Mark Hix

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Hix Oyster And Chop House in Smithfield

Mark Hix is an English chef and restaurateur.

Career[edit]

In April 2008 Hix opened Hix Oyster and Chop House, in the Farringdon area of London. He also opened Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis, Dorset and most recently Hix Soho in the West End.[1] He was previously chef director of Caprice Holdings, where he oversaw all the restaurants, menus and events in the Caprice Group, including The Ivy.

Television and Publications[edit]

Hix competed in the BBC television series Great British Menu in 2007, winning the South West England heat and beating the reigning champion, Michael Caines. In doing so, two of his courses were put forward for the public vote.[2] The main course was a crayfish and rabbit stargazy pie and, for dessert, a perry jelly with summer fruits with an elderflower ice-cream.[2]

Hix has written a number of cookbooks including Fish etc., British Seasonal Food and British Regional Food, reflecting his interest in traditional, local and sustainable produce. He also writes a regular column on food for The Independent newspaper and is a contributing editor to Esquire UK.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Popular British television chef, Keith Floyd lunched at Hix Oyster and Fish House hours before he suffered a fatal heart attack in September 2009.[4][5] After Floyd's death, Hix offered a special on the menu called 'Keith Floyd's Last Lunch' which was seen by some as an appropriate tribute and was criticized by others.[5]

Cookbooks[edit]

  • Fish etc.
  • British Seasonal Food
  • British Regional Food

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hix Marks the Spot". DailyCandy.com. October 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Dugan, Emily (June 8, 2007). "Champion of British food dominates the 'Great British Menu'". Independent. 
  3. ^ http://www.esquire.co.uk/?s=%22mark+hix%22
  4. ^ "Hix Goes A-Tiffing". Zagat. January 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Guide Girl (September 16, 2009). "Mark Hix restaurant serves "Keith Floyd's last lunch"". CatererSearch.com.