Tom Aikens is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational British chefs. His remarkable career has taken him to David Cavalier’s in Battersea, Pierre Koffmann’s La Tante Claire, Joel Robuchon in Paris, Gerard Boyer’s in Reims and Pied-à-Terre in London to name a few. At the latter Tom became the youngest ever British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars, aged just 26. Tom opened his successful eponymous restaurant Tom Aikens (2003-2014), which received one Michelin star in 2004 and a second star in 2008. Its little sister Tom’s Kitchen, a British Brasserie-style farm-to-table concept, first opened in Chelsea in 2006, before expanding to Canary Wharf (2013) and St Katherine’s Docks (2014). The fifth site, and the group’s international flagship, opened in Istanbul in 2013.