Fergus Henderson is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in the modern restaurant scene, both in the UK and internationally, responsible for transforming how and what people cook and eat. He coined the now-ubiquitous phrase Nose-to-Tail in his eponymous and multi award winning cookbook of the same name, Nose to Tail Eating, which was published in 1999 and went on to be named in the LA Times as the most influential cookbook of all time. This and his three subsequent books have remained in print ever since; widely read, used and admired and hailed as essential modern classics.
In 2005 Fergus received an MBE for services to gastronomy, this was upgraded in 2020 to an OBE for services to the culinary arts. A Lifetime Achievement Award from the influential 50 Best Restaurants list, Tatler, Observer, and the BBC are just some of the accolades Fergus has been awarded. He is one of the most iconic and adored figures in restaurants today.