Tim Anderson is a chef, food writer, and MasterChef champion. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tim studied Japanese food culture at university and lived in Japan for two years. After moving to London, he won MasterChef in 2011, which catapulted him into a position as one of the UK's most prominent voices on Japanese food, American food, and craft beer. He has operated the pop-up Japanese restaurant Nanban since 2013, which has inspired a book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food. Tim's restaurant of the same name, opened in the heart of Brixton at the end of 2015, and has been widely supported by critics and customers alike.