Tom Kerridge

Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred celebrity chef

Tom Kerridge is a celebrated English Michelin-starred chef who has been dazzling the professional cooking scene since 1991. His French, British, and fusion style cooking has created delicious, much loved recipes over the years that has earned his pubs multiple Michelin stars. Like many other celebrity chefs he’s also explored other creative industries by being a child actor starring in several small television parts, until the age of 18 where he then attended culinary school. In 2005, he and his wife Beth Cullen-Kerridge opened their gastropub The Hand & Flowers, which gained its first Michelin star in its opening year. 

By 2012, it received its second Michelin star and Tom has since opened a restaurant in London at the Corinthia Hotel London in 2018, as well as The Butchers Tap, a butchers and pub all under one roof. His work within television has continued also to grow over the years featuring in our favourite cooking shows such as Saturday Kitchen, Great British Menu, Top of the Shop, How To Lose Weight For Good and BBC2's Food and Drink.

Kerridge's love for cooking started when he had to cook for himself and his younger brother after school while his mother was at work. Kerridge also found Marco Pierre White's White Heat cookbook inspiring, and states that it encouraged him to pursue a career as a chef. Although Kerridge has had infinite success, he describes himself as "not a Michelin star kind of guy", which influenced him originally to open a gastropub and wanted to be known for his recipes that are delicious, healthy comfort food. His recipes such as chicken pho and indulgent smoked pastrami burger, are just some of our favourite recipes of his, that we know are easy crowd pleasers that all the family will love.

Latest articles by Tom Kerridge