The Staff Canteen Live 2022: Sally Abé answers your questions

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We're excited to be back for HRC at ExCel London on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2022 for the first time since 2020, with a fantastic Line-up of chefs jumping on TSCLive's stage - including Asimakis Chaniotis, Sally Abé, Michael Wignall and Gareth Ward.

This week, chef Sally Abé took over our Instagram to answer all your questions. 

What is your favourite restauraunt in the UK?

It's impossible to pick a favourite but one I go back to time and again is Trinity. 

Do you have music on in the kitchen or do you prefer to have everyone focusing?

Love music in the kitchen! Partial to a bit of drum and bass to get everyone moving. 

Are you working on any exciting dishes for  the Pem as it's nearly spring?

Yes absolutely! Expect lots of lovely asparagus and morels! Missed asparagus season the last two years so going to make the most of it this year. 

How do you think we can encourage more women into the hospitality industry?

Representation! You can't be what you can't see!

What's the best kitchen you've been in?

The Ledbury will always be a special place!

What's your favourite non-cheffy snack?

Love a jalapeno popper!


What's your favourite dish to cook?

Venison Wellington has to be!

When did you decide to become a chef?

When I got to London I knew I couldn't leave!

Do you prefer Jungle or DNB?


Name a kitchen tool you cannot live without?

This spoon!

What does it take to be a great chef like yourseld and is it too late if you're in your 40s'?

Passion, dedication and drive! And no it's not too late but it's long hours. 

What's your guilty pleasure food wise?

Can't beat a Wispa Gold

Sally will be joining us TSC Live's stage at HRC on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022. Sign up if you would like to see live cooking demonstrations, taste the chefs' food and more!

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Editor 18th March 2022

The Staff Canteen Live 2022: Sally Abé answers your questions