As Michelin handed out the biggest haul of stars ever seen in the Great Britain and Ireland guide, it was the regions and Ireland that hogged the spotlight.
While the awarding of three stars to Mayfair's Sketch may have led most Michelin coverage on Monday evening, the guide also showcased the huge amount of talent outside of the capital, including areas that could have been forgiven for feeling overlooked for many years.
The Caterer has spoken to five of the lesser-known chefs who were presented with a Michelin star to find out how they plotted their route to the pinnacle of their profession.
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