Tom Kerridge was born on 27 July, 1973 in Salisbury, Wiltshire and was a child actor before he attended a culinary school when he was 18 years old. He has worked at many restaurants and opened the two-Michelin-starred gastropub The Hand and Flowers in Marlow with his wife, Beth, in 2005. The pub was awarded its first Michelin star a year after opeing and second in 2012 - making it the first ever pub to receive this honour.
Tom is a regular on many TV cookery shows and presents both Food and Drink and Bake Off: Creme de la Creme. He grew up in Gloucestershire.