Brian Turner's early mentor was the late food writer and broadcaster Michael Smith. The popular TV chef has worked at, and launched, many restaurants in London. Most notably, Brian opened The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair, which was a stamping ground for chefs including Gary Rhodes, Shaun Hill and Paul Merrett.
In 2002, Brian was awarded a CBE for his services to the catering industry. Brian currently does not operate any restaurants – he concentrates on consulting and charity work, and appearing at food events.