Tom Dimelow, Restaurant Manager grew up in North Devon. Leaving school early to help his parents in their popular family catering business, his true potential was spotted by a local country house hotel and he was encouraged to join their kitchen brigade as a Commis Chef. He continued his professional training, studying cookery and customer service at college in Barnstaple. Shortly afterwards Tom moved to London and worked with Angela Hartnett in Mayfair’s Michelin starred Murano as a Commis Sommelier.
Undoubtedly this experience sealed his future within the hospitality industry and following a move to The Vineyard at Stockcross, Tom was offered a place on the prestigious ‘Ten Out of Ten’ management training programme, supported by Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein and of course Andrew Stembridge of Chewton Glen and Cliveden House. Tom successfully completed his management training programme and joined the team full time at Chewton Glen as a Duty Manager and Deputy Restaurant Manager. Tom’s enthusiasm and passion for excellent customer service will be a tremendous asset in his new role as Restaurant Manager of The Kitchen.