Jun Tanaka is one of the most reputable chefs in Europe. The Japanese-British television chef is best known for his masterful command of French cuisine, presenting Channel 4’s Cooking It and BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, and for being the chef-patron of The Ninth restaurant in London. Born in New York to Japanese parents, Tanaka and his family relocated to the UK in the late ’70s. After flirting with the idea of being either a film critic or a cello musician, Tanaka decided to follow his calling and throw his weight behind becoming a chef. A wise call, for Tanaka would go onto work at enough Michelin-star restaurants that he may as well have cooked up his very own galaxy.