The Dorchester has announced the appointment of the youngest ever head chef in the restaurant’s 88 year history, 26 year old Tom Booton.
Tom’s arrival marks the next chapter for The Grill at The Dorchester under the direction of fresh talent. Over the coming months Tom will be behind the scenes, making way to put his own stamp on the legendary dining room and its menus, with the unveiling anticipated for early October.
One of London’s finest young chefs, Tom joins from his role as head chef at Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury. Beginning his career at the age of 15, Tom’s talent saw him ascend the ranks at leading restaurants including: Le Talbooth; L’Autre Pied and Dabbous.
Regional Director UK & General Manager of The Dorchester, Robert Whitfield comments: “Tom Booton’s talent and energy provide a formidable match in re-affirming The Grill at The Dorchester’s position as a leading London dining classic. 2019 marks a new culinary chapter for The Dorchester, with the recent appointment of Stefan Trepp, our first executive chef in twenty years, and this autumn’s re-launch of The Grill under Tom’s watch.”
Joining in this new chapter of The Grill at The Dorchester, Kieran McLoughlin has been appointed as general manager, joining from Hide restaurant this August, and Adam Nevin has joined to support Tom in kitchen as sous chef.
H&C News would like to congratulate Tom and we look forward to reporting on culinary developments at The Grill at The Dorchester under his direction.