Johnnie Collins

Chef in Residence, 180 The Strand

Chef and grower, Johnnie Collins brings a fresh view on using homegrown ingredients and his craft to creating some of the most delicious dishes.

Read our quick fire Q&A with Johnnie in his Dalston flat in East London, where he prepares a beautiful gilt bream crudo for us. He wears and uses essentials from our LESTRANGE x TOG capsule, a collaboration aimed to inspire the modern chef at home.

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What's one thing you always have in the kitchen?

Johnnie

A knife

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What's your favourite song to listen to when preparing food?

Johnnie

Vera - Take Me to the Bridge

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Lunch or dinner?

Johnnie

A long lunch, always.

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Most useful knife skill you've ever learned?

Johnnie

Knowing how to sharpen a knife properly.

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Favourite condiment?

Johnnie

I mean, mustard. Obviously.

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What's your favourite late night snack?

Johnnie

Fried eggs on toast, a little crispy chilli oil, that kind of thing.

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I was never someone who was that comfortable wearing chef whites. I like to cook in the clothes that I like to wear at home.

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Johnnie prepared gilt bream crudo with infused chilli oil

LESTRANGE x TOG Heavyweight Tee || White | Organic Cotton

LESTRANGE x TOG Heavyweight Tee

€55

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LESTRANGE x TOG Heavyweight Tee

LESTRANGE x TOG 24 Trouser || Black | Regenerative Cotton

LESTRANGE x TOG 24 Trouser

€179

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LESTRANGE x TOG Heavyweight 24 Trouser

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What's your favourite kitchen hack?

Johnnie

Hellmann's Vegan Mayo is a useful thing. It can stand up to a lot of adding a lot of flavour to it.

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Favourite wardrobe staple?

Johnnie

White t-shirt, dark trousers

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Favourite cocktail?

Johnnie

Dirty martini

The LESTRANGE x TOG Santoku Knife is crafted with 95% recycled Japanese steel and is designed with a unique micarta handle made from LESTRANGE regenerative cotton off-cuts.

Johnnie wears

Johnnie wears

LESTRANGE x TOG Heavyweight Tee || White | Organic Cotton

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LESTRANGE x TOG 24 Trouser || Black | Regenerative Cotton

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