Independent London caterer Vacherin has come together with chef Robin Gill to create a new menu offering for clients.
Gill is owner and director of the Dairy, Clapham; the Manor, Clapham; Counter Culture, Clapham; and Paradise Garage, Bethnal Green. He is also a judge on MasterChef Ireland.
Gill will work alongside director of food Dan Kelly and his development team to develop new concepts and products.
As part of the collaboration, every Vacherin chef will have the opportunity to stage at one of Gill's restaurants.
Kelly said: "We wanted to create something that was a little different to the other chef affiliations that our market has seen, by having a truly dynamic collaboration which focuses on developing our people and with tangible benefits for our clients. Like us, Robin puts great value on training to help staff develop and to ensure longevity of service.
"We both believe in creating enjoyable and exciting experiences whether at work or at play. It goes without saying that his food is up there with the best in London and just as importantly to us, at the forefront of food innovation and trends. Knowing that Robin will be part of the development of Vacherin is really getting the whole team hyped up and excited and further endorses the commitments we make to our staff and clients! "
Gill added: "This is a new challenge for me and a very exciting one! Chefs interact much more now than ever before - trends are rapid to catch on and the level of cooking in the UK especially is second to none. This is a chance for me to influence a much larger operation and if I can pass on my thoughts, approach and technique to a whole new generation of chefs, and work with like-minded people then what's not to like? We very much share the same values and I feel there is a long road of further opportunities for us"
Vacherin is an independently-owned foodservice company that serves over 3 million customers for 34 clients across London. In 2016 its turnover broke the £17m barrier for the first time.
Last year the company won Business & Industry Caterer of the Year at the Foodservice Cateys.
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