Tommy Thorn to head the kitchen at Somerset’s Puro

By Joe Lutrario

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MasterChef: The Professionals chef Tommy Thorn to head the kitchen at Somerset’s Puro

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MasterChef: The Professionals runner up Tommy Thorn has been named as the new head chef at Somerset restaurant Puro.

Thorn was most recently head chef at nearby The Ethicurean, which closed last year. 

His cooking CV also includes Thornbury Castle, The Five Fields and Frog by Adam Handling. 

Encouraged by his girlfriend, Thorn competed in the 2023 series of MasterChef: The Professionals and got to the top three losing out to Tom Hamblet.

“We are absolutely over the moon to have Tommy joining us at Puro. He is an excellent chef with a good business mind and we cannot wait for him to get into the kitchen and start cooking,” says Puro co-owner Dom Lamy.

“We have no doubt that Tommy will elevate the food at Puro to the best it’s ever been, and how lucky for the people of Clevedon to have this right on their doorstep!”

Thorn added: “I’m delighted to be taking on a new concept with Puro. I’ve been talking with Dom for a long time now and we both have the same vision and goals when it comes to providing great food and service, we’ve got some really exciting ideas and can’t wait to get stuck in and push to provide the best hospitality to the local area as well as keen diners.”

“I feel like it’s time that I take something hands on as my own and I love the opportunities that Puro has as an established restaurant. I’m keen to serve my food based on local and seasonal produce as well as influences from around the world which I find exciting when it comes to cooking.”

Dom and Alex Lamy launched Puro in the North Somerset town of Clevedon 2017. 

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