Neil began his apprenticeship at the age of 16, in Cheltenham, England, and completed four years of college training in catering, breadmaking, and confectionary. He has been Chef de Cuisine at Rundles Restaurant in Stratford since 1981, and has done stages in France at such renowned Michelin three-star restaurants as Jamin (owned by Joel Robuchon), L’Abroisie, Tour D’Argent, Taillevent, Hotel des Frères Troisgros, and several one- and two- star restaurants. Recently, he has completed stages in two Scandinavian restaurants of note: Noma in Copenhagen, and Frantzén/Lindeberg in Stockholm. In North America, he has completed stages at JoJos and the Quilted Giraffe in New York; Chez Panisse in California; Four Seasons in Philadelphia; and San Francisco’s Compton Place Hotel. Most recently, Neil staged at chef Ben Shewry’s celebrated restaurant, Attica, in Melbourne, Australia.