Simon Rimmer became known for the innovative vegetarian food of his Manchester restaurant Greens, which opened in 1990.
He went on to open Earle, a modern brasserie in Cheshire, in 2006, with business partners including his wife, friends, footballer Jason McAteer and football agent Dave Lockwood. Simon's television career began on lifestyle channel Granada Breeze. He has since appeared in and presented many BBC programmes but is probably most famous as the face of Something for the Weekend. Simon has a degree in fashion and textile design, and, when not busy with cooking and television, continues to freelance as a textile designer and ceramic decorator.