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Tommy Banks Biography and Wiki
Tommy Banks British head chef has earned a Michelin star. He owns Roots in York, a restaurant with a Michelin star, and the premium food box company Made In Oldstead.
Tommy Banks Age and Birthday
What age is Tommy Banks? Tommy is 33 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1989 in Oldstead, United Kingdom. His date of birth is not known.
Tommy Banks Nationality and Ethnicity
Tommy is of British nationality by birthday. He was born in Oldstead, United Kingdom. He is of mixed race. READ ALSO: Abby Huntsman
Tommy Banks Family
Banks’ parents, Tom and Anne Banks, and older brother, James, all grew up there. Banks comes from a farming family; for five generations, the Banks family has farmed in and around Oldstead. The Banks family owned a B&B out of their house before purchasing their neighborhood bar, The Black Swan, in 2006.
Tommy Banks Wife
How many kids Tommy Banks have? It is not known if he is married or has children.
Tommy Banks Height
Banks stand at an average height of 5 ft 9 in (1.71 m).
Tommy Banks Net Worth
Banks has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Tommy Banks Cookbook
The Orion Publishing Group released Banks’ first cookbook, “Roots,” on 5 April 2018. It was the UK winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the chef category.
Tommy Banks Surgery | Health
Banks was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was 18 years old. He had three major operations and was bedridden for 18 months as a result.
Tommy Banks TV Shows
Banks participated in Great British Menu in 2016. He won the fish course in the final with a dish titled “Preserving The Future.” In 2017, he also participated in the program and won again with his turbot dish with strawberries and cream. In 2018, Banks and Angellica Bell co-hosted The Big Family Cooking Showdown. He frequently serves as a guest chef on Saturday Kitchen and Sunday Brunch. Banks has served as a seasoned guest judge for the Great British Menu since 2019. He presided over the judging panels for the Northern Ireland heats in 2019 and the London and South East heats in 2020, which Kerth Gumbs won. Tommy took part in the Great British Menu Christmas special in 2020 and won the “Twas the Night Before Christmas” petit four-course.
Tommy Banks Restaurants
In the heart of York, on September 15, 2018, Banks and his close friend and business partner Matthew Lockwood debuted their second restaurant, called Roots. The restaurant offers a tasting menu and also uses daily-transported produce from the farm and garden that is served in the city.
A premium food box delivery service called Made In Oldstead was introduced by Banks and Lockwood in March 2020. This was primarily started to help pay suppliers and employees who couldn’t be furloughed after their restaurants were temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The food boxes will still be a part of the company permanently, delivering three and five-course menus to homes across the UK, they announced in July 2020.
Adam Jackson was the chef when The Black Swan’s restaurant first received a Michelin star in 2012. Jackson left The Black Swan in June 2013 to open his own restaurant, and Banks replaced him as the restaurant’s head chef. When the restaurant kept its Michelin Star that year, Banks, then 24 years old, became the youngest chef to do so.
In a field next to the restaurant, the family created a three-acre kitchen garden in 2013. With the garden, the Banks were able to grow food that was exclusively theirs and serve ingredients that were unavailable elsewhere, like Crapaudine beetroot, Black Truffe potatoes, and Wineberries.