Antony Worrall Thompson
Award-winning chef and passionate advocate of organic farming, 'AWT' hails from Stratford-upon-Avon and was educated at a public school in Canterbury.
Antony studied Hotel and Catering Management at Westminster College, despite the protestations of his grandmother, who tried to prevent him from becoming a chef.
After college he moved to London, becoming head chef at Brinkley's after just one month as sous chef. In 1979 he took a six-month 'educational sabbatical' in France, eating and working his way around the country.
He opened his first restaurant in 1981, Menage à Trois in Knightsbridge. It received a huge amount of press coverage, being the only restaurant in London to serve just starters and puddings. Many more successful restaurants followed - One Ninety Queen's Gate; Bistro 190; Atrium and dell'Ugo to name a few. He went on to launch the neighbourhood steak house Notting Grill in Holland Park, London in 1997.
In 1998 Antony became resident studio chef and main presenter for BBC2's Food & Drink programme. He is a Ready Steady Cook regular and is the face of Saturday morning food shows, first with Saturday Kitchen and now hosting Saturday Cooks Live.
Between writing columns for various magazines and newspapers, and TV appearances, Antony continues to run three grill restaurants in West London, Notting Grill, Kew Grill and Barnes Grill, as well as The Angel Coach Inn in Wiltshire and The Greyhound in Oxon.
Antony Worral Thompson photo gallery
Antony Makes it Easy: Fuss-free Food in Minutes, Mitchell Beazley, Feb 2010
The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: Good Healthy Eating from Around the World in Association with Diabetes UK, Kyle Cathie, Jan 2010
Barbecues and Grilling, Kyle Cathie, May 2009
Healthy Eating for Diabetes, Kyle Cathie Limited, Mar 2009
The Sweet Life: 101 Indulgent Recipes Made with Splenda Sweetener, 2009
Fast Family Food
The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet, Kyle Cathie Limited, Sep 2008
The People's Cookbook: A Celebration of the Nation's Life Through Food, Infinite Ideas Limited, Jun 2008
"Saturday Cooks" Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley, Feb 2008
Real Family Food, Mitchell Beazley, 15 Nov 2007
Antony's Weekend Cookbook, BBC Books, Oct 2006
The G.I. Diet Cookbook: More Than 100 Low Glycemic-Index Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss, Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Sep 2006
Antony Worrall Thompson's GL Diet Made Simple, Kyle Cathie, Jan 2006