Adam Gray

Adam is a chef with over 30 years experience, holding a Michelin Star for over a decade.

A very healthy and fit individual who cares about what he eats, where ingredients come from, if they are sustainable and ethical sourced.

Adam Gray

I love nothing more than being on the live cooking stage at food shows

A passionate family man who cares what his family eat and has created many healthy recipes that children can make together with their parents.

About Adam

Adam Gray grew up in East Haddon, Northamptonshire. He attended Northampton College where he completed a three-year day release City and Guilds Catering Course whilst working full time at The Red Lion in East Haddon, and then at Broomhill Hotel in Spratton.

Shortly after in 1989, Adam moved to London to embark on his career working for Bruno Loubet at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane until 1992. After a short spell in Melbourne, Australia, Adam returned to the UK to work at the world-famous Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire for two years.

In 2001, Adam met Gary Rhodes, and was appointed Head Chef at City Rhodes until 2003, where he maintained a Michelin star.

Adam went on to open the new restaurant Rhodes Twenty-Four at Tower 42 in the heart of the city of London. Under his direction the restaurant was awarded the BMW Best New Restaurant in the 2004 spring edition of The Square Meal Guide and in 2005 Rhodes Twenty-Four was awarded a Michelin star and in 2007 Rhodes Twenty-Four also received three AA rosettes.

In 2003 Adam set up the “Adam Gray Chef’s Academy” at Northampton College to offer work experience opportunities to gifted catering and hospitality students. Over its eight-year existence, more than 40 students completed work experience placements at Rhodes Twenty-Four and some securing full-time employment within the kitchen and the restaurant.

In 2007, Adam opened Rhodes Mezzanine restaurant with Gary Rhodes within the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai and was appointed as the consultant on all Rhodes Mezzanine menu changes and culinary standards. Rhodes Mezzanine went on to win the Time Out Dubai 2010 Restaurant of the year award and the 2010 Restaurant of the year awarded by the Caterer Middle East. Adam was also the consultant on Gary Rhodes’s second restaurant in Dubai, Rhodes 2010 which went on to win The Best Newcomer in the 2011 BBC Good Food Middle East Awards.

In 2010 Adam became co owner of The Red Lion in his home village of East Haddon and in the summer of 2011 the Shires Cookery School opened within a converted barn in the grounds of The Red Lion. The school offered an extensive range of courses designed to improve culinary skills and techniques. In September 2011 Adam left Rhodes Twenty-Four after maintaining a Michelin star for over ten years to focus on the Red Lion. The Red Lion then went from strength to strength, being included in the 2012 Good Food Guide and being selected as one of the Editors choice top ten “country pubs” in the guide. The Red Lion was also awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2012 and the 2013 UK Michelin Restaurant Guide.

Adam is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, a Northamptonshire Ambassador, a Master Craftsman within the Craft Guild of Chefs, an Honorary Patron of The Hope Enterprise Charity and a judge for the Coeliac UK chef of the year competition.

In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Master of Science from Northamptonshire University in recognition of his commitment to training and development within catering and hospitality industry. In June 2013 Adam was awarded an Association of Colleges Gold Award at the House of Commons for his successful career after leaving secondary education.

Adam has a passion for keeping fit, cycling 30 miles a day, competitive open water swimming, training in Krav Maga (Israeli unarmed combat) and he has competed in Tough Mudder, all three Spartan races, gaining him the Spartan Trifecta medal in 2017, Hell Runner, the Victoria Dock, Henley Mile and Swim Serpentine open water swimming races. He has also competed in the Vertical Rush, the tower running race to the top of Tower 42 in the City of London, with his best result placing him 12th out of 900 runners! So, it makes perfect sense that he is a monthly features writer for Men’s Fitness magazine.

In 2013, Adam was appointed Executive Chef of Skylon restaurant, part of the D & D London group of restaurants in the Royal Festival Hall, where he worked until 2015.

Adam then moved on to become the Executive Chef for the Bourne and Hollingsworth group where he oversaw the Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings restaurant and opened the successful B & H Kitchen cookery school.

Adam was then approached by acclaimed two Michelin star chef Phil Howard as a chef consultant for his restaurant Sonny’s Kitchen in Barnes, before being appointed as the Culinary Consultant for Hurley House Hotel in Berkshire.

Adam was appointed as Executive Chef at the Devonshire Club in January 2018.


Upcoming news and events

21 Sep, 2019
Swim Serpentine 2 Mile Open Water Swim Adam will competing in the 2 mile open water swim in this years Swim Serpentine in Hyde Park, London.
08 Sep, 2019
Descente London Duathlon in Richmond Park Adam will again be competing in this duathlon in Richmond Park
05 Sep, 2019
food demonstrations for the British Army at Sandhurst Military College Adam was a guest speaker for the Army's Optimising Human Performance Conference and presented numerous healthy dishes to over 900 Officers and Brigadiers in order to change the way nutrition is perceived by military personnel. Other guest speakers were HRH Duke of Sussex, Rio Ferdinand, Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Major Heather Stanning OBE and Ben Ryan Olympic gold medal men's 7's rugby coach.
25 Jun, 2019
Universal Cookery Festival Adam did a live cookery demonstration at this years Universal Cookery Festival, held Farrington oil's HQ in his home county of Northampton
21 May, 2019
Harlequins Rugby Club 200 Km Rival Ride Adam rode in the 200 km cycle ride to raise money for the Harlequins Rugby Foundation Charity
03 May, 2019
Gary Rhodes and Adam Gray Dinner at the Devonshire Club It had been 10 years since Adam and Gary Rhodes had cooked together, so they created a special gastronomic evening at the Devonshire Club. Specially invited guests included, the three Michelin star chef Pierre Koffmann, two star Michelin star chef Phil Howard and the famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo among many others.
09 April, 2019
Guild of Food Writers Evening with Adam Gray at the Devonshire Club A sold out evening with Adam, discussing his career, love of food , healthy living and his contributions to numerous cook books hosted by author Yasemen Kaner White and an audience of the Guild of Food Writers

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Gourmet chef. Nutrition & fitness expert. Writer & broadcaster.

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Adam Gray Chef's Academy

Gourmet chef. Nutrition & fitness expert. Writer & broadcaster.

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1 Michelin Star holder
City Rhodes – 2001-2003
1 Michelin Star holder
Rhodes 24 – 2003-2011
Michelin Bib Gourmand holder
The Red Lion – 2011-2013
Director of Shires Cookery School
Executive Chef
Bourne and Hollingsworth Kitchen Cookery School – 2015-2017
AoC (Association of Colleges)
Gold Award Winner – 2013
Awarded an Honorary Master of Science Degree
Northampton University – 2012
Member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
Judge – Coeliac Chef of the Year competition
Master Craftsman
Craft Guild of Chefs
Honorary Patron
Hope Enterprise Charity
Featured writer
Men's Fitness magazine
Featured writer
Men's Health magazine
Featured writer
Alpha men’s lifestyle online magazine

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