Tom Brown, head chef at Outlaw’s restaurant at The Capital in London is to leave his position to set up his own restaurant.
Brown is to depart the boutique hotel Michelin-star restaurant, led by Nathan Outlaw, after this weekend following two years as part of the kitchen brigade.
Early 2018 will see Brown open his own restaurant in Hackney Wick, East London, where he will concentrate on showcasing his ‘simple and clean’ style of cooking.
Upon his departure he will hand over the reins to current sous chef Andrew Sawyer, who will take on the role of head chef at the seafood restaurant.
Brown first joined The Capital in 2012 and was promoted to the role of head chef in January 2016, as part of a restructure of the restaurant team.
Although the move marks Brown’s first solo project, his mentor Nathan Outlaw will still be a crucial support role in his new venture.
Outlaw says: “Tom came to work with me as a chef de partie at Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Cornwall. Right from the start, I knew he was something special. Everyone who met him commented on his passion and enthusiasm and that hasn’t wavered over the years. Since being at Outlaw’s at The Capital, I’ve seen him grow and develop into an amazing and extraordinarily talented chef. More recently, he has become a favourite at various events and has enjoyed success on BBC’s Great British Menu. There is no doubt, Tom will continue to flourish and I can only wish him well in his new role.”
Brown comments: “I have loved every minute of my time working at The Capital, and it has been a huge honour to start my career in London at The Capital Hotel and work alongside The Levin family. It has always been my dream to open my own restaurant and it just feels now that the time is right for me to branch out and pursue my own venture.”