National Chef of the Year Freddie Forster to join Prescott & Conran's Boundary as head chef

13 July 2012 by
National Chef of the Year Freddie Forster to join Prescott & Conran's Boundary as head chef

Freddie Forster, the current National Chef of the Year, is to join Prescott & Conran's Boundary in east London as head chef.

Forster will join the Peter Prescott and Sir Terence Conran owned restaurant, café and hotel in Shoreditch on 23 July. He has left his position as head chef at Italian restaurant Nuovo in Essex's Buckhurst Hill.

Housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, the Boundary, which opened in 2008 as Prescott & Conran's first project, includes three restaurants and bars, 12 individually designed guest bedrooms, plus five suites, a food store and a bakery. The company also owns Lutyens on Fleet Street.

Forster, who is one of just four chefs to have won both the National Chef of the Year and the Roux Scholarship, will oversee the Boundary restaurant in the basement of the property as well as the rooftop from next summer.

Commenting on his new role, Forster said he was very excited to join Boundary. "Nouvo was never going to materialise into what I wanted it to but you have to be loyal to the people who help you even if it's detrimental to yourself," he said.

"But I am now at a point where I want to go further in my career and Boundary is a beautiful restaurant."

Forster's CV includes stints at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Gordon Ramsay's Aubergine, Le Gavroche and the Ritz, as well as the three-Michelin-starred La Côte d'Or under the late Bernard Loiseau, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, and Le Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai.

The comeback kid - National Chef of the Year Freddie Forster >>

Craft Guild of Chefs announces national Chef of the Year finalists >>

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn]( here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

[Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking