May 31, 2019
Tom started working in kitchens at the age of 16 and has never looked back… His career has taken him around the world, working for greats like Gordon Ramsay and Nuno Mendes in London, Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York and Neil Perry at Rockpool in Sydney.
It all came full circle back to London where Tom opened The Laughing Heart in Hackney with his business partner and wine guru, Charlie Mellor.
Tom’s food draws inspiration from his travels around the world, using seasonal British ingredients. He’s graced our screens on Great British Menu and has firmly established himself as ‘one to watch’ on the London food scene. I’m a big fan of his restaurant – it’s the type of place you can pop into for a glass of wine, have a festive dinner with friends or swing by after a night out for Tom’s late-night Chinese menu that hits all the right spots.
So, I headed over to The Laughing Heart to meet Tom and hear his story… we talk about his globe-trotting career as a chef, the world-class kitchens he’s worked in, and of course the Laughing heart and his glorious food.
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