OFM Awards 2017: Young Chef of the Year – Tom Adams


He was only 22 when he co-founded Pitt Cue. Then came serious illness and the idea for a Cornish hideaway … with a lot of pigs

I’m not sure I merit one of these,” says Tom Adams of his OFM Young Chef of the Year gong. “I’m very flattered, but what constitutes ‘young’, exactly?”

That’s a bit rich, coming from a 29-year-old who, with his mop of blond hair, huge specs and checked shirt, bears more than a passing resemblance to an unkempt Milky Bar Kid. Mind you, in his defence, Adams has worked in kitchens for almost half his life.

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