Jeremy, originally from Dundee, Scotland came from a family where home cooking of a high order was daily fare. His parents and grandmother taught him the mysteries of finding good produce through good shopping.
He joined the Hart brothers at Quo Vadis in Soho in early 2012, becoming Chef Proprietor of this venerable restaurant. Jeremy had previously manned the stoves of Blueprint Café on the first floor of the Design Museum, which Sir Terence Conran created on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. This singular cook has worked with such distinguished restaurateurs as Simon Hopkinson and Alastair Little, who all played a considerable part in the great resurgence of modern British cooking.
His menus reflect the seasons and are full of his favourite things, using produce expertly sourced from his enviable list of suppliers. Jay Rayner described him as a “rare phenomena in the London food world; a chap everyone agrees is a good thing.”
In 2012 Jeremy and Quo Vadis won the Catey for Best Restaurant Menu of the Year; in 2013 they won the Tatler Award for Best kitchen. In 2018, Jeremy was listed in The Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1000: London’s most influential people – Tastemakers: Eat & Drink’.
Jeremy’s first cookbook, ‘Cooking: Simply and Well for One or Many,’ was published by 4th Estate on 1st September 2022.
Jetwing Lighthouse, A Galle icon designed by Geoffrey Bawa rests on a rocky promontory, minutes from Galle Fort. Its intricate copper and brass balustrade narrates the clash between Portuguese and Sinhalese armies. The coastal haven offers 80 luxury rooms, five themed suites, two pools and various dining choices all complemented by gym, tennis court and spa.
Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Jeremy Lee and Karan Gokani guide you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chefs, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!