CODE Hospitality 30 Under 30 Class Of 2022-23

Each year CODE Hospitality, the leading online community for the hospitality industry, announce their list of the top 30 brightest talents from all corners of the hospitality industry. The list for 2022-23 was recently announced so we took a look to see who's in the spotlight this year, highlighting 10 names from the list below. The link to the full list of 30 can be found at the bottom of the article.

Rahel Stephanie, 28 - Founder, Spoons

Having moved from Indonesia to London, Stephanie set about creating her hugely popular supper club Spoons in 2019 - a dining experience inspired by the authentic and regional dishes from her home country. As well as inspiring people at the table through her food, Stephanie also works to educate Western diners on Indonesian cuisine and the many inaccuracies that we have on its food representation.

Jack Feeny, 29 - Founder, No Mise en Plastic

In his time working as a chef in London, Feeny was taken aback at the sheer amount of waste being produced every day in restaurants. His experiences led him to create a free manual on how to avoid single-use plastics in hospitality. Feeny won the Innovator Award for 2022/23.

Max Coen, 26 - Head Chef, DORIAN

Formerly of the highly acclaimed Kitchen Table and Ikoyi restaurants in London, as well as Frantzen in Stockholm, Coen now leads the kitchen at DORIAN in Notting Hill - one of the most sought after tables in the capital. The restaurant which only opened this autumn champions seasonal produce and is part of a culinary renaissance in the area.

Hannah Crosbie, 25 - Wine Writer & Founder, Dalston Wine Club

Crosbie's career began at the age of 17 working in a fine dining restaurant, before focusing her time wholly on wine - being referred to as the 'Nigella of wine' by several. Her informed but relaxed approach to viticulture has paved the way for a more accessible and diverse conversation in the industry, especially through her Dalston Wine Club - designed to inspire more young people to get into the sector - and also her natural wine events programme at Soho House.

Nick Rudge, 28 - Cher Proprietor, The Jackdaw

Rudge's inclusion in the list comes as no surprise having already been named as The Good Food Guide's Chef to Watch for 2022 in October. Having cut his teeth in fine dining during seven years spent at Heston's The Fat Duck, eventually working as sous chef, Rudge has now established his own debut restaurant, The Jackdaw where he looks to make the finer side of eating out more accessible.

Beth Morgan-Jones, 30 - General Manager, Apricity

Morgan-Jones initially joined Apricity founder Chantelle Nicholson at her former restaurant Tredwells in 2015 after spending time cooking in a popular food truck in Melbourne on a gap year having earned a degree in physics at Imperial College London. This move into the world of food and drink was to prove a successful one as she progressed quickly from commis chef to general manager. She played an integral role in the launch of Apricity, as well as orchestrating the opening of the pandemic pop-up All's Well, which preceded the permanent restaurant.

Maura Milia, 30 - Bar Manager, The Connaught Bar

The Connaught Bar was voted the world's best bar two years running in 2020 and 2021, while Milia recently won 'Bar Manager of the Year ' at CLASS Bar Awards 2022 - combine the two and you've got a recipe for success. Originally from Sardinia, Milia has been at The Connaught Bar since 2014, being mentored by Agostino Perrone and has worked her way up from waitress to her current role as bar manager, leading a team of 16.

Rory Eaton, 28 - Wine & Beverage Director, Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms

This year saw the Welsh restaurant Ynyshir, of Gareth Ward, crowned the UK's Best Restaurant at the National Restaurant Awards, so it's safe to say that the head sommelier is going to be one to respect. Despite being only 28, Eaton has led the restaurant's wine list for more than four years now.

Rachel Reid, 26 - General Manager, Bar Swift

Having originally joined Soho's Bar Swift, London, in 2019, Reid has since worked her way up to senior bartender at the hotspot voted 30th in the 2022 World's 50 Best Bars list. Now General Manager - at just 26 - Reid has progressed rapidly as a young woman in a male-dominated drinks industry.

Darcie Maher, 25 - Baker, The Palmerston

Edinburgh's The Palmerston is a popular hotspot for its sweet treats, all baked by Maher who serves up an ever-changing menu. With no formal training, Maher creates accomplished bakes such as fig leaf creme diplomats, chocolate and hazelnut escargots, and gorgeous pan aux raisins. She also has a popular Instagram page with over 22k followers where she regularly shares artistic pics of her bakes.


Discover the full CODE Hospitality 30 Under 30 list for 2022/23 here.