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26th January 2024

Tom Booton & Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop join Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or judging panel

Written by: Edward Waddell
Nestlé Professional has revealed Tom Booton, executive chef of The Grill by Tom Booton (At The Dorchester), and Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop, winner of the 2023 Gold Service Scholarship and footman at The Royal Household, as the latest judges for Toque d’Or 2024.

In 2019, at the age of 26, Tom became the youngest chef to head up the kitchen at The Grill having previously worked at restaurants including Le Talbooth in Essex, the Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury and L’Autre Pied.

Tom said: “For me, a combination of passion, hard work and determination is absolutely key in helping you achieve your career goals. My aspiration is to continue evolving as a chef in the industry and this includes joining a prestigious industry competition in Toque d’Or as back of house judge, where I look forward to giving back by inspiring others to follow their passion for food.” 

A strong passion and enthusiasm for hospitality saw Jupiter become the 2023 Gold Service Scholarship’s Scholar at the age of 23.

Jupiter said: “My journey began in hospitality aged 15 and immediately lit a spark of passion for the industry. I realised early on in my career why I fell in love with hospitality; it’s all about making others happy and creating unforgettable memories through delivering impeccable levels of service.

“I’m so pleased to have joined the Toque d’Or judging panel. Firstly, it’s a privilege to be alongside such talented judges who are pushing the boundaries – they’re an inspiration to me. But I also look forward to meeting the competitors and being able to share my industry knowledge and passion with them at such an important and exciting time in their careers.”