He replaces Aaron Mulliss, who is leaving the kitchen after 12 years on 1 May to pursue new ventures.
Kerridge says: “Jamie has worked alongside me for eight years, moving from junior sous chef to senior sous chef, and now to the new head chef. This is the perfect next step for Jamie and for The Hand and Flowers; his creativity, vision and passion for food encompasses everything that we do [here]. He understands guests’ needs and we are very much looking forward to seeing Jamie progress both professionally and personally in this new role.”
Mulliss has no firm plans after his departure, but Kerridge adds that he has the team’s “love, support and backing” in his next move.
The Hand and Flowers opened in 2005 and won its first Michelin star in under a year, with a second following in 2012.
Kerridge also runs Marlow pubs The Butcher’s Tap and Michelin-starred The Coach, and oversees Kerridge’s Bar and Grill at The Corinthia Hotel in London.