Theo Randall, award winning chef, shares his favourite websites.

Theo Randall has been the head chef at Theo Randall at The InterContinental for the last five years. In 2008, having been open a little under two years, the restaurant was awarded Italian Restaurant of the Year in the London Restaurant Awards and continues to impress diners today. Previous to this, as Head Chef at The River Café, Theo led the team to win its first Michelin Star and with it, critical acclaim.

Theo’s profile has been bolstered throughout his career by his many television appearances. He was a firm favourite on Market Kitchen and has taken part in many other BBC shows including Celebrity MasterChef, the Celebrity Edition of Weakest Link, Countryfile, Beat the Chef, Something for the Weekend, Food Poker and Saturday Kitchen as well as being involved in various projects with the Food Network.

Theo worked with S. Pellegrino to launch its Perfect Host - London Edition app. Currently available to download free from the Apple Store, the app is a great tool for all those food lovers attempting to host the perfect Italian dining experience at home and features menu plans and recipes specially created by Theo.

His first book Pasta was published in 2010 and he is currently working on his second publication. On top of the day to day restaurant pressures, Theo regularly schedules trips to Italy where he is able to research new dishes and spend valuable leisure time with his family. Theo was chosen by Gordon Ramsay as one of the chefs he most admires and to add to his many accolades the Evening Standard listed him as 'one to watch' in their list of 1,000 Foodies.


Huffington Post - I do a weekly blog video recipe for the Huffington Post, weekend recipes range from Spaghetti Carbonara to Pan-Fried Squid with Borlotti Beans. The site is also a great quick reference for stories and news.  

Natoora - Where I buy most of my food for home. The site offers fantastic seasonal produce from Italy and beyond, removing all the hassle associated with having to source individual ingredients and the quality of produce is consistently brilliant. 

Saveur - Because even chefs sometimes need a bit of inspiration, or fancy trying something different! Great website for recipes celebrating the cultures and environments in which dishes are created, just select the main ingredient and the recipes flow. 

Tastespotting - A great website that is a bit like Twitter for food and Pinterest combined; a pot luck of recipes, references, stories, products and pretty much anything else that inspires your average food lover. 

BBC Sport - Perfect for up to date football scores and very well written articles on all things sporty... pretty much does what it says on the tin, is frequently updated and a source to trust.

Read about what The GWG has to say about San Pellegrino's app, Perfect Host.

15 January 2013