Our Team

To create exceptional events, you need exceptional people. That is why our team is such an integral part of our success. We feel we have that perfect mix, some of the most experienced hands in the industry combined with a smattering of the hottest new talent around.

Paul

Paul joined Scott Anderson in 2013 in the position of Sous Chef, then successfully attained the position of Head Chef in 2015 through his drive, commitment and his desire for success. Paul trained at ‘The National Sea Training College’ in Gravesend, whilst working part time in a rosette kitchen to gain invaluable kitchen experience, in Sevenoaks in Kent where he was awarded NVQs level 1 and 2.

 

After college Paul progressed his career by working throughout Kent and Surrey in restaurants and hotels, with 2 AA rosettes and Michelin listed brassieres before working overseas in Bermuda, where he gained valuable knowledge of international cuisine. Paul has also worked for De Vere and Village Hotels where he held the position of Head Chef for 6 years, before coming to work for Scott Anderson.

 

Paul is passionate about locally sourced Kentish produce and enjoys finding new suppliers and different ingredients to work with. Paul has been fortunate enough to cook for Gary Rhodes and Raymond Blanc throughout his career and thrives under pressure.

Rutter

Kember

Gavin

After completing an apprenticeship, Gavin progressed to sous chef within a 2 AA rosette hotel in Kent where he worked on refining his skills and food knowledge. This led to being offered the position of sous chef at Wheelers Oyster Bar in Whitstable, which he maintained for 17 years.

 

Gavin joined Scott Anderson in September 2017 having spent 21 years enhancing his cooking skills and knowledge in the industry. He worked his way up through his drive, commitment and passion for food.

 

Gavin has a wealth of knowledge in the catering world and his approach to food is straightforward, utilise the best high-quality produce available and where possible keep it seasonal. He loves nothing more than developing new menus and working closely with clients to fulfil their brief and delivering something extra special on their day. 

Amy

Donnelly

Amy’s career in hospitality begun at a young age, waitressing for a 4-star hotel in the South of England during her A-Levels and progressing to setting up events and managing staff at Goodwood Racecourse during her time at university.

 

Following on from an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Swansea University, in 2013 Amy gained an MSc in International Events Management from Surrey University. Since graduating she has had the opportunity to explore the vast scope of the event industry and gain valuable experience in planning a multitude of diverse events, from overseas technology exhibitions to organising graduation events in her hometown of Canterbury.

 

Amy feels incredibly lucky to have found her real love of events in organising weddings and she is delighted to be part of the team at Scott Anderson as Senior Event Manager. Her passion lies in creating lasting memories and she is committed to doing everything she can to make a couples’ perfect day even more special.

 

Amy loves being a part of her clients’ journeys, from the point of meeting them at their tasting to being present at their big day, ensuring our delicious food and faultless service meets their expectations. She will go above and beyond to ensure the day runs smoothly and that there are always smiles on her couples’ and their guests’ faces.

Bryony

Barker

Originally from Somerset, Bryony started working in hospitality whist studying for a History degree in Canterbury.

 

Bryony has a real passion for working with local, seasonal produce which was realised whilst working as deputy manager for ‘The Goods Shed in Canterbury’

 

After graduating this experience continued whilst travelling throughout Australia and New Zealand with one of her favourite roles working in the prestigious Western Australian Club in Perth. Upon returning Bryony took up employment at a local golf club organising and expanding their event business until she felt it time to take the next step and joined the Scott Anderson team as Event Manager.

 

Bryony enjoys working with clients right from the beginning to plan events and weddings and being there on the day to make sure everything is perfect. She brings enthusiasm and passion to every event and is always ready to go the extra mile to make your day as unique as it should be. The care and generous customer service you will experience from Bryony is second to none.

Kamila

Ratajska

Kamila’s love for hospitality started at young age so she decided to study Hospitality Management in a Commercial school in Pozen (Poland), where she is originally from.  After finishing this course, she completed a course in Health and Safety working in various restaurants to support her studies.

 

Following her education in Pozen, she moved to New York to work in children’s summer camps and travelled around the USA at every opportunity.

 

Upon moving to England, she gained employment as a supervisor in a restaurant and after this working as a team leader in the conference and events department in a large hotel. This was when she realised events was the path she should follow and applied to join Scott Anderson.

