Simon Hulstone’s culinary career set off to a flying start. As a young, budding chef, Simon had several World Junior titles to his name and until 2011, he was the only British chef to win gold in the World Skills Awards.

In 2003, Simon was awarded the Roux scholarship for young chefs and went on to win the National Chef of the Year award in 2008.

Since heading up the team at The Elephant, Simon has added another award to his already well-decorated chefs toque: a prestigious Michelin star which he was awarded, and still maintains today, in 2006. 

Outside of his restaurant duties, Simon has worked as an ambassador for some of the world’s best known brands, including British Airways, Electrolux, Kikkoman and Steelite.

In 2012, Simon worked with Heston Blumenthal to create a menu for British Airways passengers during the Olympics and Paralympics and preparing a Team GB fundraising banquet which was attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • 1 Michelin star

The Elephant