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THE 2017 FEJ POWER LIST REVEALED

THE 2017 FEJ POWER LIST REVEALED

Welcome to the 2017 FEJ Power List — our annual celebration of the movers and shakers in the UK foodservice industry. This year’s list, which is supported by category partners Viessmann, Samsung and Vito, pinpoints 40 individuals from the operator side of the market who have made their mark this year. From the chief executives and

Kitchens and exteriors

Editor’s welcome: Picking the 2017 Power List

Conditions in the UK market have been challenging this year to say the least, with restaurant bosses bemoaning the impact of rising business rates, higher rents and soaring operational costs. Those that are achieving these things tend to be the ones that have a firm handle on their back-of-house operations, understanding that getting the kitchen

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FEJ POWER LIST 2017: Kitchen Innovators

The ‘Kitchen Innovators’ category, sponsored by Vito, recognises the individuals for whom the kitchen is their life. From the development chef to the group executive chef, these culinary masters are integral to food strategy, menu development, kitchen design and catering equipment specification. You might not find them in a suit and tie, but their work

Tortilla

POWER LIST 2017, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Martyn Clover, Head of Food, Tortilla

Fast-casual restaurant chain Tortilla continues to make a name for itself having opened up its 34th site this year. The Californian-themed burrito and taco restaurant brand has won admirers for its fresh ingredients and healthy alternative to Mexican fast food, with the consistency and quality of its kitchens intrinsic to its success.  The man responsible

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BREAKING NEWS: THE 2016 FEJ POWER LIST REVEALED

Welcome to the 2016 FEJ Power List — our annual celebration of the movers and shakers in the UK foodservice industry. This year’s list, which is supported by headline partner C&C Catering Equipment, pinpoints 40 individuals from the operator side of the market who have made their mark this year. From the chief executives and

Kitchen Innovators Category

FEJ POWER LIST 2016: Kitchen Innovators

The ‘Kitchen Innovators’ category recognises the individuals for whom the kitchen is their life. From the development chef to the group executive chef, these culinary masters are integral to food strategy, menu development, kitchen design and catering equipment specification. You might not find them in a suit and tie, but their work has the ability

Star Pubs & Bars

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Luke Davies, Food Strategy & Implementation Manager, Star Pubs & Bars

Star Pubs & Bars, the leased pub business of Heineken, is among the biggest investors in equipment right now thanks to a finely-tuned strategy created to help licensees develop their culinary offering. Food strategy and implementation manager, Luke Davies, is the man behind the plan and he has created a series of practical support tools

Greene King, Hungry Horse

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Kevin Harper, Food Development Director, Greene King

Decisions about Greene King’s kitchen and catering offering are now being taken by a single department following its acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company — and at the head of it all is Kevin Harper. The Suffolk-based pub giant paid £774m to take over Spirit and create a 3,100-unit strong pub empire last year, and

Maholtra Group

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Norman MacKenzie, Executive Chef, Malhotra Group

With interests in property, care homes and leisure ventures, Newcastle-based Malhotra Group is one of the most diversified groups in the North East. Its project pipeline is bulging with new opportunities in the hospitality field, so much so that it created the role of ‘executive chef’ from scratch this year. Norman MacKenzie, a Craft Guild

Living Ventures

POWER LIST 2016, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: John Branagan, Group Chef Director, Living Ventures

Living Ventures runs some of the most exciting brands in the UK restaurant and bar market. The group counts brands such as Artisan, Blackhouse, Gusto and Red Door among a growing portfolio of 30-plus sites that, according to reports, generated sales north of £100m last year. Chef director, John Branagan, remains a loyal and important

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