May 5, 1963
His 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 BBC1'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.
His 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. It was co-written with Tim Lovejoy and based on a feature in Something from the Weekend. In spring 2009, Mitchell Beazley published his fourth book, The Seasoned Vegetarian.
In 2012, he appeared on the CBBC series, 12 again.
Personal life 
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- Greens Restaurant
- Earle Restaurant
- Eat The Chef - Video Recipes by Simon and others
- Simon Rimmer recipes
- The Cheshire Cookery School