MasterChef: The Professionals' Tom Lowe to take the top position at Sevenoaks restaurant

Tom Lowe

Tom Lowe

Sous Chef 3rd February 2020

MasterChef: The Professionals' Tom Lowe to take the top position at Sevenoaks restaurant

MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 contestant Tom Lowe has been named head chef at The Plough in Ivy Hatch.

Aged just 22, Tom was singled out by the judges on MasterChef: The Professionals for the particular care and attention he gave to humble ingredients - for which he earned himself the nickname of 'cabbage connoisseur.'

The former public house, located in a the village of Sevenoaks in Kent, has undergone renovation work and will be relaunched in March as a new site.

The Plough owners, to whom the White Hart in Preston Bisset also belongs, want the restaurant to be of a high calibre

"They want it to be their main restaurant and to push for accolades," Tom explained.

The restaurant will launch on March 1st with a soft launch tasting menu, and once open, will offer an a la carte and a tasting menu. Food will be seasonally and ingredient-led, using vegetables grown on site.

Tom said he hopes his appearance on MasterChef: The Professionals will help draw public attention to the launch, and that the freedom offered to him by the restaurant owners will allow him to flourish.

"From a menu perspective, they just gave me the whole reigns of it. They don't want to want to step in - everything I think is right, it's all on me. But if everything goes well, this is going to be pretty cool," he said.

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