Our People

are the icing on the cake, and we are always on the lookout for rising stars - people who can inspire and uplift, smart thinkers, team players and culinary creatives - and we support and mentor them to fulfil their potential. We offer opportunities at every level and will train, nurture and support you, helping you to progress in your chosen career.

Charmaine Payne - Supervisor

Charmaine Payne


Having worked in education catering for many years, Charmaine decided she wanted to manage her own school and joined our apprentice scheme to gain the skills to set her on this path. She’s now a supervisor and is looking forward to her next step up the career ladder.

Dennis Idahosa - Apprentice

Dennis Idahosa

Apprentice Chef

Dennis has enrolled in our Chef Academy to increase his culinary skills and knowledge. Ambitious and keen to succeed, he knows that not only will he gain practical skills and experience, but he will also achieve a nationally recognised and respected qualification.

Ian Jones - Head Chef

Ian Jones


From sous chef to management, Ian has been trained and mentored to succeed in his career progression and been empowered and trusted to bring his personality and ideas into his kitchen.

Kenrick Ruthven - General Manager

Kenrick Ruthven

General Manager

Kenrick has been inspired and guided by our operational and support teams to move from hospitality supervisor to general manager at one of our livery halls. He knows that the world is his oyster and is looking forward to continued success.

Liam Hatcher - Regional Trainer

Liam Hatcher

Senior Regional Trainer

Liam has a natural flair for customer service and an incredible ability to motivate others. His background is events and hospitality and before joining the training team he worked at a number of our venue and destination sites.

Pavla Brymova - Reception Manager

Pavla Brymova

Reception Manager

Promoted from receptionist to manager within eight months of starting, Pavla’s main goal is to motivate and inspire her team to be the best they can and to be happy.