Clare Smyth, chef and owner of Core in London, has been named the world’s best female chef by the World’s 50 Best restaurants organization. This is the first time that a British chef has received the accolade and Cleaner products are delighted it’s ‘one of our own’ Clare Smyth was born in Ireland, worked for Gordon Ramsay for 13 years, she ascended to the role of head chef at the restaurant, becoming the only women in the U.K. to run a three-Michelin-star restaurant at the time.
While the award is one of the most prestigious in the industry Clare commented that while “awards are very important because they are a platform to be able to speak up,” she hopes that more recognition of the industry’s female leaders will start a conversation about “having female chefs in the best of the world [awards] and bringing unity in the industry.”
Clare Symth, for her part, hopes to see the day when “these awards will no longer be needed” because women are represented in equal numbers on lists like these. In the meantime, she says that she’s already discussed the lack of representation with World’s 50 Best, saying that this award is not for her, "but for all the women working in the hospitality industry around the world.”
Well done and well said Clare from all the team at Cleaner Products.