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Shaun Rankin

Shaun Rankin

The quality of the seafood on Shaun's menus is exquisite, with a varied selection of fish available due to Jersey’s famous tidal movements. Shaun is a keen fisherman himself and he has been sourcing quality seafood from the Fresh Fish Company for over twenty years. He maintains an excellent relationship with a number of other Jersey producers including Fungi Delecti, the scientific suppliers of mushrooms who practise sustainable methods. Shaun even employs the services of a forager to provide his restaurant with sea herbs and other delicacies.

Despite his high levels of success Shaun has not forgotten the journey it took to get there. As a young chef he was given the chance of a three-year apprenticeship, citing this as the opportunity that changed his life. In turn, he is always taking on apprentices at Ormer Mayfair, hoping to provide some inspiration to young chefs at the beginning of their careers.

Three things you need to know

Shaun featured in the 2017 series of MasterChef, when a group of contestants worked a service at Ormer Mayfair.

Shaun reached the final of Great British Menu in 2009, where he cooked a treacle tart with raspberry ripple clotted cream ice cream at the final banquet.

Shaun is an ambassador for Jersey Royals, promoting their use all over Europe.