Michelin Guide 2011

Category : News, Reviews, Work

After working under a number of amazing chefs in Michelin starred kitchens throughout my early career it is fair to say I look out for the guides release every January. It is considered by many, even after 100 long years, “The” premier restaurant guide. Whilst I haven’t made it into the guide this year a couple of my friends & former bosses have. I would like to pass on my congratulations to them.

Adam Simmonds who has achieved a star against his name at Danesfield House’s, Oak Room Restaurant.

Tom Kerridge, my old friend at The Hand & Flowers in Marlow for retaining his star.

My old bosses Daniel Clifford Midsummer House & Marcus Wareing for both retaining their second stars.

Also out of the UK guide in Spain another friend of mine Oriel Ivern earned his first star for his Barcelona eatery Hisop. Nice one Ori.

Last but not least Gordon Ramsay, the media have beaten him up a little this year, everybody needs to remember that he remains one of the top chefs in the country’s history. He has changed the entire culinary scene in the UK for the better and I like many other chefs am enormously thankful. We don’t see anyone in France beating on Paul Bocuse’s door for cooking what he believes in. I wish in this country we could be the same.

So a big congratulations to all that appeared in the guide this year and to those of us that didn’t, we’d better push on!