I started my chef career 15 years ago, working in hotels in Ireland. I learnt the basics with a good kitchen team at a nice hotel. After that I continued to work in the catering industry, even whilst traveling around South East Asia, covering a few different roles.
As a bit of a perfectionist it took me a good few years to learn that we can’t please all the people all of the time but we can do our best to try.
We deliver a high quality food service and hospitality service and support health and well-being for Allstate’s 1,000-strong diverse workforce.
Every day in FM offers a different challenge, requiring a different skill: life as a general manager
Following a huge team effort, we had finally and successfully completed the project to migrate all facilities services to the brand new premises.
As general service manager, I am responsible for overseeing seven services and 80 staff at our client’s UK head office.
I interviewed foodie extraordinaire and Corporate Services executive development chef Darren Thompson about his career, here’s what he had to say:
He secured an apprenticeship with Sodexo at LVS Ascot in 2014 and in less than three years has taken the Sodexo Young Chef of the Year title (2015) and cooked alongside Raymond Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Our @SodexoPeople instagram account showcases some of our lovely employees and their career stories. Follow the account to hear what it’s like to work for us directly from our employees, you can read the rest of the stories here on our blog too.
After nearly nine years as general services manager for Sodexo at Abingdon School, in which he won performance-related awards, Peter Hadfield has been promoted to account manager with responsibility for nine schools.