Tim Anderson is a chef, restaurateur, and food writer based in London. Tim’s cooking is primarily informed by his American heritage and his love for regional Japanese food, but it also draws on a personal history of worldwide culinary tourism and a keen interest in modernist cuisine. Millions watched Tim emerge victorious on BBC1’s MasterChef in 2011, and he has since enjoyed an exciting career in the world of food. As a development chef and consultant, he has had the pleasure and privilege of working for a diverse range of clients including Google, Unilever, BrewDog, Oral-B, Citroën, Twinings, KitchenAid, and the Japanese National Tourism Organization.
A leading voice in the UK on Japanese gastronomy, Tim is the proprietor of the Japanese soul food restaurant Nanban in Brixton and is the author of three cookbooks on Japanese cuisine: Nanban: Japanese Soul Food, JapanEasy, and the upcoming Tokyo Stories. Tim’s writing has appeared in Olive, Delicious, The Telegraph and The Guardian, and he is also a longtime regular panelist on BBC Radio 4’s food show The Kitchen Cabinet.
Tim currently lives in Lewisham with his wife Laura, daughter Tig, and FIV-positive cat Baloo.