Chef Tom Cenci

Tom Cenci


Host of a residency at Stoney Street

Style of cooking

Innovative, forward-thinking dishes and cooking techniques

Currently working at

Stoney Street by Night

About the chef

Driven by his pure love of food and his affection for the collaborative nature of the kitchen, Tom Cenci has earned a place as one of London’s most prominent chefs. Having worked alongside some of the greatest and most respected chefs in the industry, Tom pushes culinary boundaries with his eclectic and exciting menus, a reflection of his passion for his craft.

From starting his career in 1 Lombard Street, where he worked under Herbert Berger, who was one of the first chefs in the UK to gain a Michelin star. He then worked at the 2 Michelin Star French haute cuisine Restaurant Laurent. However, Tom developed a more innovative style of cooking  when he returned to the UK and worked at Nobel Rot. Tom became Head Chef of Graze and under his command achieved “Best New Restaurant and Bar” in 2005. Tom then travelled and worked in Istanbul and Canada, before returning and running a small gastro pub in 2011.

In 2012, Tom was senior Sous-Chef for Duck & Waffle where he helped develop the restaurants’ inventive menu and shaped the brand to become Exec Chef. After 6 years there, Tom took over the Loyal Tavern up until recently.

Tom is currently hosting a three-month residency from Thursday 8th October 2020 with 26 Grains, called Stoney Street by Night x Tom Cenci. It will showcase innovative, forward-thinking dishes and cooking techniques that will be focused around beautiful Irish grass-fed beef, British produce, sustainability and reducing food waste.

Chef’s signature dishes

The Grass Fed Standard from Bord Bia

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a national quality label for grass-fed Irish beef. This so-called Grass Fed Standard provides consumers with reliable information about the origin and living conditions of Irish cattle. The new standard is unique in the world, is strongly based on scientific data and is independently verified.