Global Restaurant Investment Forum

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Speaker Profile

Will Bowlby

Co-Founder, Kricket

Will Bowlby, head chef and co-founder of Kricket, has brought a new vision to the UK's Indian food scene. Shortlisted for Young British Foodies 'Chef of the year' category for two years in a row, and awarded national chef of the year by the Asian curry awards, Will started his culinary career at Le Cafe Anglais, working under the guidance of Rowley Leigh. Will was inspired to set up his own modern Indian restaurant, after a life changing time living and working in India, and in 2015, along with friend Rik Cambell, he opened his first restaurant Kricket, with the aim to champion the rise of and redefine a new-wave approach to modern Indian food. Within its first year, Kricket Soho was awarded a Bib Gourmand by The Michelin Guide, and won best newcomer in The Asian Curry Awards. Kricket has quickly attained a cult following and support from diners and chefs alike, including Michel Roux Jr, Pierre Koffmann, Nuno Mendes and Anna Hanson.