Douglas McMaster, Chef Owner, Silo Restaurant

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Douglas McMaster is the Chef Owner of Michelin Green Starred Silo London

Douglas McMaster is an acclaimed chef and a leading advocate for sustainable gastronomy. His passion for food and the environment has led him to challenge traditional culinary practices and redefine the way we approach dining.

In 2014, Douglas McMaster founded Silo London, a revolutionary zero-waste restaurant located in London. Silo embodies his vision of a closed-loop food system, where every ingredient is utilized to its fullest potential, and waste is eliminated. At Silo, sourcing locally and responsibly is of utmost importance, and the restaurant prides itself on eschewing unnecessary packaging and single-use items.

In response to receiving a Michelin Green Star, Douglas said, "We are the world’s first zero waste restaurant and aim to innovate the food industry whilst demonstrating respect: respect for the environment, respect for the way food is generated and respect for the nourishment we give to our bodies."


In addition to running Silo, Douglas McMaster is a sought-after speaker and consultant, sharing his expertise and knowledge to encourage others in the food industry to adopt more sustainable approaches.

His influence extends beyond the restaurant walls, as he collaborates with various organizations and initiatives to raise awareness about responsible food production and waste reduction.

Through his website,, McMaster continues to inspire and educate individuals about the possibilities of sustainable gastronomy.

His tireless efforts in promoting a more mindful approach to cooking and dining have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a visionary in the culinary world, leaving a lasting impact on the future of food.

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Editor 21st July 2023

Douglas McMaster, Chef Owner, Silo Restaurant