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Scott John-Hodgson Biography – Scott John-Hodgson Wiki
Scott John-Hodgson is Head Chef at Kenny Atkinson’s Michelin-star Solstice in Newcastle. He is set to appear on the 2024 series of Great British Menu on BBC Two.
Located in the heart of the historical Newcastle Quayside and a stone’s throw away from the iconic Newcastle Tyne Bridge, Solstice is a fine dining restaurant by Kenny & Abbie Atkinson, offering an elegant and intimate dining experience.
Born and bred in Teesside, Scott has been a chef for seven years – five of which were with Kenny Atkinson. He started at Atkinson’s House of Tides (1*) in 2018 and worked his way up to sous chef, before an opportunity arose for him to move to Atkinson’s new restaurant, Solstice, in 2022, where he is at the helm. After being open for only 8 months, Solstice was awarded a Michelin Star in March 2023.
Scott studied a BA (hons) in Sport Development with Business at Liverpool John Moores University. He graduated intending to become a sports coach, but he quickly realised that wasn’t the job for him.
Scott loves to focus his cooking on quality local ingredients, which allows him to celebrate how simplicity on a plate can have the produce front and centre. He is keen to embrace seasonality and sustainable practices.
Scott John-Hodgson Age
Chef Scott John-Hodgson was born in 1991 in Teesside.
Scott John-Hodgson Wife
Solstice Head Chef Scott John-Hodgson is married to his wife Rachel Lenham, the Restaurant Manager at Solstice in Newcastle. Scott and Rachel were both raised in Teesside and met at college at 16. After discovering their passion for quality food and exceptional hospitality when traveling the world, the pair launched Motus Dining, a pop-up dining experience in Newcastle.
Scott John-Hodgson Great British Menu
Scott John-Hodgson is a contestant on Series 19 of the Great British Menu, presented by Andi Oliver. He features as one of four chefs representing the North East of England in the regional heats, alongside Samira Effa, Cal Byerley and Adam Degg. The North East regional competitors will be battling it out for a place in finals week.
He announced the news on Instagram, writing: “Super proud to be representing Teesside and the North East in this year’s Great British Menu alongside some amazing guys!”
This year’s theme is celebrating Britain’s success in the Olympics and Paralympics and is set to culminate with an Olympic-theme banquet in Paris, hosted by the British Ambassador to France for Team GB as they prepare for Paris 2024. The Teesside native has come up with menu ideas inspired by the North East Olympic gold medal-winning rower Kat Copeland.
Scott John-Hodgson’s Instagram handle is @scotthodgson91.