Most recently, Tom has been presenting BBC2’s new series Bake Off Crème De La Crème which saw some of the country’s top pastry chefs compete, creating elaborate pastries and desserts. Tom is also part of the team on BBC2’s The Food Detectives, helping people improve their cooking skills.
In 2014, Tom presented his second series, Best Ever Dishes which again proved extremely popular, along with his bestselling book of the same title. Tom also took on the challenge of opening another restaurant, The Coach, which is also in Marlow.
The Coach is a relaxed modern pub, open all day, every day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and pub snacks. The Coach has a no reservations policy and has enabled more visitors than ever to taste Tom’s incredible take on traditional pub food.
Tom also took on hosting BBC2’s flagship cookery show Food and Drink. Tom cooked alongside other TV heavyweight chefs, championing seasonable produce and creating dishes accessible to everyone at home every Friday night on BBC2.
In 2015, Tom’s book, Tom’s Table was published and topped the best seller charts, Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet followed in 2017 and soared to No.1 across all Hardback non-fiction books; it has remained a best-selling title ever since. The book follows Tom’s personal weight loss journey and is filled with recipes that helped Tom to lose an incredible 76kg!
Tom then wrote a second diet book, Lose Weight for Good, published in January 2018, which had an accompanying TV series for BBC2. This book has been a smash hit success, topping the best seller charts for months to become the highest selling January hardback book since publishing records began!
Fresh Start was published in December 2018, also with an accompanying series on BBC2. In the series Tom recruits eight families keen to change their lives for the better, helping them discover that cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients will make them healthier, fitter and happier.
Prior to having his own show, Tom appeared on shows such as Market Kitchen, MasterChef the Professionals, Saturday Kitchen and has competed and won the main course twice on BBC2’s Great British Menu. No-one else has ever won twice!
Tom’s first catering job was a stint as a commis chef at Calcot Manor in Gloucestershire. He also worked for Stephen Bull and Gary Rhodes before joining Odette’s in Primrose Hill. After a spell at Monsieur Max in Hampton, he moved to Norwich to take over running the Michelin starred restaurant Adlards.
Tom is the presenter of ‘Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good’ on BBC 2 which aired in January 2018.