Chef Aaron Middleton

Chef Aaron Middleton is a distinguished figure in the UK culinary scene, renowned for his participation in BBC1's MasterChef: The Professionals in 2021. His career is marked by a rich experience in Michelin-starred kitchens and a profound love for cooking that started from an early age in Winslow. Aaron's journey into the culinary world began under the guidance of chef Steven Bulmer at Brook Hall Cookery School, and by the age of 17, he was honing his skills under Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones at the prestigious Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. His career further blossomed as he took roles in London's high-calibre restaurants, including The Ledbury and the Michelin-starred project Hide, showcasing his ability to excel in high-pressure culinary environments.
Aaron's cooking style is influenced by his experiences and the people he has met along his journey, including his grandmother, whose love for quality, comfort, and great flavour profoundly shaped his culinary philosophy. After achieving significant milestones in the UK, Aaron expanded his horizon by taking the role of head chef for Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, allowing him to explore storytelling through food and the importance of nature in his dishes. 

Returning to the UK, Aaron reached the finals of MasterChef: The Professionals, where he demonstrated his exceptional skills and creativity, earning a place among the top chefs in the country. His journey on the show was both a personal and professional triumph, enabling him to convey stories and passions through his culinary creations.

Today, Aaron Middleton continues to explore new ideas and perfect his craft, focusing on opportunities and growth, and creating exceptional culinary experiences that reflect his journey and influences.