Tom Kerridge’s career started in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 2005, with his pub The Hand and Flowers. After much growth and diversification, The Hand and Flowers became the first pub to receive two Michelin stars in 2011. Also run by the Hand and Flowers team is the nearby intimate dining room, The Shed, seating only nine people. In 2014, the business expanded further with the opening of The Coach, which was awarded its own Michelin star in 2017. In October 2017, Tom then opened The Butcher's Tap in Marlow, a fully functioning butchers and pub, all under one roof. Tom also launched his first London restaurant in 2018 at Corinthia Hotel London.
In 2009, Tom first appeared on TV as a competitor on The Great British Menu. The chef went on to win not one but two seasons in a row of the BBC Two show, first cooking at a banquet for The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles and then cooking for a banquet in Leadenhall Market in the City of London. Kerridge’s series Lose Weight for Good aired shortly after, followed by the Lose Weight for Good recipe book, which was published in 2017. Other best-selling cookbooks Tom has authored include Proper Pub Food, Best Ever Dishes, Tom’s Table and Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet, a personal story of recipes that reflect his journey to losing over ten stone in the past three years.
Tom has recently worked on a number of successful and innovative events, including pop-ups and festivals such as The Pop Up Picture House and Pub In The Park, and has launched a cookware range with Fenwick.