Co-Founder & Executive Chef
New Zealander Miles Kirby is Caravan restaurants’ Co-Founder and Executive Chef, and has over 21 years’ experience in the restaurant industry.
He began his career in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, before moving to The Netherlands where he worked as sous chef at the famed News Café. A move to London then saw Kirky take on the role of head chef at Peter Gordon’s acclaimed The Providores and Tapa Room restaurant in August 2001 – a position he held until 2009.
In February 2010, Kirby, alongside friends and fellow New Zealanders Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, opened Caravan – London’s first all-day restaurant, bar and in-house coffee roastery on Exmouth Market. Caravan’s second larger site opened in August 2012 as the very first restaurant on Granary Square, King’s Cross, which is also now home to Caravan Coffee Roasters operations. Kirby’s own nomadic leanings are evident throughout his signature, seasonal menus of ‘well-travelled’ dishes, for which he has become known for. Kirby and the Caravan team recently opened a third all-day restaurant & bar in London’s Bankside, with plans to open Caravan Coffee Roasters’ first stand-alone coffee roastery & café later this year in North London.