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Pete Cann
Sales and Marketing Director Email

Industry Experience – Pete has worked both sides of the Pass; he started as a waiter and worked his way up to Head Chef and has also managed restaurants. Pete also has 10 years experience in catering recruitment.

Greatest Achievement – Walking at 5000ft above sea level in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Favourite Quote – ‘Great thing in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.’ – Steve Jobs

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Chloe Cann
Managing Director Email

Industry Experience – Chloe started working in the same industry in 1996 and has worked as a bar tender, waitress, kitchen assistant, shift manager and front of house trainer.

Greatest Achievement – Walking on hot coals and broken glass…it’s a long story!

Favourite Quote – ‘If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right’ – Henry Ford

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Janice McPherson
Finance ManagerEmail

Industry Experience – Janice has worked in a range of roles, including bar work, temporary catering, kitchen porter and kitchen assistant.

Greatest Achievement – Meeting my lovely husband and raising three lovely children.

Favourite Quote – ‘Those that mind, don’t matter, those that matter, don’t mind’

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Wendy Pownall
Office ManagerEmail

Industry Experience – I started my career in Hotels and pubs in the Lake Distric & Somerset in a variety of mangerial roles. I moved into the Event Catering Industry until taking time to have my family. Focusing on staff recruitment & development I feel the industry does not invest enough time and effort on customer service, I strive to achieve a better balance between product and service.

Greatest achievement – My previous and current Youth work.

Favourite quote – ” Tell me & I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” Benjamin Franklin.

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Oscar Hollingworth
Front of House ConsultantEmail

Industry experience – I worked for Josh Eggleton’s restaurant Salt & Malt, sister ship to the michelin star gastro pub The Pony & Trap, whilst doing my A levels.

Greatest achievement – At 16 I worked for a 3* Event rider, and had the chance to work with a great team and ride some top class horses. Passing my driving test (3rd time lucky) and also undertaking my power boating and sailing qualifications as well.

Favourite quote – “Failure isn’t falling down, it’s refusing to get back up” – This became very true when I first started riding age 5 and have had my fair share of tumbles since.

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Gaz Tredgett
Social DirectorEmail

Industry experience – My first job was working as a Catering Assistant, where I experienced what it was like working in a busy kitchen.

Greatest achievement – Either meeting Gordon Ramsay & him calling me a “Gentlemen”, or proposing to my girlfriend inside the Disneyland Castle..

Favourite quote – “The only way to do great work, is to love what you do.”- Steve Jobs

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Orla Murphy
Chef ConsultantEmail

Industry Experience– I started working in Kitchens at the age of 15 alongside school which made me want to train to be a Chef which I went on to complete a 2 year course in once I finished school. I worked as a chef for 15 years in a variety of establishments from busy Hotels to Gastro Pubs and Fine Dining Restaurants. I spent my last 5 years as a chef for a large contract catering company working my way up from a CDP to a Chef manager running my own unit.
After 15 years I decided to hang up my whites and joined the Back-2-Front team which I have been part of for 6 years now.

Greatest Achievement– Other than having my 2 kids I would have to say that my greatest career achievement was at the age of 23 I was offered a Head Chef role at a well known busy Bristol Restaurant it was an honour to have all my hard work recognised even though I did refuse the position due to having career doubts at the time.

Favourite Quote– “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

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Ryan Cox
Chef ConsultantEmail

Industry Experience- Worked in numerous restaurants in various countries from kitchen porter to front of house. Worked as a recruitment consultant for both permanent and temporary placements

Greatest Achievement- Being a Father and Husband. Surfing some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world.

Favourite Quote- When you discard arrogance, complexity and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret: Life is fun!