Great British Menu chefs 2020: Ruth Hansom, North East heat

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Ruth Hansom is Head chef at Pomona’s in London, her style is modern British underpinned by a classical French training.

Darlington-born twenty-four-year-old Ruth is the youngest chef competing for the North East. She has won a plethora of awards and as the first woman to win the Young Chef of the Year Award in 2017, she prides herself on staying calm under pressure.

Ruth moved to London to pursue her love of cooking aged just fifteen and has been unwavering in her pursuit of success. She trained at Westminster College Kingsway and was mentored by Master of the Culinary Arts Frederick Forster.


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She then worked at the Boundary Restaurant for a year before securing a position at The Ritz where she remained for five years and rose to chef de partie. Whilst working at The Ritz and winning the Young Chef of the Year award, The Ritz won its first Michelin star in its 110-year history.

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Editor 5th May 2020

Great British Menu chefs 2020: Ruth Hansom, North East heat