 

Kamila thoroughly enjoys being a Wedding and Events Coordinator, she always looks forward to meeting and talking to clients in person to build close relationships. Her approach is to always listen and develop ideas with them and to understand their plans and create their perfect event.

John

Maguire

John was delighted to join the Scott Anderson family in 2018 as Bar Manager and loves being part of this enthusiastic team. He has had an interest in the food and beverage industry since starting off as a teenager working in his local bar in Ireland.  He honed his skills over the years progressing to Bar Manager in a busy tourist bar and restaurant in Co Galway then on to Duty Manager, Food & Beverage Controller in the prestigious four star Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Co Cavan. He worked closely with the wedding, events and banqueting team to ensure top quality customer service and satisfaction was delivered. He has also managed bars, restaurants and music venues in central London before taking flight and moving to Spain. Living and working in Spain John managed bars, restaurants and live music venues in a very fast paced tourist environment.

 

John holds a HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) and BII (British Institute of Inn Keeping) and has been awarded the Cask Marque plaque and certificate for excellence in standards and quality. He has a natural welcoming nature and quickly makes any customer feel at ease, he enjoys working closely with couples and clients to ensure their needs are met and exceeded.

David

Woodruff

David joined Scott Anderson as our Assistant Bar Manager with his key venues being Winters Barns in Canterbury and Mount Ephraim House and Gardens in Faversham. His career in hospitality started at a young age, working in a local café whilst studying for his A-levels. After gaining his degree in Modern History, David quickly returned to the industry he loves working on the bar and in the events team at the prestigious Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham. Working in restaurants and bars across Kent has given him valuable experience, which enabled him to progress from part time waiter to his previous role of Restaurant Manager of a wine, tapas and cocktail bar in Mersham. 

 

Now that he has joined the team at Scott Anderson, David is excited to get involved in all aspects of catering and events management and is determined to ensure all our couples and guests have a truly memorable day.

 

With a great deal of experience, a raft of industry qualifications and most importantly, a great knowledge of cocktails, there can be no doubt that the bar is in safe hands with David!

Sam

Leppard

Sam has been in the hospitality industry since the age 16, from running various pubs to being an avid part of her family run catering business. Sam became a part of the team at Scott Anderson as our Bar Supervisor; after taking a career break to start a family. Sam’s lifelong passion for hospitality is something that really does help her thrive on event days. She will go above and beyond to ensure that each guest is happy and enjoying themselves. She finds her role at Scott Anderson really fulfilling and thoroughly enjoys being in events, especially weddings!

 

Sam always has a smile on her face and has an extremely approachable personality. She has a great working relationship with all of her colleagues and is a very valued member of our team. Sam holds a personal licence and a cellar management certificate.

Chloe

Earl

Chloe joined our front of house team in 2016 whilst studying her A-levels. She quickly moved into a Wedding & Events Coordinator position working closely with Caroline and Abby on a daily basis assisting in the planning process and assigning our large team of waiting and bar staff to our many wonderful events. Chloe feels fortunate to be part of such a strong team at Scott Anderson and has a great relationship with everyone she works with. She holds her own Personal License, is a first aider and she has cocktail making experience.

 

Chloe has a very confident and bubbly personality and loves being in the events industry; especially weddings. She has worked at all of our venues as well as our outside venues such as marquees and barns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Chloe really enjoys interacting with our couples and their guests and will go above and beyond to ensure their day runs smoothly. She believes that the food and drink is one of the most important aspects of an event, and is passionate in ensuring everyone’s needs are met throughout the day.

Abby

Hammond

Abby joined Scott Anderson as our Administrator in March 2015, you will find her busy in her office interviewing new staff, allocating our casual staff to events, liaising with the events team, paying invoices/wages and completing general admin duties.  She works very closely with Caroline to ensure the smooth running of behind the scenes.

 

Abby is friendly, happy go lucky and enjoys raising her 3 sons and in her spare time should she have any, she spends it with friends and a glass or two of bubbly!

Join Us

Looking for an new exciting career in catering? 

Scott Anderson go above and beyond our clients' expectations to provide a memorable dining experience for them and every one of their guests. It is the motivation and sheer determination of our employees, which makes the company what it is today.

We want to help you achieve your professional goals whilst developing in our growing company. You will be given the opportunity to broaden your experiences from the initial point of your employment and we shall support you in this learning process.

We are always looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who are striving to build their career in the event catering industry. If you would like to be part of our team please click on the positions below for further information.