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Our In-House Team

A dedicated team with a meticulous attention to detail

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

Chris Warden heads up the Front of House team as House Steward (Head of Operations). His team have a vast amount of hospitality experience from fine dining venues, member's clubs and Royal Households, which is reflected in the service provided at the Hall.

Melanie Uttley runs the Events Office and will be with you every step of the way to lead your event from enquiry through to completion. With 6 years working at Grocers' Hall, she will work with you, to ensure the objectives of your event are met.

"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"

Front of House is led by Chris Warden an experienced hospitality professional with a significant track record within the hospitality industry who is proud to be working at a venue steeped in history, heritage and tradition. His team has experience from fine dining venues, private members clubs and Royal Households and a combined focus to ensure that members and clients expectations are consistently exceeded.

Chris is honoured to be joining the team at Grocers’ Hall and will be bringing his experience and passion for excellent food and service and continuing his quest for perfection and the best customer experience.

He enjoys eating out in top restaurants across London, visiting the theatre and long walks with his dog, Max. Chris holds WSET level 2 wine certificate and enjoys exploring the world of gin.

"I love working with our corporate clients from their initial enquiry, and seeing it through until I hand over your booking to our House Steward and Head Chef.

In addition to working at Grocers' Hall for 6 years, my career has spanned working in venues from a sports stadium, a hotel, and wedding venues."

Contact Melanie

"I have the privilege of looking after the Hall and its contents to ensure smooth running of operations. I have worked with the company since 2012, first as Silver Plateman. I love my role at the Hall and the history the company has to offer."

"I have been the Receptionist for The Grocers’ Company for 16 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."

"We have a vast collection of silver which I have the pleasure of looking after, and placing out for each event.

I love working at Grocers' Hall and the opportunity it provides me to work with interesting people, with the tradition and links to the City of London it has to offer."

Annette is the latest member to join the team, initially as Acting Receptionist after joining the admin team.

Annette has 25 years hospitality experience ranging from Hotel Management to running events in some of London's most vibrant venues.

What our clients say...

"It was a spectacular effort and the staff are the friendliest and best-humoured I have yet met"
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