Originally from the Czech Republic, he grew up in a small historical town of Kromeriz and has always liked cooking, but knew that to learn more, he’d have to travel.
Tom began his culinary career in London as an apprentice in a Chinese kitchen and worked his way up; leading their kitchen as a head chef within a year. It was a tough job but well worth it with the opportunity to understand the flavours and techniques which he still uses today.
Tom left to work in fine dining restaurants to learn a different type of cuisine and service. Based on the reputation of his work in the UK he was offered to start an Asian restaurant in Dubai – Steam sum dim sum in 2007 which led him to start up his own business as a free lance chef and chef consultant under “Tomas Reger Food Consultants” in 2010
The freedom gained allowed him to work on some very interesting projects including Sky Bar in Beirut, Jasmine room and Le Sushi bar and most notably the first pop up restaurant in Beirut – “The Junkyard” in Mar Mikhael last year.
Now based in Dubai and part of the food community, Tom mostly concentrates on private dinners, bespoke experiences such as Secret suppers with Lime and Tonic and helping restaurants with their menu – be it an existing or new concept.
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