Clare Smyth MBE is the first and only British female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars for her restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill, London.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Clare grew up on a farm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland where her lifelong love and passion for food and nature began. Since moving to England at the age of 16, she has worked with an uncompromising devotion to her craft, training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world including Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV in Monaco. She also worked under Gordon Ramsay for 13 years and was Chef Patron of three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay before opening her own restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth.
Clare has received numerous awards including the title of the World’s Best Female Chef 2018 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. She also received two stars in the 2019 Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland, which culminated in January 2021 when she earned three stars having opened Core just over 3 years before.
Another acknowledgment of her contribution to gastronomy in the UK came in 2013, when Clare was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the hospitality industry. She was later honoured with a Doctorate by Queen’s University Belfast for her expertise in the hospitality industry in 2019.
As one of the world’s most respected chefs and an active member of the international culinary community, she recognises the importance of fostering young chefs and attracting new talents to the trade. Outside of the kitchen, she dedicates her time to mentoring the next generation by acting as the Presiden of the Bocuse d’Or UK team,
and is as a judge for S. Pellegrino World’s Best Young Chef Competition and Academy, as well as working with chosen charities that are close to her heart.
Clare has catered for many high-profile and exclusive events including the private wedding reception for the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
She has appeared on MasterChef (UK and Australia), Netflix’s The Final Table, Top Chef (USA), and The Late Show, as well as numerous international demos across the world.
Awards & Press
- Michelin 3 Stars