Prior to diversifying into training my working experience started with a catering management qualification, achieved in 1980, and subsequent employment as a manager for 2 of the largest contract catering providers in central London. After several years of practical management experience I progressed into a business development role negotiating support services contracts for both commercial companies and latterly NHS Trusts across the UK.
I have also worked as an independent consultant gaining experience advising small independent & Artisan food producers, large commercial ventures, NHS Trusts and facilities management companies on projects ranging from small operational & practical issues to large Private Finance Initiatives involving the development and compilation of Service Quality Plans, Method Statements, Food Hygiene Codes of Practice, Food Safety Manuals and HACCP systems. This experience not only enables me to give advice and guidance to chefs, managers and employers on a practical level and identify with the issues trainees may experience in the workplace, but also has provided me with a good insight into what life is like on the other side of the fence when you are trying to please and impress the enforcement officer.
The food safety, nutrition and health and safety training courses I offer are accredited by the CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) who are the field leaders and highly respected so clients and candidates alike can be confident that our course content meets, and usually exceeds, the legal training standard and Ofqual requirements.
I am based on the Hertfordshire / Essex border and am well placed to deliver across Hertfordshire, Essex, East Anglia and further afield if required.