Michelin Starred Chef
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Michelin starred chef Tom was an instant hit with TV viewers on his show Proper Pub Food. He has since become a bestselling author, and has his own popular food and music festival, Pub In The Park.
Tom Kerridge joined culinary school in Cheltenham at the age of eighteen, where he first fell in love with the industry. His kitchen career started in country houses and hotels across Gloucestershire where he worked as a junior chef. In his early twenties, Tom moved to London to work with the likes of Philip Britton, Gary Rhodes, and Steven Bull from whom he learnt and grew his skillset.
He later became the head chef of Adlards, a Michelin starred fine dining restaurant that served modern British food. Tom’s restaurant journey began at The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, where he and his wife Beth turned the run-down pub into a Michelin starred gastropub. The Hand and Flowers soon became a huge success. It has two Michelin stars, making it the first gastropub to receive two stars in Michelin history.
The success led to the opening of its sister pub The Coach, which similarly serves refined British classics and became renowned for its high quality of food and cosy atmosphere. The Coach followed suit as it grew in culinary acclaim, achieving its first Michelin star. You can also find Tom at The Bull & Bear in Manchester, Kerridge’s Bar and Grill in London, and The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow, Tom’s traditional butchers’ shop that serves the highest quality meat prepared by expert butchers.
Tom is a great character with amazing presence, obvious warmth, and an infectious laugh, so it wasn’t a surprise when he landed his own TV show. The popular BBC Two series Proper Pub Food became an overnight success with excellent ratings. Tom’s fan base grew weekly as the series was broadcast. Accompanying the show Tom’s first book of the same title became a best seller. He then presented his second series, Best Ever Dishes, which again proved extremely popular, along with his bestselling book of the same title.
He has also presented includes Bake Off Crème De La Crème, The Food Detectives, The Best of British Takeaways, and Food and Drink. Tom has appeared on Market Kitchen, MasterChef the Professionals, numerous Saturday Kitchen’s, and has competed and won the main course twice on Great British Menu.
Tom is all about the eating experience. This led him to fuse his love for food, music, and good beer, into his own festival Pub in The Park. It has become the UK’s biggest celebration of food and music, featuring award-winning restaurants, live music, and, of course, great food.
Tom’s book Tom’s Table quickly topped the best seller charts. Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet followed suit, soaring to the top of all hardback non-fiction books. With his TV series proving popular, Tom produced accompanying books – many of which became best-sellers. Lose Weight for Good held the top spot for the most successful January hardback since publishing records began. His book Real Life Recipes, Tom cuts out all the recipes you don’t need, and focuses on the food that really matters for busy households.
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