Brian Turner - Farmison Chef Ambassador

Brian Turner

Brian Turner is one of Britain's most successful and well-known chefs. In 1973 working at 'Capital Hotel' he and Richard Shepherd earned a prized Michelin star. In 1975 Brian became Chef de Cuisine at the Michelin starred hotel where he reigned for eleven years. During his period at the 'Capital' Turner was responsible for the launch of the 'Greenhouse Restaurant' in Mayfair and the 'Metro Wine Bar' in Basil Street, becoming executive chef of these establishments. Among the many well known chef's who worked with Turner at the 'Capital' are Gary Rhodes and Shaun Hill who now have their own Michelin starred restaurants.

In 1986 Turner opened his own restaurant 'Turner's', in Walton street, Knightsbridge, which immediately attracted a regular clientele of local residents as well as a devoted international following who appreciated the degree of personal attention to both food, service and customers. 'Turner's' set new standards for the British chef-owned restaurants which have become a feature of dining out in London.

Turner has become a successful television personality, appearing regularly on 'Ready Steady Cook'. He has made numerous appearances on the 'Food and Drink' programme and has also been a judge on 'Master Chef'. He featured, as resident chef for many years on Granada's 'This Morning' eventually moving to the BBC for his own series 'Anything you can Cook'.

In June 2002 in the Queen's Birthday Honours list Turner was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism and training in the catering industry and in November 2002 Turner made a visit to the Palace to receive his gong!

Yet another proud moment in Turner's life was when he received 'The Special Award' at the Catey ceremony at the Grosvenor House reflecting Brian's commitment and dedication not only to the British catering industry but also acknowledging his tireless hard work with a number of charities with which he is involved. He also received the Springboard Award of Excellence in the autumn of 2004.

Farmison are delighted to be working with Brian Turner and that he has acknowledged why farmison is great.