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Croydon Food Festival

Sunday 26th June

Croydon Alms house for the Whitgift Foundation

A few photos of the traditional English lunch we served to guests earlier this week at Croydon Alms house for the Whitgift Foundation shown above.

A great croydon story...

Rebuilding the Crocus Valley in Croydon Town. Croydon Saffron Central is a pop up Saffron Farm which, after harvesting, will be shared with the 24 Wards. Read More

Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2015

Winner of Best Business of Food and Hospitality...Read More

Top 10 Restaurants to Impress
Time & Leisure

If the stylish setting of a Parisian brasserie is your idyllic location for a business lunch than look no further than award winning Chef Malcolm John’s restaurant...Read More

Croydon Citizen Review

Joy Akwue-Butler enjoys a five-star treat at one of her favourite restaurants!

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Malcolm John Commandeur!

Malcolm John at the Connaught hotel and elevated to rank of Commandeur

Time & Leisure interview with Malcolm John

Kate Miranda meets Malcolm John, chef of Le Vacherin in Chiswick, well worth the trip

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Malcolm John @ Sutton Utd FC

Pre-match meal with Le Vacherin team at Brasserie Vacherin; in the directors box; and then presenting post-match awards.

South End Food Festival 2013 in Croydon

The South End Food Festival 2013 in Croydon was a great success and Malcolm was at the centre of the action, performing a live demo in the theatre kitchen. The crowds flocked to South End to see him showcase some of the favourites from the new Brasserie Vacherin menu.

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Reception for British-Caribbean communities

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall host a reception at St. James's Palace for British Caribbean communities.

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Croydon Enterprise Week's

Malcolm was pleased to have been recently invited onto a "Dragon's Den" style panel for Croydon Enterprise Week's event at Croydon College.


Congratulations to the winning team of young entrepreneurs!


Brasserie Vacherin supports local food

Malcolm John is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sutton Community Farm to support locally grown produce.

Brasserie Vacherin in Sutton is now an official collection point for the Farm's new vegbag scheme. Reserve today and pick one up every Thursday.

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The Telegraph - Food & Drink Review

Brasserie Vacherin 12 High Street, Sutton, Surrey (020 8722 0180)
Smart and chic with white-tiled walls and claret-coloured banquettes, this all-day brasserie serves all the French classics, from croque-monsieur (7.50) and jambon persill (7.50) to duck confit with cherry sauce and baby gem lettuce (13.50)

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Seasonal Suggestions

In the run-up to Christmas, one of the most profitable seasons of the year, there are plenty of awareness campaigns to bring in more customers. During the whole of November, there’s World Vegan Month while British Sausage Week (also in November) is an opportunity to serve sausages in different ways from stews to bangers and mash; and National Eating Week at the end of the month will be encouraging consumers to dine out.

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South London Business Awards 2012 in association with HSBC

Malcolm John has been awarded:
Highly Commended in the South London Business Awards 2012

Off to Work and National Chef of the Year 2011

Malcolm attended a one night only pop-up event in conjunction with Off to Work and National Chef of the Year 2011 on Monday May 14th for a Best of British meal.

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finalist for the South London Business Awards 2012.

sutton business awards, 2012

Malcolm John Restaurants was proud to win Best Business for Hospitality & Leisure at the 2012 Sutton Business Awards in May 2012. Thanks to the popularity of Brasserie Vacherin in Sutton, as well as winning, we were also Highly Commended in other categories at the ceremony.

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Nobody died Too Many Critics cook-off declared a triumph

Chefs judging the critics included Cyrus Todiwala of Caf Spice Namaste, Anna Hansen of Modern Pantry and Malcolm John of Le Vacherin. I spotted Masterchef 2012 winner Shelina Permalloo, and runner-up Andrew Kojima, as well as 2010 winner Dhruv Baker among the guests.

Too Many Critics is an occasional event and a brilliant occasion. If you didnt go this year, look out for it when it next emerges. After all, although no one died (from murderousness in the kitchen ...

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Essentially Catering feature

Essentially Catering magazine have a regular section showcasing seasonal food and the best ingredients around at any given time of the year. In the fish section this month, haddock, mussels, lobster and mackerel are all in season.

Check out Malcolm's recipe for the section for Steamed Mussels with Chorizo and Tomato this month, a fantastic sharing dish and perfect in this cold weather.

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apprenticeship places available

We now have two more apprenticeship places available on our Phoenix Initiative for young people aged between 16 and 18 years old. A three-month internship at one of our restaurants in Croydon, Sutton, Putney or Chiswick, could get you started on a career as a chef.

Read further details here or email Phillipa at telling us why you think you should be selected for the scheme.

The good food guide

The nomination period for The Good Food Guide's Readers Restaurant of the Year Awards opens on Monday 13th February 2012.

These annual awards celebrate great food and good service at restaurants, pubs and cafs throughout the UK and we are once again inviting members of the public to nominate their favourite independent dining establishments in their local area.

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BBC's GoodFood - visit site

Malcolm, along with a number of well known chefs across London and the UK, is a great supporter of sustainable fish initiatives and the importance of educating others on these projects.

In a recent blog piece on the BBC's GoodFood site, he gives advice and some great recipes for those who aren't sure how to cook the less common sustainable alternatives to more everyday fish. If you've never tried dab, bass or gurnard, you're missing out. Speak to your fishmonger and why not try one of these great recipes?

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Restaurant Magazine Article

Chef-turned-restaurateur Malcolm John is one of the few independent group operators to mine the capitals outer reaches successfully.

On Tuesday, 9th of August Malcolm John boarded up the frontages of his two Croydon restaurants and crossed his fingers. The previous evening hed observed gangs of hooded youths roaming the streets and in the interest of staff and customer safety closed early. Financially it was a disaster, but it was painful for me on an emotional level too, says John, ...

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the Big Lunch Sunday, June 5

Malcolm John, who owns a stable of top-rated eateries in London, including two in Croydon, will help bring communities together for the event on Sunday, June 5.

He is backing the Big Lunch, which is a nationwide community initiative where people across the UK are invited to sit down to eat lunch with their neighbours. Lunch can be in gardens, on streets or even be a bigger street party with food, bunting and music that literally stops the traffic.

"I think the Big Lunch is an absolutely wonderful idea, encouraging the community to re-connect by sitting down to eat lunch with each other."

UK Best Game Dish 2011

Malcolm John's restaurant Le Vacherin, Chiswick was awarded the UK's best game dish in 2011.

Judges comment " Highly accomplished French cooking. The wild rabbit was cooked beautifully, incredibly tender and perfectly moist. The Vacherin polenta was an inspired partner for such a hearty dish and the generous vegetable garnish was a refreshing addition to the plate. Malcolms dish lacked nothing."


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South End Food Festival 2013 in Croydon

This Sunday, 23rd June 2013, is the South End Food Festival 2013 in Croydon and Malcolm is proud to be taking part by performing a live demo in the theatre kitchen. He takes the stage at 12.55pm to showcase one of his favourite dishes from Brasserie Vacherin.

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