Clare Smyth MBE
Core, Notting Hill
Clare opened her first solo restaurant “Core” in July 2017. The restaurant is a modern fine dining restaurant based in Notting Hill.
Clare credentials are exemplary and her steep rise to Chef Patron at the three Michelin starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is not surprising. Her devotion to her craft, uncompromising standards and meticulous work ethic are just three of the reasons why she remains the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin stars in the UK.
Born in Northern Ireland, Clare grew up on a farm in County Antrim and moved to England at 16 to learn the skills, which would eventually make her a world-class chef. On completing her studies Clare’s thirst for knowledge drove her to stage under many influential chefs around the world.
In 2002 Clare joined Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and worked her way up the ranks to become Senior Sous Chef. Clare left London in 2005 to gain experience abroad and joined the kitchen at Alain Ducasse’s renowned Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo. In 2008, soon after returning to London and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, she was promoted to Head Chef aged just 28 and in 2012 became Chef Patron.
In 2013, Clare was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the hospitality industry. The Good Food Guide awarded Chef of the Year to Clare in 2013 and she and her team achieved a perfect 10/10 score in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – one of just three restaurants to receive such acclaim in Britain. 2016 saw the restaurant awarded five AA rosettes and in what is regarded as the Oscars of the hospitality industry, Clare was awarded the Chef Award at The Cateys 2016. In the 2017 edition of the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin guide Clare was also awarded the female chef award.
Clare leads her dynamic team in providing elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine. With appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Great British Menu, MasterChef, The Late Show and The One Show and numerous international demos across the world, Clare is quietly building her own legacy.
All Food Sessions
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:20 AM
Coffee10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Lunch – Best of Sligo Produce
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Coffee Break03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Closing Address & Q&A
Moderator: Aoife Carrigy04:30 PM
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Coffee Break – day 211:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lovely Sligo Lunch
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download01:00 PM - 01:45 PM