Merlin Labron-Johnson, Osip

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Merlin Labron-Johnson is the Chef-Owner at Michelin Green Starred Osip Restaurant

Merlin Labron-Johnson has been marked by a profound commitment to sustainability and a passion for creating unforgettable dining experiences. His relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to environmental stewardship have made him a prominent figure in the world of sustainable gastronomy and the recipient of a Michelin Green Star.

Upon receiving the Green Star, Merlin said: "As a team we are taking multiple steps to become a more sustainable restaurant and lower our impact on the environment. We never use single use plastics within the restaurant. We have a strong focus on becoming self-sufficient, growing our own produce across our organic farm and garden."

In 2018, Merlin realized a long-held dream with the opening of his restaurant, Osip, located in the charming town of Bruton, England. Named after his grandfather, Osip embodies Merlin's culinary philosophy: a celebration of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients prepared with utmost care and creativity.

At Osip, sustainability is not merely a buzzword but a guiding principle woven into every aspect of the dining experience. Merlin's menu is a hymn to the bounties of the region, showcasing the finest produce from nearby farms, fishermen, and foragers. However, Merlin's commitment to sustainability extends beyond sourcing. At Osip, he follows a strict zero-waste policy, utilizing every part of the ingredients to create flavorful and inventive dishes. Food scraps are transformed into delicious broths or composted to enrich the restaurant's kitchen garden, completing the cycle of sustainability.

Beyond the kitchen, Merlin Labron-Johnson actively collaborates with organizations championing sustainable practices in the hospitality industry. He participates in conferences and events, sharing his insights and inspiring others to embrace a more responsible approach to food. In a world increasingly concerned with the impact of human actions on the planet, Merlin Labron-Johnson and Osip stand as a testament to the power of conscious choices and culinary artistry, offering a tantalizing glimpse into a more sustainable and flavourful future.

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Editor 24th July 2023

Merlin Labron-Johnson, Osip