Tom Tsappis wins Restaurant Chef Award from Craft Guild of Chefs


Scotland’s Tom Tsappis chef-owner of Killiecrankie House in Perthshire has won the Restaurant Chef Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2024. He joins hospitality names such as Asma Khan and Michael Kwan who were also among those recognised at the awards which were held this week in London.

Now in their 30th year, The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are seen as the chefs’ Oscars, recognising the exceptional talent across the whole of the hospitality industry – from apprentice and young chefs just starting out to chefs who are established in their careers in hospitality, pubs, and restaurants. Tom was shortlisted in the Restaurant Chef category alongside finalists George Blogg, Executive Head Chef, Gravetye Manor Hotel & Restaurant and Daniel Rogan, Chef-Owner, AO by Daniel Rogan.

Tom said, ”Winning was totally unexpected but I’m really over the moon. To be honest it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. However, it does follow rather nicely from my wife Matilda who leads our front-of-house team and was recently recognised in the UK Top 100 Sommeliers list, at number 48. I’m sure that the full enormity of what we’ve achieved between us will hit at some point. One thing I do know is that neither of us could have achieved what we have without the full support of the entire team at Killiecrankie House, so we want to say a huge thank you to them for that.”

Picture: Tom Tsappis being presented with the Craft Guild of Chefs’ Restaurant Chef Award by HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh


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