Tom Rains

Tom Rains
Tom Rains

Tom Rains, Head Chef at The Daffodil in Cheltenham, has a passion for good quality ingredients, treated sympathetically and cooked well.

See Tom’s Forgotten Food Recipe – Double Gloucester Souffle

The Daffodil kitchen operates under the vigilant eye of established Head Chef Tom Rains whose impressive career pedigree includes time at The Berkeley, L’Escargot, and Claridge’s, as well as Sous Chef to culinary legend Anton Mosimann at his Belgravia Club, before moving back to his hometown of Cheltenham and heading up The Daffodil brigade in 2012.

Hailed as one of Britain’s most unique and dramatic dining rooms, with a stunning mezzanine cocktail bar set in a former art deco picture house, The Daffodil remains as vibrant and stylish as when it first opened nearly a century ago. Tom is superbly proud of the restaurants enviable reputation. “We offer a menu of well-researched, seasonal and signature dishes based on British classics.”

Tom’s love of food began at a very early age and cooking was a natural career choice that has included many professional highs such as winning gold at La Parade des Chefs in 1998. He has also been lucky enough to have cooked for lots of famous people, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and Her Majesty The Queen.

He is an accomplished chef and takes his inspiration from the beautiful Cotswold surroundings and the abundant supply of fresh quality local produce. Working with The Daffodil’s co-owner Mark Stephens, together they are constantly striving to delight diners with bold dishes that utilise the best local ingredients the South West has to offer.

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