Valentine Warner is one of the UK’s most well known chefs. He trained as a portrait painter before putting down the brush to pick up the spoon, working in leading London restaurants before starting his own catering company. Valentine’s first hit series was What to Eat Now (BBC Two). He followed this with numerous TV series and best-selling books. Valentine believes that a real understanding of excellent ingredients, producers and the natural history of food contributes as much to the plate as the cooking. A keen outdoors man, he can often be found seeking new adventures outside the kitchen and, most likely, fishing.