Market Movers articles

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Matt Davies, Group Executive Chef, The Lewis Partnership

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Matt Davies, Group Executive Chef, The Lewis Partnership

Matt Davies became the new chairman of the British Culinary Federation (BCF) this year and he remains fully focused on strengthening ties with the catering industry. The organisation has achieved a huge amount over the last decade, which Matt aims to build on. “The BCF is well-established with a strong foundation, a very successful Youth

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Robert Mitchell, Group Executive Chef, Drake & Morgan

Drake & Morgan is still a young player in the UK restaurant scene given it was only founded in 2008, but what it lacks in years it more than makes up for in ambition. Having ratcheted its London-focused store estate up to nine sites, it recently dipped into its cash reserves to snap up Corney

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Rachel Chatterton, Senior Innovation Manager, Starbucks

When Starbucks opened a new store at Upper St. Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden earlier this year, customers would have immediately spotted something they weren’t used to seeing in its branches: a shiny open kitchen preparing a range of fresh food for breakfast, lunch and evenings. While the coffee chain is well-known for its paninis

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Rudolf Plazinski, European Facilities Specialist, Chipotle

Mexican burrito chain Chipotle’s global store estate now spans 2,000 units, underscoring its status as one of the fastest-growing foodservice chains in the world. The vast majority of the group’s business is anchored in its native US market, but here in the UK it is steadily making a name for itself in the grab-and-go market.

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Eddie McAdam, Group Food & Beverage/Retail Manager, Center Parcs

Center Parcs revolutionised the holiday market in the UK when it opened its first ‘Village’ at Sherwood Forest in July 1987, providing short break forest holidays on a year-round basis. Now it boasts five complexes and welcomes more than two million guests a year. As group food and beverage/retail manager, Eddie McAdam leads a £125m

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Robbie Lorraine, Executive Chef, Grazing Food

London office caterer Grazing Food unveiled a state-of-the-art production kitchen this year to support its market growth and executive chef, Robbie Lorraine, was instrumental in making sure every aspect of the design was up to scratch. Having gained 20 years’ experience working in large industrial kitchens, including running the F&B operation at London City Airport,

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Peter Nielsen, Executive Chef, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is the exciting Danish-owned Japanese restaurant concept making a name for itself in the UK market. The UK journey is four-years-old and in that time the company has opened a handful of sites in London and, for the first time this year, branched outside of the capital with a restaurant in Cambridge.

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Tom Aikens, Founder, Tom’s Kitchen

Acclaimed chef Tom Aikens’ restaurant and deli chain has really gone up a gear this year in a bid to scale its operation. After making its mark in London, where it has sites in Chelsea, Canary Wharf, St Katharine Docks and Somerset House, the group is now looking outside of the capital. Birmingham is set