Born in Yorkshire, Shaun Rankin honed his skills at The Mayfair Hotel in London, after attending catering college at the Thames Valley University in Slough. He returned to his hometown after three years in London, to assume the position of chef de partie at the Black Bull Inn in Moulton. Shaun has spent much of his career in Jersey, eight years of which were dedicated to the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Longueville Manor. Shaun opened his first restaurant as head chef, Bohemia in 2003, gaining a Michelin star a mere two years later.
In 2013, after 9 years at Bohemia, Shaun went on to open the much-awaited Ormer in Jersey, winning a Michelin star only four months later. In 2016 he opened its sister restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, bringing the tastes and produce of Jersey to London. Shaun has authored a cookbook titled ‘Shaun Rankins’ Seasoned Islands (2011), covering recipes inspired by the bounties of the Channel Islands. He is also a regular face on television, representing the southwest in BBC Two’s Great British Menu – which he won with his dish of Treacle Tart and Jersey clotted cream. He was one of the original Great British Chefs, alongside esteemed peers and alumni including Marcus Wareing, Nuno Mendes and Tom Aikens. More recently he returned to his roots to open the newly Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon.