Just the guy who cooks the food
Tom Sellers has an impressive CV, his journey driven by the ambition to work with the world’s best chefs. Tom’s culinary story started at the age of 16 when he landed his first job working in a pub. Recognising his talent, Tom was encouraged by his boss to work in London, where he managed to get a job in the kitchen of Tom Aikens.
Tom Sellers is a pioneer of the British culinary scene with over 13 years experience working in some of the world's best kitchens - including his own.
It was under Tom Aikens that Tom learned how to cook Michelin star standard food. Following those formative years, he then went on to work for two years at Per Se in New York under Thomas Keller.
Back in London Tom spent a few years at Trinity restaurant still cooking, but also learning about the business of restaurants. He then went to work at Noma in Copenhagen while it was recognised as the number one in the world, with chef Rene Redzepi. Tom was there for just over a year and he credits Rene with teaching him how to imagine.
Tom has huge admiration for his peers, who he credits with having shaped and guided him whilst giving him the skills and vision to be the extraordinary chef that he is now.
In 2013 Tom realised the dream that he has harboured for 10 years and opened Restaurant Story. At Story, Tom aspires to present his guests with the most intelligent, inspired and well delivered dining experience that they have ever had. The premise is simple; seeking to tell a story through the food they serve.
Restaurant Story gained its first Michelin star only five months after opening, a fine achievement for Tom who was 26 years old at the time.
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Restaurant Story is Tom's flagship restaurant and home. He created the concept when he was 19 and was finally able to realise his dream and open its doors at 26. It reflects everything Tom loves about food. He has proudly held a Michelin star at Story since 2013 and five AA Rosettes since September 2016.
Tom is also the Executive Chef of three-AA Rosette pub and restaurant, The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex. Set back in stunning countryside, the pub offers a warm, relaxing environment with seasonally-changing, cutting-edge British dishes.
Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival created by The Talented Mr. Fox AKA. Matt Whiley of the Peg + Patriot and, most recently, Scout in East London.
The lunch menu is priced at £80 and dinner is £150. A full drinks flight is also available and priced at £55 for lunch and £80 at dinner.
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