Christopher Naylor (chef)

Christopher Naylor
Born (1970-11-28) 28 November 1970 (age 53)
Carlisle, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
OccupationChef
EmployerRestaurant Vermeer
Known forMichelin star
PredecessorPascal Jalhaij[1]

Christopher Naylor (born 28 November 1970) is a British head chef, leading the kitchen of the Michelin starred Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[2] Under his leadership, Restaurant Vermeer was awarded one Michelin star in the periods 2005–2007 and 2011–2022[3][4][5][6]

In 2004, Naylor took over the two starred Restaurant Vermeer from head chef Pascal Jalhaij.[7] As new head chef, Michelin warned Naylor that it was virtual impossible to retain both Michelin stars and difficult to keep one star.[8] To everyone's surprise, Naylor managed to retain one star.[9][10] In 2007, he was not so lucky and the restaurant lost its star.[11] After three years without a star, the quality of the cooking of Naylor was again recognised with a Michelin star for restaurant Vermeer in 2011.[12]

In 2016, while Vermeer – which is part of fivestar, NH Hotel Group owned hotel Barbizon Palace – was closed for an intensive refurbishment, Naylor opened pop-up restaurant Roomservice at Olof's in an adjacent church.[13] This restaurant was furbished with former inventory of the hotel. Apart from Vermeer, Naylor will also be responsible for the restaurant in Amsterdam-based hotel Doelen, which is part of the NH Collection label.[14]

Naylor had his formal cooking education in Cheshire, United Kingdom, at the Weaverham High School and the Mid Cheshire College of Further Education. In the Netherlands, he started as sous-chef in "Hotel Grand", under Albert Roux. Later he moved on to La Rive and worked as junior sous-chef under Robert Kranenborg. He continued his collaboration with Kranenborg as sous-chef in Vossius and head-chef in La Cirque.[15]

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References

  1. ^ Kok, Richard (20 July 2004). "Chris Naylor opvolger Jalhaij bij Restaurant Vermeer". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ Restaurant Vermeer Archived 22 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (1 May 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2006 t/m 2011". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. Historical overview Dutch Michelin stars 2006–2011
  4. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (22 November 2010). "Totaaloverzicht Michelinsterren 2011". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013. Historical Overview Dutch Michelin stars 2011
  5. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (28 November 2011). "Totaaloverzicht Michelinsterren 2012". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013. Historical Overview Dutch Michelin stars 2012
  6. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (26 November 2012). "Totale Michelinsterrenoverzicht 2013". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013. Historical Overview Dutch Michelin stars 2013
  7. ^ Kok, Richard (20 July 2004). "Chris Naylor opvolger Jalhaij bij Restaurant Vermeer". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  8. ^ Kok, Richard (10 August 2004). "Michelin: 'Vermeer raakt ster kwijt'". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ Roemaat, Bianca (17 November 2004). "Abrupte stijlbreuk in restaurant Vermeer". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  10. ^ Kok, Richard (2 March 2005). "Vermeer moet verdomd blij zijn met één ster". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  11. ^ van der Reijden, Demian (28 November 2007). "Kersvers 'sterlozen' moeite met houding". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  12. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (23 November 2010). "Michelin 2011: Chris Naylor noemt Michelinster heel speciaal". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Roomservice at Olof's | I amsterdam". www.iamsterdam.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Kok, Richard (20 July 2004). "Chris Naylor opvolger Jalhaij bij Restaurant Vermeer". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
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