About Heston Blumenthal
Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire has been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His work researches the molecular compounds of dishes so as to enable a greater understanding of taste and flavour. His original and scientific approach to the molecular breakdown of cuisine has teamed him with fellow chefs, scientists and psychologists throughout the world.
His restaurant, The Fat Duck, opened in 1995 and gained its third Michelin star in January 2004 and was awarded “The World’s Best Restaurant” by The Restaurant Magazine in 2005. Heston Blumenthal received an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen in January 2006 New Year’s Honours list and received an honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Reading University.