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Sam Grainger Biography – Sam Grainger Wiki

Sam Grainger is a chef and owner of several restaurants, including Belzan (his flagship restaurant in Liverpool), Madre an authentic Mexican taqueria residing in the Royal Albert Dock, and a street food Mexican and chicken restaurant based in ‘Escape to Freight Island’ in Manchester.

Grainger started working in kitchens at a very young age. His love for food stemmed from living with his West Indian grandfather, who taught him the fundamentals of cooking.

He then travelled worldwide, including to Australia and Asia, where he learnt his craft. Sam’s cooking style is super seasonal and always has an Asian influence in his dishes. He focuses on using British produce, interwoven with Japanese and European ingredients and techniques.

Grainger is a chef patron at the critically acclaimed Belzan in Liverpool, a small neighbourhood restaurant serving an eclectic mix of dishes inspired by places he’s been and people he’s met. With a focus being on British produce interwoven with Japanese/European ingredients and techniques, Belzan also holds a yearly collaboration series with the country’s best chefs. From this Madre was born, a Mexican taqueria in partnership with London-based Breddos tacos. Madre resides in the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool and Escape to freight island in Manchester.

Sam Grainger Age

Chef Sam Grainger was born and bred in Liverpool, England. He was born Samuel Robert Grainger in October 1990.

Sam Grainger Great British Menu

Liverpool-born and bred Sam Grainger appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu in 2023, representing the north-west region. His menu for the competition has him paying homage to Beano comic Dennis the Menace, and children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

He announced he was taking part in the series, writing, “catch me on @greatbritishmenu this year representing the North West!”

He is competing with Danielle Heron, Head Chef at Osma, Laszlo Nagy, Former Chef Patron at Hypha, and Caroline Martins, owner of the Sao Paulo Project.


He is of British nationality.


Grainger’s Instagram handle is @gringlepie.