David Steel has been promoted to chef director for business development at leading independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell. Steel, who has been with the company for two and half years as a development chef, will play a crucial role in supporting and developing new and existing contracts across the company’s growing portfolio.
His promotion follows a prolonged period of exceptional progress for Bartlett Mitchell, which saw annual turnover climb to £39m after seven consecutive years of double-digit growth.
Prior to joining Bartlett Mitchell, Steel’s extensive experience in the foodservice sector included senior chef roles at Barclays and Sky TV.
He will report to strategic business development director James Greetham, who recently joined the business.
Steel said: “I feel incredibly proud, honoured and privileged to be promoted to Chef Director of business development. It is great to be part of such an amazing company that lets you express yourself and really stay true to their values and their people.
“We have a great team at Bartlett Mitchell and I look forward to working alongside Pete Redman and to help build on the great foundations that have already been laid.”
Wendy Bartlett, executive chairman of Bartlett Mitchell, commented:
“David’s enthusiasm, drive and passion to successfully complete a project, coupled with his culinary skills, makes him a truly valued member of the BM family.
“We are delighted to have such a talented chef and great leader in our business. This promotion is testament to the hard work and focus David has consistently demonstrated since he joined our business.”