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Our In-House Team

A dedicated team with a meticulous attention to detail

Our in-house chefs led by Stephen Reid offer a wealth of experience, passion and flair with food served to an exceptionally high standard.

Front of House is directed by Keith Miller. Between his team, they have experience from fine dining venues, member's clubs and Royal Households, which is reflected in the service provided at the Hall.

"This is my 28th year of cooking for The Worshipful Company of Grocers‘ and our clients. Over the years the face of catering and world of hospitality has seen many changes. People in general are much more informed of the huge variety of produce from all over the globe. For me that has brought endless opportunities to cook and present food in exciting modern ways.

I very much look forward to cooking a meal for you in the future.

Bon Appetit"

"After working in Royal and Private Households, I joined the Grocers' Company in 1989 as a Butler. Since then, I have worked my way up to House Steward, and is my role to ensure that your event runs smoothly on the day.

I take pride in delivering Company, Member and Corporate events at Grocers' Hall and have a great team to assist me."

"As Banqueting & Events Manager at Grocers' Hall, I oversee the organisation of your event before handing over to our House Steward and Head Chef. Working at Grocers' Hall is a privilege - such a historic company and rich in tradition. My colleagues run a tight ship and am confident that you will be looked after from start to finish! I hope to have the pleasure to work with you on your next event."

"I have been working as a chef in high end London establishments for 27 years now. The last 7 of which have been here at Grocers’ Hall as Sous Chef. It’s a pleasure to work in the well-equipped bespoke kitchen.

With quality of the working conditions and the wonderful produce that is available to us, we can and do consistently create wonderful food for the enjoyment of our valued clientele"

"I am very privileged to be the first Chef Apprentice ever to be employed The Worshipful Company of Grocers.

I attend The University of West London one day a week where I am taking a 3 year NVQ Chef’s Apprenticeship Course. I have just finished the first year and successfully passed my Level 2 and looking forward to September, where I continue with Level 3. I work for 4 days a week in the main kitchen learning about my craft from the more experienced chefs. This is my chosen career and I am confident I have made the right choice"

"I am currently working as Head Butler for the Worshipful Company of Grocers and alongside my job, I am studying for a Diploma in Wines and Spirits at WSET London Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Learning about and serving wines is a passion of mine and have involvement in making suggestions on the perfect accompaniment to go with dishes should our clients request this"

"I have been the Receptionist for The Grocers’ Company for 13 years and am the first point of contact for both Members & Corporate clients.

My main duty is to ensure they are looked after in the best possible way and I have had the pleasure over the years to meet some very interesting people including MP’s, Royalty and other celebrities. I feel very privileged that this is part of my job."

"My job at Grocers' Hall is to make sure that the venue functions on a day-to-day basis and ensure that the Hall is a safe place for our staff and our clients.

I enjoy working at the Hall as no two days are the same, I am fortunate to be able to meet so many different people from all walks of life, and have satisfaction when the client leaves happy and ready to return for another event!"

"I have the privilege of preserving the company's silver and have worked with the company since 2012. I love my job and take an interest in how the silver helps in part tell the history of the company. I hope you enjoy seeing the silver I select for your event as much as I do!"

"My job, when the Grocers' Company was first formed back in the 1100's, was to bring the spices from the east into the docks of London for the traders and members of the Guild of Pepperers and Spices to sell.

As the spice was bought and sold by Gross measure, this, over time changed the company's name to the Grossers of London, and then eventually to the Grocers' Company.

Today, I have in fact retired from my original purpose but the Grocers' Company have kept my emblem as a signal to their history and you will find me dotted around the Hall. I even make up the extra number at Company Dinners should there only be 13 people attending!"

Read more about the history of the Grocers' Company here