Tom Kitchin and his wife Michaela's restaurant, The Kitchin, quickly established itself as one of the finest places to eat in the country.
Tom Kitchin demonstrates a culinary CV that extends from early training at the Gleneagles Hotel to experience garnered from some of the world’s most renowned chefs and restaurants, including Pierre Koffmann and the 3-star La Tante Claire restaurant in London, 3-star Michelin restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris and Alain Ducasse's 3-star Michelin Le Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo.
Michaela Kitchin has a BSc Hons degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from University of Surrey and more than 15 years of hospitality experience having worked in her native Sweden, with Anton Mosimann in London, Savoy London, The Savoy Group and at the world-famous 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai before the couple settled in Tom's home town of Edinburgh.
Tom launched his debut book at The Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2009. From Nature to Plate: Seasonal Recipes from The Kitchin followed by his second book'Kitchin Suppers' in 2012, showcasing a fantastic range of recipes for home cooking.
Tom is Scotland’s youngest Michelin starred chef proprietor, having achieved a star aged only 29, and has become a well-known face on television, having appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, UKTV Food’s Market Kitchen and in BBC2’s successful series, The Great British Menu. Tom has on many occasions joined some of the UK’s most renowned chefs on the Masterchef Final Chef’s Table panel as a judge.
In June 2012, Tom received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree from Edinburgh Napier University for his significant contribution to Scottish Food Culture.