Former Gordon Ramsay exec chef takes on kitchen assignment with D&D

Simon Gregory, executive chef, Bluebird Chelsea

D&D London has appointed Simon Gregory, formerly of Gordon Ramsay Group and Ace Hotel, as executive chef of Bluebird Chelsea.

Gregory will oversee the iconic Chelsea site, which encompasses a restaurant and bar, café and courtyard, food store and wine cellar, as well as creating the menus and overseeing the development for Bluebird Cafe, White City, opening early 2018.

He has built his reputation working at a number of leading restaurants, most notably as group executive chef at Gordon Ramsay Holdings and executive chef at Ace Hotel.

Originally from Australia, Gregory first moved to London in 2003 to work in Ramsay’s flagship three Michelin starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

He remained with the Gordon Ramsay Group for 11 years where he worked his way up to executive chef for the entire group, looking after restaurants such as Michelin starred Petrus, Bread Street Kitchen and the Savoy Grill.

In 2014 he became executive chef of Ace Hotel based in Shoreditch to look after all the F&B services including the modern brasserie, Hoi Polloi.

Gregory said: “I am really excited to be working with D&D and at Bluebird Chelsea which is embarking on such an exciting time with the 2018 opening of Bluebird Café in White City. We are looking to take things to the next level with the offering and there are a lot of brilliant plans for the future; so to be a part of the process is fantastic.”

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