Originally from Cornwall, Brown worked in restaurants around the South-West including Rick Stein’s before he met Nathan Outlaw. Tom started working for Outlaw at St Enodoc Hotel in Rock where he quickly worked up to head chef. After three years, he moved to London to be head chef at Nathan’s eponymous restaurant where he retained their coveted Michelin star. Tom opened his debut restaurant, Cornerstone in Hackney Wick in April 2018. The restaurant showcases Tom’s style of simple, seasonal and produce-driven cooking.
Tom celebrated a double win at National Restaurant Awards, named ‘Chef to Watch’ with Cornerstone named ‘One to Watch’. Cornerstone was awarded ‘Best New Entry’ 2019 Good Food Guide and ‘Breakthrough Chef of the Year’, Food & Travel Reader awards. Cornerstone also won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018. Tom appeared on Great British Menu, where his dish ‘Poor Man’s Goose’ was the coveted main course at the 2018 banquet.