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.
In April we’ll be welcoming Chris Warden as our new Front of House Manager. The “House Steward” (Head of Operations) and 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.
"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 am thrilled to be the new Sales & Events Manager here at Grocer’s Hall and to be heading up Lenthall (the “lending of the hall to our corporate clients from our members.)
I’m hoping that my 15 years of corporate event experience will put me in good stead and although I join from The Royal Exchange and this is my 4th unique venue (the others being Vinopolis and Altitude London) this is my first Livery Company!
I like to spend my spare time with my wife Amy and my beautiful twin daughters Jamie and Chloe. When I can I follow (the mighty) Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and I enjoy the theatre, restaurants and a good TV box set!
"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 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!"
"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, 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