Olive is an exciting, vibrant and fast growing business.
Our people are highly motivated because they can see what a difference they make to our business, they enjoy what they do and they have clearly defined goals and objectives.
We are constantly looking for team orientated, food focused and ambitious people to help build and develop our business. In return, we offer excellent packages and an exciting environment filled with challenges and opportunities in which to develop.
If you are interested in joining our team, email us on: email@example.com
Senior Management Team
Operations Director, Paul has responsibility for our contracts in the Midlands/South. A longstanding industry professional, Paul worked his way up in a staff restaurant from Commis Chef to Head Chef before moving into management. Along the way he achieved a BTEC Higher Diploma with distinction in business and finance. Excellent at building client relationships, he ensures Olive’s high food standards are achieved and provides leadership and inspiration to our teams in the south. In his spare time he likes keeping fit and relishes a good triathlon.
Director of Food, Jacqui has responsibility for food standards and food development across our business. Jaqui is a trained chef, having started in the restaurant trade gaining experience in different restaurants including a position as a pastry chef in a Michelin starred restaurant. She monitors trends and together with our chefs and Food Innovation Team (FIT) develops new ideas, dishes and promotions to help drive sales in our business. Her interests include fitness and horse riding.
Operations Director, Mark has responsibility for our contracts in the North. With over 25 years’ experience in the catering industry, Mark’s varied background including working in America in hotels and conferencing as well as managing a multi-site food court operation for a branded high street chain. He sets standards, builds strong client relationships and provides leadership for our teams in the North as well as overseeing risk management in the business. He looks after two huskies who take him for walks and the occasional sleigh ride.
Sales Manager, Lindsay works with Damon in business development. Lindsay has the distinction of opening our first contract as Contract Manager. Since then, she has progressed rapidly through the ranks as Support Manager, Operations Manager and now Sales Manager. A people person, prior to moving into sales, Lindsay headed up Olive’s IIP accreditation team. She particularly enjoys music and live music events.
Co-founder, Sally-Ann has responsibility for operations. Having herself benefited from support and training as she worked her way up the contract catering industry, she is passionate about people and their development. When it comes to food, her standards are exacting. Her interests include horses and horse riding and she enjoys the occasional, indulgent spa visit.
Co-founder, Damon has responsibility for business development. Damon is a trained chef and a passionate foodie. He is concentrated on winning new business through building long term relationships with prospective clients as well as sharing his passion for fresh and exciting food with our teams. He is fond of the odd hack on the golf course.
Co-founder, Andrew has responsibility for finance. A chartered accountant, he previously spent 10 years at PwC. He is focused on how finance can benefit clients through clarity and transparency of information as well as identifying efficiencies to help drive down costs. His interests include sailing and a bit of golf as well as cooking with ‘enthusiasm’ in the kitchen at home.
If you would like to know more about Olive Catering and our success story, see contacts to get in touch with the Olive team