Chef Tristin Farmer : as exquisite as down-to-earth
- 3 Michelin star chef in Singapore at Zén
- #23 Asia’s 50 best restaurants 2022
- Worked for Gordon Ramsey, Jason Atherton
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Born in Kirkcaldy on the east coast of Scotland, Tristin Farmer attended Glenrothes College whilst working at the historic Peat Inn as an apprentice. After finishing his schooling and working at the Peat Inn for 4 years, Tristin had the opportunity to work for Andrew Fairlie at the two Michelin star restaurant in Gleneagles Hotel. In 2007, his passion for fine food took him to London where he worked at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, starting as Chef De Partie. His talent, creativity and hard work were soon noticed and he was promoted to Sous Chef and staying at the restaurant for three years.
In 2010, he moved to Petrus as Senior Sous Chef, for the restaurant re-launch, helping them to win a Michelin star within a year. Later that year he joined the team of the prestigious three Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, as Senior Sous Chef. In 2011 Tristin became the Head Chef at Maze by Gordon Ramsay where he led his team of chefs for three years and maintained the Michelin star.
After leaving Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 2014, Tristin Farmer joined Jason Atherton`s The Social Company, working at Pollen Street Social, City Social in London and the pre-opening of Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong. Following this stint, he took on the role of Chef Patron at Marina Social in Dubai, where he won multiple awards with the restaurant including Middle East Chef of the Year 2016 and 2017.
In September 2019, Tristin Farmer has joined Frantzen Group and opened restaurant Zen in Singapore as the Executive Chef. This is the only sister property of the 3 Michelin star restaurant, Fantzen in Stockholm. He has been working closely along side Bjorn Frantzen and Marcus Jernmark to develop Zen’s concept. A blend of both Nordic and Japanese cuisine, restaurant Zen promises to create memorable guests experiences.