Jeremy grew up in a village just outside Dundee. His father and grandfather were artists and originally Jeremy thought he'd go to art school, like his two brothers. Instead he got a job as a waiter in local restaurant The Old Mansion House Hotel, Auchterhouse. He didn't enjoy being front of house and eventually got a job in the kitchen, where he stayed for three years before moving to London.
Jeremy developed his knowledge of modern European food while working with Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum. He was head chef at the Frith Street Restaurant from 1992 until 1994 and subsequently launched Euphorium in Islington. Jeremy has been head chef at the Blueprint Café in London since 1995.
Jeremy has also had a successful food-writing career. He was shortlisted for Newspaper Cookery Writer in the 2002 Glenfiddich Awards for his work in the Guardian Weekend.