01 October 2020 12:38
Announcing the news of the appointment on Twitter, Gordon Ramsay said: "So happy to welcome Matt Worswick who is joining the Savoy Grill team as Executive Head Chef... Welcome to the team Matt!! Worswick left the Michelin-starred The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, where he worked for a month under four years, at the end of last year to join The Shanghai EDITION hotel as its executive chef. He left the role during the Coronavirus pandemic to set up previous take out delivery concept Cook + Thief, where he was chef director. The chef tweeted: "So happy to be a part of the new era @savoygrill as exec chef....exciting times ahead!!" Worswick's CV also includes time as executive head chef at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa in the Wirral and as head chef at Michelin-stared Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae, Girvan.
He began his career at St. Martins-on-the-Isle on The Isles of Scilly in 2005, where he spent four formative years before becoming sous chef at David Everritt-Matthias' then two- Michelin starred restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, where he worked two years. He reached the finals short-list as champion of the North West on BBC's Great British Menu Matt Worswick has joined Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill at the Savoy hotel on London's Strand as executive head chef. Ramsay announced the news on Twitter while Worswick said: "So happy to be a part of the new era @savoygrill as exec chef... exciting times ahead!!" Worswick was an early casualty of the Covid-19 crisis when his planned new role as executive chef at the Shanghai Edition, where Jason Atherton oversees three restaurants for Marriott International's lifestyle hotel brand, fell through in January. Instead he launched premium food delivery service, Cook + Thief, during lockdown.
He was previously head chef at the one-Michelin-starred Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey, where he spent nearly four years. After winning an Acorn Award in 2014, he joined Pennyhill Park in 2016 from Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa in the Wirral having started his career at the Crofters hotel in Lancashire. He also previously worked at St Martins-on-the-Isle on the Isles of Scilly with Kenny Atkinson and Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham with David Everitt-Matthias. He was appointed to his first head chef position in 2013 at Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, where he won a Michelin star at the age of 26. The Savoy is currently the subject of a behind-the-scenes ITV series produced by Ramsay's television production company. The Grill itself has existed for more than 100 years, as long as the 267-bedroom, five-red-AA-starred hotel, and Gordon Ramsay Restaurants was brought in to oversee the Grill in 2003.