Tom Booton, 26, is head chef of the relaunched Grill at the Dorchester. The 2019 Acorn award winner, previously head chef of Alyn Williams at the Westbury, tells Emma Lake about being a part of the Dorchester legacy
At 26, you’re the youngest person to be appointed head chef of the Grill at the Dorchester in its history. How does that feel?
I don’t think age has much to do with it. I’m still very young, but I’ve been cooking for 12 years professionally; 12 years for most people in a job is quite a long time! I’ve been a head chef before. This is a new challenge, but it’s a good challenge.
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