Andreas Antona ~ Meet the man behind Birmingham’s Restaurant Revival...
Simpsons Restaurant as we know it, was created by Michelin chef-patron, restaurateur and mentor to so many Birmingham chefs, Andreas Antona. First achieving his Michelin status in his ‘Simply Simpsons’ Restaurant, located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. He has recently returned to Kenilworth with his new venture Beef Restaurant. More about that later, but what maketh the man and Simpsons as you see it today?
Andreas earliest memories are of kitchens
He was born into a Greek-Cypriot family with a café in London’s Westbourne Grove. As a child he was taught the all-important chef’s skill – how to use a knife – and went on to slice mushrooms, blanch and skin tomatoes and even cooking steak and chips. Like most chefs of their generation his father and grandfather had no formal training, but just picked up things as they went along.