Simon Rimmer is a Manchester based chef and a well known television presenter. He has gained acclaim for his style of hosting various television and radio shows. Simon Rimmer first shot to fame when he presented the BBC Two show ‘Something For the Weekend’ as its resident chef.
He is also the author of several books apart from being a contributory author in some of the leading food magazines like Delicious, Olive and BBC’s Good Food Magazine. He is regularly involved in endorsements, publicity campaigns as well as various food related corporate events.
Simon Rimmer also serves as the chief patron of two restaurants and is well aware of the changing taste of British consumers today.
Professional Life Of Chef Simon Rimmer
Simon Rimmer started his career as a television presenter with Granada Biz where he was the host of shows like ‘Livetime’ and ‘Battle of the Chefs’. He has also been on air as a guest in numerous television shows and is a regular fixture on ‘Great Food Live’ aired by the Good Food channel.
He also served as the mentor of ‘Breaking Into Tesco’, a competitive show where the people vied with each other in order to get their food products sold by Tesco.
Simon Rimmer was a participant in the regional heats of the Great British Menu where he competed with Marcus Wareing in preparing a four course birthday meal for the Queen who was celebrating her 80th birthday.
He is particularly well known for establishing Greens, a vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Manchester. However, Simon Rimmer does not practice vegetarianism himself.
He is actively involved in holding PR campaigns for the ‘Cauldron’ and the ‘Potato Council’.
Achievements Of Chef Simon Rimmer
- Greens was described as the Most Exciting Restaurant by the Guardian in 1992.
- Won the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award.
- Greens was also named as the ‘North-west Restaurant of the Year’ recently.
- Hosted the ‘The Grocer Awards 2008’.
Shows And Events Of Chef Simon Rimmer
- Livetime & Battle of Chefs- Aired on Granada Biz which has closed down now.
- The Afternoon Show; Gloria's Open House- daytime shows on Chanel Five.
- ‘Little Farmer Went to Market’ and ‘To Buy or Not to Buy’, ‘Something For The Weekend’- BBC One shows with Simon Rimmer as the presenter.
- Great British Menu- Participant in this BBC show.
- British Cardiovascular Society, Good Food Show- Shows include cooking demonstrations by Simon Rimmer.
Cookbooks By Chef Simon Rimmer
- Accidental Vegetarian- Was published in 2004
- Rebel Cook- Included illustrations by Cassell
- Lazy Brunch- Was written with Tim Lovejoy as co-author.
- The Seasoned Vegetarian- Describes how to cook vegetarian food for meat eaters.