The Dorchester appoints head chef

The Dorchester appoints head chef

The Dorchester has appointed its new head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester.

Essex-born Tom Booton (pictured left), who is 26 years old, is the youngest head chef in the restaurant’s 88-year history.

Over the coming months, he will be developing the dining room menus, with the unveiling anticipated for early October.

Booton joins from his role as head chef at Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury. Beginning his career at the age of 15, his talent saw him climb the ranks at restaurants including Le Talbooth, L’Autre Pied and Dabbous.

Robert Whitfield, regional director UK and general manager of The Dorchester, says: “Tom Booton’s talent and energy provide a formidable match in re-affirming The Grill at The Dorchester’s position as a leading London dining classic. 2019 marks a new culinary chapter for The Dorchester, with the recent appointment of Stefan Trepp, our first executive chef in twenty years, and this autumn’s re-launch of The Grill under Tom’s watch.”

Other recent appointment announcements at The Grill at The Dorchester include Kieran McLoughlin (pictured middle) as general manager, joining from Hide restaurant this August and Adam Nevin who has joined to support Booton in kitchen as sous chef.