Kerth Gumbs was crowned champion of the London and South East region of BBC Two’s ‘Great British Menu 2020', and surpassing that made it all the way through to the National Finals. He is originally from the Caribbean Island of Anguilla. Kerth is a London trained chef with 16 years’ experience working for world-class establishments including Michelin-starred restaurants, hotels, brasseries and celebrity chef projects.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in 2004, Kerth started his career in one of London’s iconic Sir Terence Conran Restaurants. He then went on to work with top celebrity chefs such as Tom Aikens and Joël Robuchon, where he opened London’s first L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant.
Kerth was at The Arts Club as Senior Sous Chef for two and a half years, having worked for two years in Asia, learning new flavours and techniques. This came after Kerth moved to Singapore in 2011, joining Jason Atherton’s new venture Esquina, before going on to launch another sister project, an experimental café and cocktail bar called the Study.
Always having a curiosity of the business side of the hospitality industry, Kerth has worked for London’s most successful restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, as well as a holding a position at a five-star Hilton Hotel. During these early years, he was also involved in various events including charity events and Taste of London, as well as dinners for members of the Royal Family and high-profile celebrities.
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