Chef Appreciation Week

September 13, 2021

The 12th to the 18th September 2021 marks Chef Appreciation Week, so we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce some of the talented chefs that we work with in our hospitality facilities across some of our greatest sporting events. Food is an integral part of any event and is an element that guests place such a great importance on. Chefs are the driving force behind the delicious and beautifully presented food, where their dedication, creativity, and passion for cooking shines through every dish they create, constantly testing their artistic flare to produce innovate menus. 


Chef Tom Kerridge in The Lock hospitality facility at Twickenham Stadium   

Tom Kerridge

Tom Kerridge is a 2 Michelin-star chef who owns a number of renowned restaurants in the UK, gaining his first Michelin-star within a year of opening his restaurant, The Hand & Flowers. Tom is the chef at The Lock restaurant at Twickenham Stadium, where his focus is on combining both food and rugby to create an authentic and experiential offering. This multi-experiential facility provides guests with a classic four-course British inspired menu, combined with tastes from the opposing nation to create a unique dining experience, all served with a contemporary twist. 


Tom Sellers

Tom Sellers is Chef Patron of 2 Michelin-star Restaurant Story and will be the chef working on our new immersive and progressive hospitality experience, The Treehouse - launching at The Championships, Wimbledon 2022. Tom has trained with some of the world’s greatest chefs, including René Redzepi at noma and Tom Aikens. At Restaurant Story, he uses fresh, seasonal, British ingredients to create his menu, supported by a narrative that brings his inspiration and vision for each plate to life. At The Treehouse, Tom will be creating an innovative menu of roaming plates which offer a fun, modern take on traditional dishes designed to enhance the sociable and relaxed atmosphere.


Chef Tom Sellers at Restaurant Story cooking in The Treehouse at Wimbledon

Thomas Rhodes Executive Head Chef at Twickenham Stadium


Thomas Rhodes

Thomas Rhodes has been the Executive Head Chef at Twickenham Stadium for almost 3 years and oversees our hospitality facilities such as The East Wing at the venue, ensuring guests are provided with the highest quality culinary experience possible. Thomas has over 15 years’ experience working with many top chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, and demonstrates his culinary excellence at every game day. While Tom has been vegan since 2019, his favourite dish to cook is still steak and chips - even if he can’t eat it! 



Emily & Michel Roux Jr.

Michel Roux Jr. is a 2 Michelin-star chef at Le Gavroche restaurant in London. The father and daughter duo are chefs in The Lawn facility at The Championships, Wimbledon. Michel and Emily deliver an elaborate four course á la carte menu and traditional Wimbledon afternoon tea for guests attending the facility. At the 2021 Championships, the Roux’s created an elaborate seafood platter with lobster, prawns, smoked salmon, muscles in garlic and parsley and lemon dressed crab, followed by a selection of delicious deserts including marble guanaja chocolate and berry trifle. 

Michel Roux Jr and Emily Roux cooking at Le Gavroche Restaurant

Food by chef Tom Kerridge at The Lock in Twickenham Stadium


Our fantastic chefs make all our experiences extra special and memorable at our events, constantly striving to push their creative capabilities to ensure guests have the greatest culinary experience possible.


Find out more about our experiences and The Championships, Wimbledon here, and Twickenham Stadium here.





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