St. JOHN Restaurant Company St John Restaurant, Saint John Street, London, UK
Feb 17, 2020Full-time
St. JOHN has six operations: two restaurants, a commercial bakery, a retail bakery, a winery and a wine import company. Each of these enterprises is unique, but they all adhere to the distinct style and philosophy which gathers all branches of the business under the St. JOHN umbrella and makes them so instantly recognisable. Each is at the beating heart of the vibrant community in which it is established. Fergus Henderson is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in the modern restaurant scene, both in the UK and internationally, responsible for transforming how and what people cook and eat. He coined the now-ubiquitous phrase Nose-to-Tail in his eponymous and multi award winning cookbook of the same name, Nose to Tail Eating, which was published in 1999 and went on to be named in the LA Times as the most influential cookbook of all time. This and his three subsequent books have remained in print ever since; widely read, used and admired and hailed as essential modern classics. In 2005 Fergus received an MBE for services to gastronomy, followed by Lifetime Achievement Awards from the influential 50 Best list, Tatler, Observer, the BBC and more. He is one of the most iconic and adored figures in restaurants today. Trevor Gulliver founded St. JOHN with the experience of creating several award-winning London restaurants behind him, including wine bars, diners, microbreweries and the seminal Fire Station in Waterloo where he is credited as pioneering the open kitchen format. He has steered St. JOHN over 25 years to achieve and maintain international prominence and veneration, while guiding thoughtful expansion and development across the many diverse elements of the group. In 2019 Trevor co-authored The Book of St. JOHN with Fergus Henderson, to critical acclaim. Where Fergus is responsible for putting food on the plate, Trevor is responsible for putting wine in the glass. His close relationships with vignerons have formed the strong reputation enjoyed by St. JOHN’s all-French wine list, and the production of the critically-acclaimed wines at the St. JOHN winery in France is informed and built by his expertise.