social, a French brasserie-style restaurant that was next to his flagship establishment. A brief time later he opened the more easygoing present day English café, Social Eating House, on Soho’s Poland Road, as well as his subsequent setting in Shanghai, The Community Social, headed by Culinary specialist Scott Melvin, previously of Table No. 1 and Ham & Sherry, his second restaurant in Hong Kong. Atherton opened Berners Tavern in the London EDITION hotel in the fall of 2013.

2014 saw the openings of 2 new individuals in the “Social” eatery family with City Social in Pinnacle 42, London, which won a Michelin star in something like a half year of opening, and Aberdeen Road Social in Hong Kong.

In 2015, Atherton opened his first stateside eatery The Clocktower inside the New York Release inn at the Metropolitan Extra security Organization Building. This was trailed by Friendly Wine and Tapas in London’s Marylebone, an easygoing tapas bar and wine shop. In September, Jason opened his first ‘Social’ eatery in Dubai, Marina Social, inside the new Intercontinental Dubai Marina.

The Pig and Palm, Atherton’s first restaurant, opened in June 2016 in Cebu, Philippines. Designed by architect Lyndon Neri of Neri and Hu, who also designed Atherton’s other restaurants Pollen Street Social, Sosharu, and Kensington Street Social, it has 70 seats, a chefs’ table, a tapas bar, a main dining area, and a lounge area. This restaurant is his love letter to his Cebu-based wife. Atherton opened the Sanctuary and Children eatery in London in November, 2016.

Jason Atherton Cookbooks

♦ “Maze: The Cookbook”, published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd; hardback edition
♦ “Gourmet Food for a Fiver”, published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd
♦ “Social Suppers”, published by Absolute Press
♦ “Social Sweets”, published by Absolute Press