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FEJ POWER LIST 2018: Kitchen Innovators

FEJ POWER LIST 2018: Kitchen Innovators

The ‘Kitchen Innovators’ category, sponsored by Induced Energy, 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

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Pete Redman, Chef Director, Bartlett Mitchell

Bartlett Mitchell is a caterer that has been going from strength to strength, with sales in its last financial year rising a healthy 11% to £39m. Over the past 12 months, the Surrey-based outfit has secured significant contracts across the UK, including major wins with Man Group and global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  It

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Jeremy Ford, Director of Food, Gather & Gather

Jeremy Ford joined Gather & Gather’s senior leadership team this year, taking responsibility for culinary development across the company and its specialist events business, Creative Events. Having gained significant experience in the industry from his time at Restaurant Associates, where he was responsible for a team of more than 300 chefs, Jeremy knows his way

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Ross Pike, Chef Director, Oakman Inns

Oakman Inns’ core estate continues to respond to the huge efforts it is putting into evolving its offer and engaging its people, with its last five major projects delivering in excess of their investment targets. The principal highlight this year has been the eventual opening of The Royal Foresters, which had been delayed by last

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Ben Keggans Executive Chef, Frankie & Benny’s

There is quite literally the sweet smell of success in the air as far as Frankie & Benny’s is concerned following the successful launch of its new dessert menu. Equipment has been at the forefront of this, with a new waffle machine proving a fine addition to its kitchens.  “It has given us the ability

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Mark Teed Food Strategy & Implementation Manager, Star Pubs & Bars

Star Pubs & Bars has been one of the most proactive investors in the market over the past 12 months, reinforcing its commitment to building a well-resourced and supported pub estate that currently numbers nearly 3,000 sites. Its ‘Just Add Talent’ initiative has proved to be a compelling mechanism for individuals keen to kick-start a

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Victoria Robertson, Head of Food Innovation, KFC

KFC found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons at the start of this year as a chicken shortage caused by a change in logistics partner led to hundreds of stores temporarily closing for business. Since then, the chain has put all its energy into recovering from the crisis and highlighting the more

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Matt Hay, Chef Director, BaxterStorey

Matt Hay is approaching his 15th year at BaxterStorey and it’s fair to say he has seen the contract catering market change immeasurably in that time. BaxterStorey has been at the forefront of this transformation, forging ahead with a strategy firmly planted in providing personalised catering services that focus on fresh food.  As chef director,

POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: David Mulcahy, Food Innovation Director, Sodexo

With the expertise of its sector teams to draw from, Sodexo remains one of the most ubiquitous caterers in the UK market. From corporate catering in staff restaurants to fine dining at world-class sporting events, the company boasts a highly talented chef pool that always puts quality and creativity at the heart of its work.