Bains, Sat. Too Many Chiefs, Only One Indian. Face Publishing: Leeds, UK 2012.. 4to HC 400pp Indent
Sat Bains (Satwat Singh Bains) (1971 - ) began his career at the first of Raymond Blanc's brasseries 'Le Petit Blanc' in Oxford in 1996. He moved to 'L'Escargot' in London before being made the head chef at 'The Martins Arms' in Colston Basset, and then 'The Ashbourne Gallery' in Derbyshire.
Sat Bains won the 'Roux Scholarship' in 1999 and worked at the 3 Michelin-starred 'Restaurant Le Jardin des Sens' in the south of France. On his return to the UK Bains made head chef at the 'Hotel des Clos' in Nottingham, which then relaunched in 2002 as 'Restaurant Sat Bains at Hotel des Clos'.
The following year Restaurant Sat Bains recieved a Michelin Star and a 'Catey' for the Menu of the Year.
In 2006 Restaurant Sat Bains was awarded 4 'AA' rosettes, AA Restaurant of the year and featured in 'The Times' Top 10 UK Restaurants.
In 2007 Sat Bains won the 'BBC's Great British Menu', cooking at the British embassy in Paris - Sat's duck egg dish has since become a modern classic.
Sat Bains & his eponymous Restaurant have continued to garner awards and critical acclaim including:
UK Restaurant of the year by 'Observer Food Monthly awards'
- 5 AA rosettes by the AA Restaurant Guide
- Ranked No. 4 in top 100 UK restaurants in 'Restaurant' magazine awards
- Sat Bains awarded Chef's Chef of the Year'
- Sat Bains awarded Restaurant chef award by the Craft Guild of Chefs
- Sat Bains awarded an honorary degree in professional practice by the University of Derby for his commitment to hospitality and the culinary arts
- Restaurant Sat Bains was awarded 9 out of 10, and ranked at No. 3 in the 'Top 50 best UK restaurants' in 'Which?' good food guide
- Restaurant Sat Bains received 2 Michelin Stars
- Ranked 97th in the San Pellegrino - Top 100 Restaurants of the World
- Sat Bains was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree by the University of Nottingham