We are pleased to announce that Matt Cheal has now been promoted and is now taking on the role of Head Chef at Simpsons.
Why not join us for a 'Taste of Simpsons' on Saturday 1st or Saturday 15th June for dinner and enjoy our Tasting Menu.
As many of you may know, in January Simpsons’ head chef Adam Bennett and sous chef, Kristian Curtis took part in the world’s largest and most prestigious culinary competition and they did us proud!
Unless you have been to the Bocuse d’Or you cannot begin to appreciate the atmosphere and tension which builds up inside the auditorium as supporters generate as much noise as possible to cheer on their candidates.
Despite the pressure of cooking for a jury of some of the world’s most recognised chefs in front of a crowd of thousands, our chefs kept their calm. Adam and Kristian put in a star performance, the best yet by a UK team, placing fourth and just six points off the podium. To top it all they collected the special prize for best meat platter and Kristian became the first UK chef to win the best commis prize.
We’d like to thank everyone who has given their support to Adam and Kristian over the last few months and everyone who has since congratulated them on their success. We’ve always known that our kitchen is full of talented chefs but it’s good to have that confirmed by an international panel of esteemed judges.
See how Adam, and sous chef Kristian Curtis got on in Chef Adam's Bocuse Blog
Classes running on a Saturday. Cookery School Vouchers available.
We are throughout the year also offering Mid-week Corporate Cookery School packages.
Our Head Chef Matt Cheal runs our very popular cookery school classes, offering valuable hints & tips on perfecting your skills in the kitchen together with the opportunity of seeing first hand the skills, dedication and passion that goes into preparing each and every dish here at Simpsons.
For more information, please contact our Chef Tutor by email.More about our cookery school day Here
One of our own home grown chefs, Kristian Curtis, junior Chef de Partie of Simpsons Restaurant, Birmingham who won British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year 2011 has once again achieved success. This time Kristian has passed the Craft Guild of Chefs 2012 Graduate Awards Exam.
The names of five young chefs who passed the rigorous examinations of the Craft Guild of Chefs annual Graduate Awards examinations to become graduates, were announced at a special 10th anniversary awards lunch at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 18th Sept 2012.
To become a graduate an 85% pass mark was the goal and all scored highly, with Kristian achieving the 2nd highest mark at 88 %.
The Graduate Awards take what chefs under the age of 23 have learnt at college and started to hone in the workplace to the next level. "They have earned respect and recognition over the years, with top chefs including the likes of Raymond Blanc acknowledging what they stand for and graduates taking a pride in mentioning their award in CVs and biographies."
Congratulation Kristian from all the team at Simpsons