Alex Rushmer was head chef and owner of the Hole in the Wall. He believes in creating food which is light-hearted, delicious, accessible and sympathetic to the ingredients that he works with.

In 2010 Alex appeared on the BBC's flagship cookery show Masterchef, reaching the final and finishing the competition placed as a runner-up. In addition to wowing judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode, Alex cooked for some of the greatest chefs in the world and even Indian royalty during a stage set in Rajasthan.

Upon returning to real life Alex set his heart on running his own restaurant, and opened the Hole in the Wall in the summer of 2011.

Having closed the Hole in the Wall in June 2017, Alex is taking the summer off before the next project begins: watch this space.

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