Great British Menu 2020 chefs: Karl O'Dell, London and south east heat

Shelly Cameron

Shelly Cameron

Social Media Manager

Karl O'Dell is the head chef of Michelin-starred Texture in London

Originally from Peterborough, Karl is a keen competitor. Most recently, he triumphed over thirty-two chefs by reaching the finals in The Craft Guild of Chefs' National Chef of the Year 2020 competition.



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Before his role as head chef at Texture, Karl worked at some of the UK’s best restaurants, including award-winning Pétrus.

Cooking style

As he works closely chef-owner of Texture, Agnar Sverrisson, Karl's style of cooking has lots of Scandinavian influences and makes use of local produce.

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Shelly Cameron

Shelly Cameron

Social Media Manager 24th March 2020

Great British Menu 2020 chefs: Karl O'Dell, London and south east heat