Jasper's Corporate Catering has opened its two latest franchises this month, in Brighton and Chester.
Jasper's Brighton is owned by Dutch-born Maarten van der Vilde, who spent 15 years managing luxury chalets and hotels in the Alps. He has also worked as food and beverage director for Michael Caines's Abode Hotel in Chester and as operations director for Conrad Hotels in London and Brussels.
Jasper's Chester has been opened by chef Simon Hadley. He began his career as an apprentice at the Dorchester then worked as a chef de partie for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.
Hadley has also worked at the three Michelin-starred Le Crocodile in Strasbourg, under head chef Emile Jung, and as sous chef at Hambleton Hall. His last role was in food development for Kerry Foods.
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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