A graduate of the University of St Andrews and a Diplomate of Leiths School of Food and Wine, Neil started his professional culinary career in South-West France under Thierry Marx at the two Michelin starred Chateau Cordeillan-Bages and latterly worked with M.O.F. Franck Ferigutti at Le Chapon Fin, one of the oldest and most famous Michelin starred restaurant in the region.
With a wealth of experience delivering excellence in culinary education, Neil has served as both a Senior teacher at Leiths School of Food and Wine and a Master Chef Lecturer of Le Cordon Bleu, London. The past 5 years have seen Neil diversify as an international private chef with a Forbes list clientele whilst developing as a commercial demonstrator and food business consultant working with a prestigious range of commercial clients in UK including Group SEB and Subzero & Wolf. In 2010 Neil founded Cuisto Limited as a commercial platform for provision of consulting, coaching and private chef services.