Two of today’s most respected chefs, Clare Smyth and Anne-Sophie Pic are preparing to host a dinner in celebration of International Women’s Day at 2 Michelin starred restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth.
Host, Clare Smyth is an internationally acclaimed chef being the first and only female chef to run a three Michelin-star restaurant in the UK, while she was Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
Smyth grew up on a farm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Since moving to England at the age of 16, she has worked with an uncompromising devotion to her craft, training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world.
In her time as Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea’s Hospital Road, her many awards included: 10/10 in the Good Food Guide, five AA rosettes and an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.
Anne-Sophie Pic is currently one of the most celebrated chefs in the world, being the only female chef in France to hold three Michelin stars for her family restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence. Her London restaurant, La Dame de Pic received two stars in the 2020 Michelin Guide.
For one evening only, the two chefs will welcome guests to a celebration of women in the restaurant industry. Combining their talents, creativity and teamwork, they will each showcase a selection of signature dishes as part of the six course tasting menu, interacting with guests throughout the evening.
Clare Smyth said of the forthcoming collaboration: “It is an honour to have Anne-Sophie and her team join us in the kitchen at Core. I look forward working with her to create an amazing experience for our guests celebrating women in the hospitality industry.”
Anne-Sophie Pic was equally enthusiastic saying: “I shared an amazing time with Clare Smyth last year. I welcomed her in La Dame de Pic London and let her be part of my universe; now it’s my turn to be heading to Core and be a part of hers. The evening is so meaningful as we celebrate women in the hospitality industry, and I’m thrilled to be working together with Clare again.”