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Job Role

Head Chef


Colette’s at The Grove


Growing up in West London around his grandparents’ freshly baked bread, brewed ale and crisp garden vegetables was enough to spark Russell Bateman’s interest in cooking.

Russell began working part time for Stephen Scuffell at Mediterranean restaurant Tutto! whilst completing his course at catering college, before soon heading to Harrods in Knightsbridge.

Since then Russell has worked under many notable chefs including Marcus Wareing, Marc Veyrat, Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Clifford, to name a few. All of whom, he says, have helped him better his understanding of food, cooking and shape his own unique style.

By 2014, Russell was named National Chef of the Year by The Craft Guild of Chefs. He is now head chef at the esteemed restaurant Colette’s at The Grove, Hertfordshire, which has 3 rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide.