Skye is an Australian cook who has written food features and recipes for The Independent on Sunday. She won a Michelin star at the Petersham Nurseries Café.
Skye is perhaps best known for her work as food editor for Vogue, and for winning a Michelin star at the Petersham Nurseries Cafe.
She began her culinary career in France, training at the La Varenne restaurant in Paris, under chef Anne Willan. She later moved back to England to work at The French House, in Soho, London, and then at The Dorchester under renowned chef Anton Mosimann.
Her biggest venture came in 2004 when she joined the Petersham Nurseries Cafe as head chef at its opening, having convinced the owners of the nurseries to allow her to create the “antithesis of a West End restaurant” there. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in the 2011 list and she created a pop-up restaurant in London in conjunction with Cloudy Bay wines later in the year.
Skye Gyngell has published three books to date, the first 2 both in 2008, named: ‘My Favourite Ingredients’ and ‘A Year in My Kitchen’, respectively. Her third book was released in 2010 and was simply entitled ‘How I Cook’. The book went onto win the Best UK Woman Chef Book Gourmand World Cookbook Award.
In 2012, she announced a collaboration with Heckfield Place, and was named Culinary Director for the three restaurants there.
Skye’s newest restaurant, Spring, received glowing reviews on opening day from critic and reviewer Fay Maschler. The restaurant also received a glowing review from Tom Parker Bowles in the Daily Mail.
Product Endorsement & Appearances
In her presentations and speaking engagements, Skye draws on her experience as a restaurant owner and entrepreneur. She motivates with fascinating anecdotes about her time at the Petersham Nurseries Café, and entertains with stories about rubbing-shoulders with the world’s top celebrity chefs.
In 2015 Skye launched The Salon, an intimate trio of spaces adjacent to the main dining room, at her Spring restaurant. She will also be speaking, along with fellow chef Angela Hartnett, at the Soho Theater Main House on the topic of food, ethics and art.
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