Here’s your team

Of course, we’re immensely proud of our people. We’re as mindful about finding the right people to join the Angel Hill team as we are about picking our ingredients.

But the reality is that it’s your team that’s important. We’ll offer them loads of support, give them access to fantastic training opportunities and make sure that they’re focused on serving up delicious food. It’s not all about us, it’s all about you.

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The Big Cheeses

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Culinary Classroom

Not quite Hell’s Kitchen, this 10-month programme is still plenty fast enough to keep aspiring head chefs on their toes. We’ll sharpen up their craft cooking skills and wider management principles, with each session delivered by an expert in that field.

We’re looking for applicants with strong culinary skills, an innovative streak, knowledge of food trends and good communication skills, along with plenty of drive and ambition. Complete the course and an ILM-endorsed (Institute of Leadership & Management) award in Kitchen Management is theirs. And all without a Scottish chap screaming obscenities in their face. Probably.

Barista Academy

We think producing great coffee is a craft. Harvesting, processing and shipping the coffee cherry (honestly, it is a cherry) alone can take six months; all that care and dedication will count for nought if the coffee falls into the hands of a beginner barista.

Angel Hill baristas complete our national barista academy program to ensure they respect the bean and harvest its flavours to the full, producing the finest extracted espresso to blend beautifully aromatic, delicious drinks. And once a year they get to brew off against each other in our annual barista competition for the crown of Head Barista and the honour of naming a newly created drink.  As if the names of coffees weren’t daft enough already…

Food Heroes

Food Heroes is an ILM-accredited course for inventive chefs who want to push themselves a little further up the culinary food chain. There’s a heavy focus on craft skill, with chefs expected to drive culinary innovation throughout the business.

They’ll stay at the forefront of foodie trends, helping to make sure our offering is constantly evolving. Capes available upon request.

The Big Cheeses

Say hello to the big cheeses here at Angel Hill.

John Hamill

John Hamill

Managing Director

Chris Ince

Chris Ince

Chef Director

Tony Winterbottom

Tony Winterbottom

Business Director

Rhys Richardson

Rhys Richardson

Senior Development Chef

Let’s Talk Catering

It’s good to talk, but it’s even better to listen. We’re good listeners. By keeping quiet and letting you do the talking we can work out what you want, what you need, what will and won’t work for you. We can deal with the budgets and costings (boring but essential) then get on with the exciting bit, creating a catering solution designed for you, and you alone.

A party without cake is just a meeting.

Julia Child

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.

W.C. Fields

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

A. Whitney Brown

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.

Oscar Wilde

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.

Orson Welles