Ashley Tinoco has been promoted to head chef at Sam’s Riverside restaurant in Hammersmith, West London.
Born in India, Tinoco started his career as a trainee for Taj Hotels in Goa, his hometown.
In 2010, he joined the US-based Carnival Cruise Lines, first on the line, before being appointed as a development chef and working in Florida and Alaska.
Tonoco moved to London in 2016, joining the Rib Room team at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knighstbridge. He spent two years chef de partie under head chef Ian Rudge and was later promoted to sous chef.
In February 2019, he moved to the newly launched Belmond Cadogan hotel in nearby Sloane Street, where he spent eight months as a sous chef at Adam Handling Chelsea.
Tinoco was appointed senior sous chef under Harvey Trollope at Sam Harrison’s restaurant Sam’s Riverside ahead of its launch in November 2019.
Now, following Trollope’s move to France, Tinoco has been promoted to head chef, overseeing the 15-strong kitchen team, as well as the selection of homemade dishes sold at the recently launched Sam’s Larder, a grocer and delicatessen adjacent to the restaurant.