Glynn Purnell

Glynn Purnell started his culinary career doing work experience at the Metropole Hotel. Since then, he has worked with a number of notable chefs, including two star Michelin chef Claude Bosi who he regards as his mentor. Whilst Head Chef at Jessica's, he was awarded Birmingham's first ever Michelin star. He currently runs Purnell's restaurant in Birmingham and recently opened Purnell's Bistro & Ginger's Bar in the city centre.

He has successfully made the transition into television and has taken part in the Great British Menu, winning twice and then appearing as a mentor. Glynn featured on The Great British Food Revival and regularly appears as a guest chef on Saturday Kitchen with James Martin. His first book, Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales won the Gourmand UK Special Award in 2015.


  • Reviews

    ‘Glynn is one of the trail blazers of new British cooking. Brilliant, creative and very funny too.’ Heston Blumenthal

Books by Glynn Purnell