Chef Daniel Ayton | Celebrity Chef | Book or Hire

Daniel Ayton


Daniel Ayton, FWMC, has been elected Vice President of the World Master Chefs Society.  An experienced chef with almost 30 year's extensive experience in fine dining as well as banqueting operations.


After working alongside such chefs as Pierre Larapidie of the George V, Paris in Torquay’s five star Imperial Hotel, he became a Forte Graduate chefworking for chefs such as Paul Bocuse & Gastone Lenotre also hotels


  • The Grosvenor House,
  • Park Lane, Browns, Mayfair,
  • The Bath Spa,
  • The Randolph, Oxford,
  • Le Saint Pierre, Normandy,
  • Hotel Des Burgues, Geneva,
  • & the three Michelin starred Paul Bocuse, Lyon


This was then followed positions at

  • The Balmoral, Edinburgh;
  • Hilton, Coventry and Newbury and Park Lane London;
  • Powder mills, East Sussex, (2 rosettes four  years);
  • Five Lakes, Essex, (2 rosettes one year)


Born in Torquay, Devon; Daniel started in the industry, washing up in his parents’ 120 seated restaurant, whilst still at school earning his ‘pocket money’ this is where he found his Passion for food.


Daniel uses every opportunity to develop his own skills, often in his spare time, in 2009 qualified as a WACS B grade culinary judge. He is influenced by international cuisines experienced on his travels and has completed an essay on ethnic and authentic food, and a dissertation looking at the Psychosocial Aspects of CŒLIAC DISEASE and how it impacts the hospitality industry; this went towards his honors degree.


Daniel has also been privilege over the years to cook for their Majesties the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall along with their guests the President of South Africa and Twelve Heads of State in 2010 on Commonwealth day.



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