Simon Rimmer, chef and host of TV show Sunday Brunch, is in talks to open a new Manchester restaurant site.
Rimmer told the http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/restaurants-bars/simon-rimmer-could-next-celeb-5808459" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Manchester Evening News that he was considering the move, although the project would not open until next year.
It would be the latest in a spate of high-profile restaurant launches in Manchester, following Simon Rogan's arrival in The French in the Midland hotel, next month's opening of Manchester House where chef Aiden Byrne has joined forces with restaurant group Living Ventures, and James Martin's planned restaurant at the site of what was Linen in the Manchester235 casino.
Rimmer said: "Manchester has got a really good feel to it at the moment, there's a buoyancy and vibrancy in the food scene. With Simon open at The French, and Aiden opening Manchester House I think it's likely we'll have two Michelin star restaurants in the city this time next year."
Rimmer taught himself to cook before launching Greens, a vegetarian restaurant in West Didsbury in Manchester in 1990.
He has appeared on a host of TV programmes including, This Morning, UKTV's Great Food Live, and Channel 5's Breaking Into Tesco, when he mentored competitors attempting to get their food products sold in the supermarket chain.