Katya Simmons, managing director of Nestlé Professional UK and Ireland, speaks to Lisa Jenkins about the company's vision, its role in the wider industry and the importance of nurturing young chefs
What does the role of managing director at Nestlé Professional involve?
For me, it's about taking all the knowledge I've earned from other parts of the Nestlé business and applying that intelligence to the foodservice sector. Nestlé is formed of multiple businesses: I also sit on the board of what we call Nestlé in the Market, and the home board of Nestlé Professional EMENA. However, my focus has been on the UK and Ireland out-of-home market, with time spent piloting new projects and supporting other markets.
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