Mark HixMark Hix is a celebrated food writer and renowned restaurateur, recently winning Chef of the Year and the Catey’s 2010 and Tatler’s Restaurateur of the Year in January 2009. In December 2007, after 17 years at Caprice Holdings as Chef Director, he started his own venture, and in 2008 he opened two new restaurants: Hix Oyster & Chop House in Smithfield, London and Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis, Dorset. His first West-End restaurant HIX opened to critical acclaim in October 2009 in the heart of Soho, featuring the award-winning Mark’s Bar in the basement. His latest restaurant HIX Restaurant and Champagne Bar opened in Selfridges, London in March 2010.
In addition to his weekly recipe column for the Independent on Saturday, monthly column in Countrylife and regular contributions to Marshwood Vale and Fork Magazine, Mark has also written nine cookbooks, releasing HIX Oyster and Chop House in July 2010. His previous book 'British Seasonal Food' won cookery book of the year at the Guild of Food Writers’ awards 2009.
In 2009 Mark also won GQ's Chef of the Year Award and the Academy Award for Outstanding Contribution to London Restaurants. His HIX Oyster Ale and Hix Cure smoked salmon won gold stars at the Great Taste Awards 2009.
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Catch Mark Hix at the following Tasting Australia events:
Miele Chefs' Showcase - Sun 29 April
Kids in the Kitchen Presented by San Remo - Sun 29 April
Selector Word of Mouth - Sun 29 April
Best of British Dinner - Mon 30 April