Tom Aikens

Tom Aikens is a British Michelin-starred chef based in London. His restaurants include Muse in Belgravia, Tom's at The Langham Hotel in Jarkata, and Edition Hotel eateries The Jade Room (Tokyo), Alba Terrace, The Oak Room, and Market (Abu Dhabi). Aikens has published several cookbooks, including Cooking (2006) and Easy (2011), and appeared on food TV shows such as Iron Chef UK and Great British Menu. 


At the age of 16, Tom Aikens entered catering school at the highly regarded Norwich College. He landed his first job at Cavaliers in Battersea where he impressed chef/owner David Cavalier with his passion and hard work. This led to an opportunity to work under chef Pierre Koffman at the three-Michelin-starred La Tante Claire and eventually with Richard Neat at Pied à Terre and Joël Robuchon in Paris. After returning to London and taking over Pied à Terre, Aikens became the youngest chef awarded two Michelin stars. He went on to open a variety of restaurant concepts, from fine dining to gastropub over the last two decades. He launched his 25-seat fine dining restaurant Muse in 2020, which was awarded its first Michelin star a year later. 


Tom Aikens earned an advanced catering diploma from Norwich College.

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