Clare Smyth Biography
Clare Smyth is a Chef from Northern Ireland. She is the Chef Patron of the 2017-opened, three Michelin-starred Core by Clare Smyth. She held the position of Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay from 2012 to 2016 and received numerous accolades, including the Chef of the Year award in 2013 and a perfect rating in the 2015 edition of the Good Food Guide.
Clare Smyth Age and Birthday
Clare is 44 years old as of 2022. She was born in September 1978 in County Antrim.
Clare Smyth Nationality and Ethnicity
Clare is of British nationality by birth. She was born in County Antrim. She is of mixed race. READ ALSO; Jason Atherton
Clare Smyth Parents | Family
She is the youngest of three children born to her mother Doreen, a waitress at a nearby restaurant, and her father William, a farmer.
Clare Smyth Husband
Grant, Smyth’s husband, works in finance, and they both reside in Wandsworth.
Clare Smyth Height
Clare stands at an average height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.73m).
Clare Smyth’s Net Worth
What is Gordon Ramsay worth? She has an estimated net worth of $63 million.
Clare Smyth Michelin Stars
How many Michelin stars does Gordon Ramsay have? Ramsay is connected to seven Michelin Stars that are currently active, but his restaurants have received a total of 17 stars over the course of their careers. His namesake restaurant received three Michelin Stars in 2001, giving him his first taste of these coveted accolades.
Clare Smyth Culinary Career
Smyth completed an apprenticeship at Grayshott Hall in Surrey while attending culinary school. She resigned from that position to work full-time in London at Terence Conran’s Michelin House restaurant. After that, she worked for a catering company for six months in Australia. When she got back to the UK, she staged at a number of restaurants, including Gidleigh Park and The Waterside Inn. She held positions as sous chef and head chef at the restaurant of the St. Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Cornwall. She was named Young Cornish Fish Chef of the Year while she was working there.
Smyth was offered a position at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay by Gordon Ramsay in 2002. She became the first female chef in the United Kingdom to run a restaurant with three Michelin stars when she was named head chef of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2007. At the time of her appointment, only seven of the 121 British Michelin-starred restaurants had female head chefs. She had left Ramsay’s restaurant to work for Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV in Monaco for a year and a half before returning to the UK to run the restaurant in Chelsea. She succeeded Simone Zanoni, who was traveling to Versailles to open a new Gordon Ramsay establishment.
Smyth was named “National Chef of the Year” by the Good Food Guide in 2013. In the Birthday Honours of 2013, Smyth received the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to the hospitality sector. The 2015 Good Food Guide for the United Kingdom gave Smyth a perfect ten. At the 2016 Catey Awards, she won the Chef Award, which her mentor Gordon Ramsay had previously won in 2000.
Clare Smyth Core and Oncore
In order to open her first restaurant on her own, Core, Smyth left Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2016. In July 2017, Core debuted in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood. Core won the Best Restaurant honor at the GQ Food and Drink Awards in April 2018. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants named Smyth the Best Female Chef in the World for 2018.
Smyth made an appearance as a judge in The Final Table’s season 1 episode titled “UK” in 2018. In the 2019 Michelin Guide, Core received two Michelin stars on October 1, 2018. Core became the first British woman to have a restaurant receive three Michelin stars when it received three stars in the 2021 Michelin Guide.
Smyth is rumored to open the Oncore restaurant in Sydney, Australia in November 2021 and once more in 2022. Oncore was referred to as “Sydney’s best restaurant” in a Bloomberg review. Smyth has not yet been able to work in Oncore because of ongoing border restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19. We have kept the menu very close to Core for the time being, and it will evolve over time when I am able to be there, which will be soon, Smyth wrote in an email to the magazine.