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Henry Dimbleby

Henry Dimbleby is co-founder of the fast-food restaurant chain Leon.

Henry started his career as a commis chef with Michelin-starred chef Bruno Loubet. Finding he was too messy to survive in a professional kitchen, he joined The Daily Telegraph as a gossip columnist, and from there moved to Bain & Company, a management consultancy firm, where he met John. They bonded over a dislike of pre-made sandwiches served from neon-lit chiller cabinets.

Outside Leon, Henry co-founded the not-for-profit Sustainable Restaurant Association. He has written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Sun and the Times, and is a regular panellist on BBC R4’s Kitchen Cabinet. Most recently Henry co-founded London Union, owners of Street Feast, which turns disused and derelict corners of the capital into buzzing street food night markets. London Union is planning to open the world’s greatest food market in central London.

Henry is married to the journalist Jemima Lewis (who edited the School Food Plan). They have three children and a 23-year-old cat.