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Meet Our Head Chef

Tom Dawson

Tom Dawson was promoted to Head Chef at The Dog at Wingham in July 2017. Tom has been with us since day one and worked on the refurbishment and implementation of the new kitchen. Prior to The Dog, Tom was Head Chef at the two AA rosette Wallets Court. Tom studied at South Kent College and started his career at The Marquis in Alkham where working under Charlie Lakin they received a Michelin rising star award and went on to attain three AA rosettes. Tom then spent two years at Wallets Court under Chris Oakley, a former Head Chef for the Rouxs, before driving his career on to Princes’ Golf Club to work under Michael Fowler where they earned two AA rosettes and worked together in a number of acclaimed kitchens. To add to his repertoire Tom also spent a year at the acclaimed Indian restaurant the Ambrette before returning to Wallets Court where he went on to become Head Chef. When Tom is not producing our incredible food with his terrific team he spends time with his 5 year old son and has a passion for music, if you are lucky you will hear him on lead vocals for The Dog band soon!

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