Five Brighton MET Superchefs
Ben – the College’s ‘Golden Alumni’ award winner in 2012 – opened The Gingerman Restaurant in Norfolk Square in 1998. It remains the highest rated restaurant in Brighton. The Gingerman Group has since expanded to include acclaimed pub venues The Ginger Pig, The Ginger Fox and The Ginger Dog which have featured in the Michelin Guide and gained rave reviews in the national press.
At just 22, former Catering student Isaac has teamed up with two fellow ex-students (George Thomas and Nima Karam) to launch a highly successful new pop-up restaurant ‘Isaac at Gloucester Street’ with an emphasis on locally-sourced, organic and free-range produce.
Last year, Simon became Franchisee/Head Chef of the Preston Park Tavern’s kitchen at the age of just 24, having been head-hunted by the pub’s general manager. Simon was also a Sussex Young Chef of the Year finalist in 2010.
Armand won the Roux Scholarship, widely respected as the most prestigious competition in the UK for young chefs aged 22 to 30. The judging panel who chose Armand as the winner included Gary Rhodes, Brian Turner and Heston Blumenthal. He is now Chef de Cuisine at London’s ultra-chic Hotel Café Royal.
This year, former Catering student Dan was made Head Chef at popular Sussex pub The Crabtree Inn at the age of just 23. The pub, in the pretty village of Lower Beeding near Horsham, has been building up an excellent local reputation in recent times with rave reviews on Trip Advisor and an ever-growing customer-base. Dan was also one of three grand finalists in the Sussex Young Chef of the Year competition earlier this year.