Mark Edwards is executive chef of the Michelin-starred Nobu London, the first restaurant to be opened outside the USA by the celebrated Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, and its younger sister Nobu Berkeley Street, which also holds a Michelin star. Edwards also has overall responsibility for all Nobus and Matsuhisa restaurants outside of the US and plays a key role in setting up the kitchens and training staff at all new Nobus that have opened since 1997.
Teaming up with Nobu Matsuhisa, Edwards trained in California before opening Nobu London as a Concession in the Metropolitan Hotel on London’s Park Lane in February 1997. Ubon by Nobu opened in Canary Wharf in November 2000, followed by Nobu Berkeley Street in August 2005. Edwards has also co-authored a Nobu cookbook, Nobu West, which was published in 2006.
Edwards mans the pass on a daily basis, and his interpretation of Matsuhisa’s modern Japanese fusion cuisine secured Michelin stars for Nobu London in 1998 and Nobu Berkeley in 2006 along with three AA rosettes for Ubon by Nobu.