Sat Bains, award-winning chef

Sat Bains is one of the most renowned chefs in Britain and his eponymous Nottingham restaurant has been heaped with accolades. Yet as a young man, he says he was an ‘absolute dosser’. Thrown out by his parents, moving from job to job, he talks about the turning points – including meeting his wife and winning the prestigious Roux scholarship - that set him on the road to where he is now. Sometimes described as uncompromising and forthright, in this episode Sat reveals himself to be charming, funny and caring, committed to the wellbeing of his staff, with a soft spot for a full English and his mum’s lamb keema. 

You can book your visit to Sat’s restaurant by visiting You can follow Sat on Instagram @satbains1 and Twitter @RSB1withrooms and find out more about the range of Punjabi dishes he’s developed with his mum on Instagram @mommabains or by visiting

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Host: Jimi Famurewa

Co-host: Alison Oakervee

Producer: Sera Berksoy

Executive Producer: Nikki Duffy

Assistant Producer: Leah Hyslop

Editor: Nathan Copelin

Additional research by Imogen Hunt

A John Brown production for Waitrose & Partners

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