May 19, 2011
Shaun Rankin (born 1972, County Durham) is the Michelin-starred chef of the Bohemia restaurant in St Helier, Jersey. Rankin has said that he always wanted to be a chef, and set out to become one at the age of 14. He learned the trade at The Mayfair hotel in London as an apprentice, as well as attending the Thames Valley University at Slough as a day release student.
He returned to Yorkshire in 1992, after three years in London, and took a position as chef de partie at the Black Bull Inn in Moulton, North Yorkshire. Since then he has worked in restaurants as close to home as Darlington and as far afield as Chicago and Australia. 2010 saw the launch of the 'SR' brand across major retailers. Rankin's first book, Seasoned Islands, was released by The Refinery on 14th November 2010; concurrently, a television series, Seasoned Islands, was produced by Channel TV and released on DVD.