Heart of the Batter

August 25, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

You probably haven’t heard of Des McDonald.

He’s the former head chef of legendary restaurant The Ivy, in London’s Covent garden.

Fish & Chips

It was a surprise then, when McDonald decided to open a fish and chip chop in North London.

The shop has a salvaged appearance, the seating area looks second hand and the menu is very simple – there’s no evidence of the owners glamorous past.

But if Winston Churchill had ever opened a fish and chip shop this would be it.

This is real, life affirming food at its finest.

From cooking just about everything, McDonald has perfected one thing and business is booming….. food for thought?


  1. Two old men sitting on a park bench. One says to the other, “Did you know you’ve got a suppository in your ear.” ” Now I know where I put my hearing aid,” his friend replies.
  2. Last week I saw a man playing “Dancing Queen” on a didgeridoo. I thought, “That’s aboriginal.”
  3. A policeman came up to me and said I’d like to ask you a few questions as part of a murder that took place in your street. “Where were you between 4 and 6?” “Primary school,” I replied.
  4. Following the sad death of Luciano Pavarotti, the Three Tenors will now be known as Twenty Quid.

Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. www.sunilbali.com

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