The Elephant Brasserie

Simon Hulstone
The Elephant Brasserie

The Elephant Brasserie

  • Three Rosettes

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3-4 Beacon Terrace
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 2BH
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Simon Hulstone

Simon Hulstone’s career has been greatly influenced by his father Roger, who was executive chef at the luxury Imperial Hotel in Torquay when he was growing up. From the age of 14 he was working alongside his father in the kitchen, accompanying him to Ecole Lenôtre (a professional French culinary school in Paris) when he took chefs there to train. He told us: ‘Life was always a bit different in that my dad was always at work. I actually became a chef because of that, as it was easy to get a job because he always had ones going … So it was my first job, but also gave me an opportunity to see more of dad I suppose. I just enjoyed the camaraderie and the fun of it all.’

He apprenticed at Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon, working under Freddy Jones – a top competition chef who often competed against Simon Hulstone’s father. Inspired and encouraged to enter himself – now battling against his dad – from the age of 16 he was cooking competitively, a pastime which helped propel Simon Hulstone forward in his professional development and cheffing career.

Simon Hulstone