Chef, Presenter & Author
television and radio broadcaster with his own unique and warm style of presenting. Simon has captured the public’s interest during his weekly presenter/chef role on BBC2’s Something for the Weekend. Simon has also presented Food Fighters for BBC 1 which TX’d in May 2010 and Simon Rimmer’s Dinners for Good Food in Oct 2009 as well as Breaking into Tesco- Five, Recipe for Success- BBC 2, Grubs Up- ITV and Local Food Heroes- UKTV. Simon will also appear in Great British Waste Menu, BBC 1 August 2010 and presents Meals in Minutes on Five which also airs in 2010.
Simon began his career on Granada Breeze, hosting shows such as Livetime and Battle of the Chefs. His down to earth personality and an approach that makes food fun, led him to appear on This Morning, Granada Tonight and other day time shows including The Afternoon Show and Gloria’s Open House on Channel 5. In 2007 Simon’s presenting roles included This Little Farmer Went to Market and To Buy or Not to Buy both aired on BBC1. He also appeared on Great British Menu, BBC2.
To add to his talents, Simon has written and published 4 books The Accidental Vegetarian - Cassell Illustrated, Rebel Cook- Cassell Illustrated and Lazy Brunch- Quadrille. His fourth book The Seasoned Vegetarian- Mitchell Beazley was published in February 2009. He also regularly contributes to food magazines including Delicious, Olive, and BBC Good Food Magazine and has a column starting in the newly launched Vegetarian Living from Sept 2010.
Simon is frequently booked for endorsement, advertising, marketing campaigns and corporate events. Recent projects include extensive PR campaigns for J20, Currys and Potato Council, host for The Grocer Awards and healthy recipe demonstrations for the British Cardiovascular Society. He also performs numerous regional cookery demonstrations including BBC Good Food Show.
Aside from his hectic filming schedule Simon is chef patron of two award winning restaurants in Manchester, Greens and Earle. An ability to mix his natural flair for business with his passion for food keeps Simon connected to the energy of the UK restaurant scene and changing trends and demands of the UK consumer.
Simon is married, has two children and lives in Manchester.