Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Steve Smith has a knack for bringing Michelin stars to each of the restaurants in which he has been installed as Head Chef. Working to a produce-orientated ethos, Smith uses modern technique and equipment to perform miracles with the humblest of ingredients.

Steve Smith’s first Michelin star was achieved at Gordleton Mill in Hampshire at the tender age of 24. He had risen to the position of head chef after initially working under the legendary Jean-Christophe Novelli. From here, further Michelin recognition followed as head chef at Holbeck Ghyll, Guellers and Seaham Hall, also winning 2 ‘Hats’ (the Australian equivalent to a Michelin star) whilst working in Melbourne.

His tenure at the idyllic Burlington restaurant – situated within The Devonshire Country House Hotel, Yorkshire - was equally successful. Under Smith's stewardship the restaurant won a Michelin star - retaining it each year - and was awarded 4 AA rosettes, making The Burlington the most rated restaurant in Yorkshire. His next home was Bohemia, Jersey, where he took over from legendary chef, Shaun Rankin. A chef could not ask for more conducive surroundings than Jersey: the island is blessed with an abundance of fine produce, the tools needed for any fine chef to express their talent fully.

In 2020, Steve moved from Jersey to The Latymer, a very famous restaurant in Surrey which has a long history of Michelin stars. In 2021, Steve won his own there, cementing his reputation as a star-winner and all-round excellent chef.