Happy 50th Birthday to Tom Kerridge - the celebrity chef, restaurateur and author who is known for his love of comfort food!
Tom was born in Salisbury, England on 27th July 1973. After studying hotel management at college, he worked in some of the country's top establishments such as The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in London and Buckland Manor near Broadway.
He then began his own catering business which allowed him to devote himself to creating innovative dishes with traditional British ingredients. This led to the opening of his first restaurant, The Hand & Flowers, in 2012. In that same year he published his first cookbook: Tom’s Table: My Favourite Everyday Recipes. It went on to become a best-seller, cementing Tom’s reputation as one of the UK’s top culinary talents.
This recognition was further cemented when The Hand & Flowers became the first pub to be awarded two Michelin stars in January 2011. This made Tom the only chef outside London to have achieved this feat!
Tom is now known worldwide for his cooking demonstrations and cookbooks, which are enjoyed by people at all levels of expertise. He also runs ten restaurants across England, including his flagship establishment - The Coach - situated on London's Kings Road.
As he celebrates turning 50 years old, we take a moment to reflect on some of Tom’s achievements over the past decade or so: two Michelin stars, six books, a number of television series and he’s even received an MBE from the Queen!
So if you know someone who is turning 50 years old soon, why not treat them to some of Tom Kerridge's amazing recipes? Plus a copy of our 50th Birthday Game
, obviously! It'll be sure to impress even the toughest food connoisseur! Happy Birthday Tom - we hope your celebrations are as tasty as your food!
All the best for your 50th birthday Tom!