We learned this morning that two of Heston Blumenthal’s chefs from The Fat Duck, were killed in a car accident in Hong Kong.

Chefs  Ivan Jorge, 34, and Carl Lindgren, 30, died alongside their driver Wong Kim-Chung, 53, after  their taxi was  crushed between two buses.

The chefs had been in Hong Kong with Jonny Lake, head chef of The Fat  Duck, to promote a new Heston Blumenthal restaurant.

A spokesman for the Fat Duck confirmed two “uniquely talented” senior chefs had been killed in the accident, understood to have happened while they were with a team from the three Michelin-starred restaurant cooking a series of special meals at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the city.

Our condolences go to their families, friends and colleagues.