Jeremy King

Jeremy King was born in Somerset in 1954 and educated at Christ’s Hospital.  He initially pursued a career in merchant banking but gave that up to go into catering, becoming Searcy’s youngest ever manager at the age of 21.  Although headhunted to run a restaurant, wine bar and wine importing business, he soon returned to his passion for restaurants with the arrival of American restaurant Joe Allen in London, where he was Maître d’Hôtel. Jeremy met Chris Corbin in the late 1970s and they have been business partners for nearly 40 years. Together, the pair have created some of the most iconic and highly-regarded establishments in London. Today, the group comprises The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Zédel, Colbert, Fischer’s, Bellanger and Café Wolseley, which opened in June 2018 and is the group’s first venture outside London. Corbin & King’s new restaurant, Soutine, will open in St John’s Wood in April. Prior to opening The Wolseley, Chris and Jeremy owned and managed some of London’s most famous restaurants, including Le Caprice (opened 1981), The Ivy (1990) and J Sheekey (1998), all as part of Caprice Holdings, which they sold in 2000, staying on as directors until 2002. Jeremy was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to the hospitality industry and voluntary services to the Arts.
Truth, Love, Jews and Food
Food: a subject close to our hearts and souls, as well as our stomachs. Two award-winning foodies —  journalist and Spectator restaurant critic, Tanya Gold, and journalist, broadcaster and Observer food critic Jay Rayner — and one incredibly successful restaurateur, Jeremy King of Corbin & King – talk about subjects including why the people of the book became so passionate about what we put into our bodies; the role of the food critic in today’s society...