Mark Kempson - Head Chef

Mark Kempson has been at the Helm of Kitchen W8 since the opening. 
His phenomenal skills, drive and passion for food add talent and strength to the team. His calm demeanour is inspirational in the kitchen and he shows a real understanding in providing food that people want to eat rather than just marvel at.
Mark previously worked at The Square with Phil Howard and also The Vineyard at Stockcross with John Campbell.
Mark Kempson has been at the Helm of Kitchen W8 since the opening. His phenomenal skills, drive and passion for food add talent and strength to the team. His calm demeanour is inspirational in the kitchen and he shows a real understanding in providing food that people want to eat rather than just marvel at. Mark previously worked at The Square with Phil Howard and also The Vineyard at Stockcross with John Campbell.

David Chevalier

David joined Kitchen W8 in February 2010, shortly after we opened. Under his guidance, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength, gaining a Michelin Star in 2011. His firm commitment to friendly informal service underpins the whole ethos of the restaurant. You will always be assured of a warm welcome when dining with us.

David has put together a user - friendly wine list mixing some interesting quirky wines with some more established and familiar names.
David joined Kitchen W8 in February 2010, shortly after we opened. Under his guidance, the restaurant has gone from strength to strength, gaining a Michelin Star in 2011. His firm commitment to friendly informal service underpins the whole ethos of the restaurant. You will always be assured of a warm welcome when dining with us. David has put together a user – friendly wine list mixing some interesting quirky wines with some more established and familiar names.

Philip Howard

Philip Howard has always been a “chef’s chef”, quietly notching up years of service and influencing the industry immeasurably.
Formerly Head Chef and co-owner of The Square for twenty five years Phil is now chef and co-owner with Rebecca Mascarenhas of Elystan Street in Chelsea. Known for his delicacy of touch and his emphasis on seasonality and flavour Phil held two Michelin stars for 17 years of his tenure at The Square.  He has spent much of his career nurturing  chefs  and enjoys showcasing his protégés.
He remains a partner in four restaurants; Kitchen W8, Sonny’s Kitchen, Elystan Street and The Ledbury.
Philip Howard has always been a “chef’s chef”, quietly notching up years of service and influencing the industry immeasurably. Formerly Head Chef and co-owner of The Square for twenty five years Phil is now chef and co-owner with Rebecca Mascarenhas of Elystan Street in Chelsea. Known for his delicacy of touch and his emphasis on seasonality and flavour Phil held two Michelin stars for 17 years of his tenure at The Square. He has spent much of his career nurturing chefs and enjoys showcasing his protégés. He remains a partner in four restaurants; Kitchen W8, Sonny’s Kitchen, Elystan Street and The Ledbury.

Rebecca Mascarenhas

In 1986, she opened the definitive neighbourhood restaurant and proved that it was possible to have delicious food locally. Sonny's Kitchen, in Barnes SW London, was a pioneer and the restaurant is full of residents who are delighted that they do not have to trek into the West End for a good night out. Thirty years later it continues to be a success. Continuing her passion for high quality neighbourhood establishments, Rebecca also owns Bibo in Putney.
In 1986, she opened the definitive neighbourhood restaurant and proved that it was possible to have delicious food locally. Sonny’s Kitchen, in Barnes SW London, was a pioneer and the restaurant is full of residents who are delighted that they do not have to trek into the West End for a good night out. Thirty years later it continues to be a success. Continuing her passion for high quality neighbourhood establishments, Rebecca also owns Bibo in Putney.