|Born||Simon Peter Rimmer
May 5, 1963
Wallasey, Cheshire (Now Merseyside), England
|Occupation||Celebrity chef, television presenter|
Something for the Weekend (2006—12)
Sunday Brunch (2012—)
Daily Brunch (2014)
Win It, Cook It (2014)
Simon Peter Rimmer (born 5 May 1963 in Wallasey, Cheshire, (Now Merseyside)) is an English chef, best known for his on-screen partnership with Tim Lovejoy, with whom he co-hosted the BBC Two programme Something for the Weekend from 2006 until 2012. Rimmer and Lovejoy then began co-hosting Channel 4 programme Sunday Brunch and its spin-off Daily Brunch.
Rimmer's television career began with Granada Breeze and he has also appeared regularly on programmes including This Morning, Granada Tonight, A Taste for Travel, Lunchtime Live and The Afternoon Show, Gloria’s Open House – Channel 5, Xchange for CBBC and a spot of co-presenting on UKTV's Great Food Live and BBC One's To Buy or Not to Buy. Simon presented This Little Farmer for BBC One and Making a Meal of It, also for BBC Two. He was the mentor on the Channel 5 programme Breaking Into Tesco in which people competed to get their food products sold by Tesco.
Rimmer's first book, The Accidental Vegetarian, was published in October 2004. His second book, The Rebel Cook, was published in October 2006. His third book Lazy Brunch came out in spring 2008, co-written with Lovejoy and based on a feature in Something from the Weekend. In spring 2009, Mitchell Beazley published his fourth book, The Seasoned Vegetarian.
Rimmer pitted his cooking talents against other skilled chefs on the programme Great British Menu.
During the 2013 British Sausage Week, Rimmer served as a judge of the regional finals in several regions in the UK, helping to choose the winners and promote the event. He would comment how "impressed" he was at the effort put in by the local butchers.
Since 13 October 2014, Lovejoy and Rimmer have hosted a new spin-off series called Daily Brunch, airing on Monday to Fridays from 10am.
- "All about Simon Rimmer". Channel 4.
- "Top chef Simon Rimmer cooks takeaway dinners for Craig Bellamy to keep striker fit". Daily Record.
- Simon Rimmer, who owns restaurant Earle in Hale, Trafford is one of the celebrity chefs at this year's Good Food Show. Messenger. 28 May 2009.
- "Simon Rimmer". Jillie Bushell.
- "101 great goals".
- Greens Restaurant
- Earle Restaurant
- Eat The Chef - Video Recipes by Simon and others
- Simon Rimmer recipes
- The Cheshire Cookery School