Panasonic has appointed former Welbilt demo chef Scott Kedwards as its new development chef for professional cooking.
His previous experience includes working for West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Gleneagles Hotel and Turners, a former Michelin-starred restaurant. He has also worked for Compass Group’s fine dining arm, Restaurant Associates.
Mr Kedwards has more than 17 years experience in the industry and is a graduate from University College Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts Management.
He has competed successfully in a number of cooking competitions and is a former member of Junior Team England’s culinary team.
His brief from Panasonic is to focus on new and existing customers and offer them support in menu and recipe development.
He will also be supporting the Panasonic pro-cooking team with customer training, demonstrations and product promotion at trade shows, including Casual Dining this week.
Barnaby Sykes, head of category marketing at Panasonic Europe, said: “These are challenging times for all and there is no sector in foodservice that hasn’t been affected.
“We’ve always been committed to supporting our end-user customers and distributors and want to ensure we can maintain our high levels of customer service with Scott as an integral part of the team in the months and years to come as we make a return back to normality.”