Neil Rankin

Tante Marie graduate Neil Rankin

Chef Director – Temper

Neil is Chef Director at the unique BBQ and open fire pit restaurants – Temper.

Neil Rankin graduated in 2009 and teamed up with friends to set up a new restaurant concept – Pitt Cue – which soon became one of London’s most exciting new restaurants. In December 2012, after rave reviews and even out-ranking The Fat Duck in one guide, Neil moved on to his next venture – John Salt – another of London’s most talked about new restaurants.
In 2014 he represented Scotland on The Great British Menu.

His next venture followed soon after, joining Noble Inns as Executive Chef. Here he launched the acclaimed Smokehouse in Islington which fast became another of London’s most exciting new restaurants, receiving critical acclaim.

Neil says, “Tante Marie provided me with invaluable training in such a nice surrounding and with such great personalities. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. A solid foundation for any chef.”

Neil pioneered London’s high end barbecue scene and is well known for his experimental use of bold flavours, drawing on global influences. He is currently Chef Director at the unique BBQ and open fire pit, Temper restaurants.

Click here to read more about Neil Ranking and Temper in Restaurant Magazine’s July 2018 biography