Adam Thomason has been appointed executive head chef of the Genuine Dining Co.
The winner of the 2018 Foodservice Catey Chef of the Year – Private Site and two time runner-up in the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year competition joined the contract caterer on Monday. He has been tasked with continuing the company’s work with local suppliers creating menus to excite its growing customer base.
He had previously worked for Compass’ Restaurant Associates as executive head chef of Deloitte where he oversaw 30 chefs covering different departments, including fine dining.
Chris Mitchell, managing director of Group Genuine said: “We are delighted Adam is joining us. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him over the past couple of months, tasting his food and finding out what motivates him. He is a true ‘genuine foodie’ with a passion for developing others, values that run deep within the Genuine Dining Co and Group Genuine. Adam joins the company at a really exciting time and we’re looking forward to the journey ahead of us.”
Thomason, a holder of the Master of Culinary Arts added: “I am so excited to take on the role of executive head chef for Group Genuine. Their food ethos runs deep within their culture, and with a team of talented development chefs and genuine foodies, we can grow the and push innovations in the kitchen while working with as many British suppliers as possible.”
In awarding him a Foodservice Catey in October 2018 judges praised Thomason’s incredible 100% staff retention and the impressive work he had undertaken in coaching his chefs to bring out the best of their skills.