Simon Hodgson

CHEF

Simon Hodgson trained as a Chef at the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts and went on to work all over the Country for many years with some famous brands namely Berni Inns and Greenalls before taking on his own pub restaurants in the Southwest near Taunton, Somerset and Yarcombe in Devon.

In 1995 he was awarded the title National Pub Chef of the Year and has since gone on to give cooking demonstrations at numerous trade shows. Until recently he sat on the judging panel for Southwest Young Chef of the Year. Simon also worked with the team who created the first 'Farm to Table' concept in Europe and was based in León, Spain.

Simon Rigby

FRONT OF HOUSE

Simon Rigby is a former journalist, food writer and Marketeer. He has also published a curry cookbook with Curry King Abdul Salam. These days he is either building and promoting brands for a host of high profile businesses or searching out unusual restaurants and sampling fine wines from around the globe…. all in the interests of research of course!