Internationally famous for his award-winning, 3-Michelin-starred restaurant, The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal is considered to be one of the best chefs of his generation. Although self-taught, he has pushed the boundaries of the traditional kitchen and completely changed the way people approach cooking, introducing a new spirit of creativity, playfulness and experimentation, coupled with a deep sense of nostalgia and abiding interest in the history of British gastronomy. His food can be explored not just at The Fat Duck but also at the 2-star Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the 1-star Hind's Head, the Perfectionist's Café at Heathrow, and the Resonance bar in Dubai and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Dubai.
He is the author of seven cookbooks, including Heston at Home, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook and Historical Heston. Heston is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. He has been awarded an honorary MSc by Bristol University, and honorary doctorates by Reading University and the University of London. In 2006 he was awarded an O.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to British Gastronomy.