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Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf

Tom Aikens
Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf

Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf

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11 Westferry Circus
London
E14 4HD
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Tom Aikens

Hailing from a little village in Norfolk, Tom Aikens grew up in a house with fruit and vegetables growing in the garden and a family who treated Sunday lunch with reverence. Baking was his mother’s forte, and Tom Aikens started baking in the kitchen by the age of eight and making family meals by 12. He tells The Telegraph: “Mummy’s home cooking was the reason I became a chef; that and the restaurants we went to in France, visiting vineyards with my father during the school holidays. I knew I wanted to be a chef from the age of 12.” Raised with a respect for fresh, seasonal ingredients, Tom Aikens and his twin brother were helping out with the gardening aged six or seven, growing and picking, but also making chutneys and jams.

His father and grandfather were in the wine business and his family spent a lot of their holidays in France, staying in their converted barn in the Auvergne region and visiting wineries as they travelled, which exposed him to regional French cuisine at a young age. He tells The Guardian: “I might even choose to eat my final meal just off one of those rural country roads. I love open spaces, and they are always enhanced by fresh, simple food.”

Tom Aikens