Jasper's Catering has opened a franchise in Epsom, Surrey to provide hospitality services to businesses across the region.
Feliciano Torres, originally from Argentina, has moved to the UK with his wife Paulina from Mexico to open the new branch.
Torres previously worked as a scriptwriter for Mexican soap operas and was a TV producer in the US and Latin America for the past 20 years.
The birth of their daughter Nina in 2014 encouraged the couple to settle permanently in the UK.
He said: "It might not be as dramatic as my previous line of work, but customer service runs right through my professional life and is in my DNA.
"I am hungry for a fresh challenge and believe that owning a Jaspers' Catering business is the right progression for me."
He added: "We can't wait to get out there to show the businesses in and around Epsom what we have to offer."
Jasper's Catering provides a range of hospitality services to businesses including buffet catering and healthy workplace snack solutions.
Founded in Birmingham in 2003, the first Jasper's franchise opened in Northampton in 2007. The company also has branches in Manchester, Newcastle, London and Brighton, as well as other areas across the UK.
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