Tim Anderson counts his main influences as his American heritage along with his love for regional Japanese cooking, but with a passion for food science and modernist cuisine in there too. Tim has lived in London since 2008, having grown up in Wisconsin and spending a few years teaching in Southern Japan. Since his all -‐‑ important MasterChef win, Tim has carved out his dream career in food, working as a freelance chef, food writer & consultant. Tim’s proudest moment has to be the release of his first cookery book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food,and the opening of his first restaurant of the same name, in the heart of Brixton. Both his restaurant and his book received rave reviews, with Tim challenging the view that Japanese food is delicate and fussy by offering accessible and delicious recipes. Tim has recently been nominated by Time Out as one of the top 12 chefs in London, with 2017 seeing his award winning restaurant being featured in the Michelin Guide. Watch this space…..Tim’s second book, Japaneasy will be out this September. He has also been concocting wonderful new dishes for Nanban & brewing some unbelievable new beers as well.