A star of the pass

As part of Big Green Egg’s 50th birthday celebrations, we’re sharing 50 brand-new recipes from an amazing cast of cooks. Next up is the man responsible for the fantastic food at one of London’s most famous hotels, The Dorchester.

Tom is the executive chef of The Grill, the hotel’s 93-year-old restaurant. While embracing this historic institution’s rich heritage, Tom has added a more modern, dynamic edge to its classical European menu – and this includes the regular use of two MiniMax Big Green Eggs in the kitchen. He loves them for the smell of the smoke, the crackle of the charcoal, and their impact on what he calls “honest cookery”: simple and unpretentious but packed with flavour.


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Small but mighty


Tom prepared his meal on a MiniMax Big Green Egg, using the Cast Iron Searing Grid. The Grill at The Dorchester is home to two MiniMax EGGs, which are built to the same sky-high specs as our larger models, offering the same versatility, control and ease of use in the most space-efficient way. The Cast Iron Grid absorbs and retains heat in a way that results in clearly defined sear marks on meat, fish or veg.

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About Tom Booton

As driven as he is talented, Tom is regarded as something of a culinary prodigy. Starting at the tender age of 15, he learnt his craft at Le Talbooth in Essex before rising through the ranks at several Michelin-starred restaurants, including Dabbous and The Westbury. He took over The Dorchester’s kitchens while still just 26, becoming the youngest head chef in the restaurant’s 93-year history.

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Join us for our 50th Celebrations

There’s no party quite like a Big Green Egg party. There’s something about cooking in the open air over fire and smoke that turns casual gatherings into special occasions and special occasions into truly memorable events. We’ve been providing those magical moments for people all around the world since the brand’s foundation exactly 50 years ago. Throughout 2024, we’re going to be celebrating the 50th birthday of Big Green Egg the only way we know how: bringing people together to share exceptional food and unforgettable experiences.

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