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31.05.2018, 13:36

Appointment of David Simms as Culinary Director

Company News, Appointments, Catering, EMEA
Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure have appointed esteemed chef David Simms as Culinary Director, effective from June 2018.

 

David has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and joins from the Corrigan Collection, where he held the position of Managing Director overseeing an impressive portfolio including Bentleys Oyster Bar and Corrigan’s Mayfair. Prior to this, David was Managing Director of Simon Rogan’s UMBEL Restaurant Group, where he was responsible for the restaurant estate, including Fera at Claridge’s, Rogan & Co and the iconic, two Michelin star, L’Enclume.

 

The appointment marks a return to the business for David, as he previously held the position of Group Hospitality Executive Chef at Restaurant Associates between 2005 and 2012.

Commenting on his appointment, David said: “Restaurant Associates has a rich culinary heritage, serving many of Britain’s most prestigious organisations. I’m looking forward to working side by side with our clients and our talented chefs to continue delivering top quality dining offers.”

David will join the executive team, taking responsibility for culinary development, supply chain and culinary training for both Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure. He will report to Alice Woodwark, MD of Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure.

Alice Woodwark, said:David brings significant culinary kudos to our team and truly reinforces our positon as the leaders in food service and innovation. He has a wealth of Michelin Star restaurant experience, a passion for training and talent development and a genuinely innovative approach to food service. We’re thrilled to welcome him back to our team.”

 

 

About Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure

Restaurant Associates prides itself on creating food that is of Michelin Star quality and serving it to clients that range from banking organisations to boutique law firms and independent media agencies. Levy Leisure is the official catering partner at renowned cultural, historical and visitor attractions in the UK from Somerset House, IWM Duxford, to Salisbury Cathedral, world-famous Glyndebourne Festival and Edinburgh Zoo. Both are part of Compass Group UK & Ireland.

 

 

 

Compass Group PLC

About Compass Group PLC

Compass Group PLC is a British multinational contract foodservice, cleaning, property management and support services company headquartered at Compass House in Chertsey, Surrey. It is the largest contract foodservice company in the world and has operations in 50 countries. It serves around 5.5 billion meals a year in locations including offices and factories, schools, universities, hospitals, major sports and cultural venues, mining camps, correctional (prison) facilities and offshore oil platforms. Compass Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company. Discover more at www.compass-group.co.uk

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