Adam Handling’s culinary journey started at Gleneagles where he was the first ever trainee chef, before he went on to become Fairmont’s youngest ever Head Chef, culminating in winning Scottish Young Chef of the Year 2011.
Adam has since been awarded Scottish Chef of the Year 2015, Newcomer Restaurant of the Year in the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2015, as well as the British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year 2014.
In 2014, he opened ‘Adam Handling at Caxton' in Caxton Street SW1, which was awarded a coveted three rosettes from the AA. He was the youngest person to be tipped by the Caterer magazine as one of the ‘30 under 30 to watch’ in the 2013 Acorn Awards.
Adam opened his first independent restaurant, The Frog E1, in June 2016 in Shoreditch, London. This year The Frog E1 was voted ‘Best Restaurant of the Year – London’ and the overall ‘Best Restaurant of the Year’ in the 2017 Food & Travel Reader Awards. In the same year, the restaurant also won ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’ at the Foodism 100 awards, as well as gaining 3 AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards 2017. The Frog E1 has also been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.
In September 2017, Adam launched his highly anticipated second restaurant, Frog by Adam Handling, in Covent Garden, London. Frog by Adam Handling serves as the flagship restaurant for the Frog Group.
A highly accomplished chef, Adam Handling’s beautifully presented modern British dishes start with careful sourcing of top quality, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a number of different, creative ways to enhance their inherent properties and deliver real depth of flavour and harmony.