London City caterer, Chester Boyd, renown for serving fine dining in London’s historic square mile, has announced its appointment of Sarah Pittaway as company managing director.
Pittway, who has been with Chester Boyd for thirteen months will as of 1 March 2014 be responsible for overseeing the seven London Livery Halls in the company’s portfolio, which for the last 30 years have created and served traditional British fine dining infused with contemporary flair. Pittaway’s team also serve at The Guildhall, home to the City of London Corporation for the past 800 years.
The creation of this post comes in recognition of the impact that Pittway has made since joining the company over a year ago through her business management expertise and client relationship skills and replicates the existing structure within other CH&Co businesses – designed to direct support up and down the management chain. Both Peter Martin, who moves within CH&Co to become the new operations manager, and executive chef Karen Poynter, who joined 15 years’ ago, will report directly to Pittaway.
Commenting on the appointment, Tyler said:
“Sarah and Chester Boyd fit hand in glove. She has earned this recognition through skill and hard work, and will enhance our commitment to serve the highest standards of food and service at Livery Halls. Sarah will lead our relationships with both the Livery Companies and our commercial customer base.”
“I want to take Chester Boyd to the next level; the Livery world with its grandeur and traditions are inspiring – as is the reputation of Chester Boyd. I am very lucky to have a great team of General Managers and Head Chefs who have all worked incredibly hard this year and given me their full support. I am really grateful and thank them wholeheartedly”.
Prior to joining Chester Boyd, Pittaway Commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in Germany, Cyprus and Afghanistan. Subsequently she was: assistant private secretary to HRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; chief of staff for Baroness Emma Nicholson at the House of Lords; worked at Ernst and Young LLP and was latterly CEO of The Wren Press.