Simon has been cooking professionally since his school days and is one of the UK’s most decorated chefs.

By his early teens he already 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 he went on to win the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year award in 2008.

Simon has twice represented the UK in the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most challenging and prestigious culinary contest. He was captain of the British team in the Culinary Olympics and was also captain of the English Culinary Team at the Culinary World Cup in 2010 and 2012.

Since heading up the team at The Elephant, Simon has brought his extensive influence of traditional and world cuisine to Torbay, putting the English Riviera on the culinary map. The Elephant was awarded a Michelin star in 2005 which it maintains today. Simon and his father, Roger (also a successful chef) took over Burridge’s tea rooms on the Torquay harbourside in 2015.

  • 1 Michelin star

The Elephant

The Elephant

3&4 Beacon Terrace