Sodexo extends contract with leading chef for a second year

Sodexo has confirmed that its corporate services business will continue to work with leading chef and restaurateur Adam Handling for another year.

Mr Handling will continue to support Sodexo’s corporate services culinary teams, inspiring its chefs through masterclasses and providing the company’s clients with exquisite hospitality at special events and functions. He will also help develop a signature hospitality menu to complement Sodexo’s workplace dining offer.

Sodexo’s corporate services business delivers integrated services to leading organisations around the world.

In the UK & Ireland, the segment employs over 10,000 people working in a range of corporate environments including prestigious head office locations, research and design centres, manufacturing sites and laboratories.

David Mulcahy, culinary director of Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “In addition to his work with our corporate services team, Adam will also continue to support our National Craft Forum with bespoke training initiatives and judging at the annual Sodexo chef of the year competition and salon culinaire event later this year.

“In collaboration with Adam, we share a drive to encourage young people to look at the hospitality industry as a career choice, both working with and supporting professional bodies such as The Craft Guild of Chefs and Springboard’s FutureChef programme.”

Mr Handling’s culinary journey started at Gleneagles where he was the first ever trainee chef. His career from there includes winning Scottish Young Chef of the Year 2011, Scottish Chef of the Year 2015 and Newcomer Restaurant of the Year in the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2015. He was also awarded the British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year in 2014.

The Adam Handling Restaurant Group now includes two restaurants, a deli and cocktail bar. He recently announced his largest venture yet, a brand new site in Hoxton, which will be the new location for his first restaurant, as well as another bar and deli opening in July.

Additionally, he was recently appointed as executive chef at the new Belmond Cadogan Hotel, which is due to open at the end of the year.

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