City man turns Michelin-starred chef

Chef's hat

Chef Stephen Harris describes his restaurant, the Sportsman, as a grotty seaside pub. It's in a former hotel on the Kent coast. The nearest neighbour is a run-down caravan site.

Bloomberg News reports that it's just been named the U.K.'s best restaurant in the National Restaurant Awards.

Harris, 54, spent much of his career selling pensions, insurance and bonds with City Financial Partners, but he'd always harbored dreams of being a chef.

He discovered his love of cooking as a teenager after the milkman dropped off a free recipe book. "While everyone was getting roaringly stoned and drunk, I was in the kitchen cooking plaice stuffed with prawns with a chive veloute," he says. "I was a bit strange in that way."

He first visited a Michelin-starred restaurant when he got his first real job making real money at City Financial.

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