Sebby Holmes


Sebby in a few words...

Head Chef and Owner of Farang London 

Thai Food

Insects

EatGrub

Bib Gourmand

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Sebby's Story

Sebby is the Head Chef and Owner of Farang London. 

Farang London launched in 2015 having moved away from his position as Head Chef at the Smoking Goat, Sebby first opened Farang as a pop-up concept featuring food he loves, adventurous and innovative Thai street food with a changing menu featuring dishes such as 'Heavenly beef and burnt chilli dipping sauce' and 'Sticky Pork with Salted Pumpkin'. Farang found it's permanent home in Highbury, Islington where it has received rave reviews from London critics and built a steady fanbase of local customers as well as solidifying it's position as a 'must visit' London restaurant. In 2018, Farang and Sebby, was extremely proud to receive a Bib Gourmand from Michelin, an award that celebrates restaurants serving exceptionally high quality food at affordable prices.   

Sebby travelled to Asia in 2008 where he fell in love with Thai food. Despite having trained in traditional British cooking, Sebby returned from his travels, eager to replicate the amazing flavours he found in Thailand. Sebby started working at renowned London restaurant – The Begging Bowl where he worked his way to sous chef level, during his time at The Begging Bowl, Sebby began to get familiar cooking with more unusual ingredients, especially insects. From there, Sebby moved onto hugely popular Thai Streed food restaurant The Smoking Goat where he spent over a year as head chef, causing a stir in the industry with the restaurant becoming one of the most hotly reviewed restaurants of 2015.

It was through his experimentation with insect cooking that he met with Start-up Company EatGrub who are a wholesaler for edible insects in the UK. Sebby is the development chef for EatGrub, working on designing new products, dishes and menus. Their products are now stocked in Planet Organic stores throughout London, Ocado and 250 Sainsbury's stores across the UK. 

Sebby featured on ITV’s The Secret Life our Your House and as a guest on ITV's This Morning where he showed how delicious eating insects can be. His personality and unusual skills make him perfect for TV.

Sebby graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Journalism in 2012 and his passion for writing has not waned. In his spare time, Sebby writes a food blog called Articuleat. Through his blog, Sebby tries to give readers an inside perspective to the exciting buzz of the food industry through a chef's eyes, pop-up's, insects, restaurants and Thai food.