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Sodexo announces Modern Recipe Collaboration with Great British Menu chef

18th Jun 2024 - 07:00
Great British Menu chef Kate Austen
Sodexo has announced a new collaboration with Great British Menu chef Kate Austen and its contemporary workplace dining offer, Modern Recipe.

Earlier this year Kate appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu and became the first female chef in the show’s 19-year history to win the main course dish.

Her experience includes Restaurant AOC in Copenhagen where she was the world’s youngest female head chef of a two Michelin star restaurant. Kate has also worked as a sous chef at the three Michelin star Restaurant Frantzen in Sweden and as a senior development chef for former Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year winner Gordon Ramsay.

The new partnership will see Kate work with Sodexo's culinary team to co-develop new dishes and conduct seminars. During demonstrations she will share her style, skills and techniques on how to create delicious and healthy dishes.

In her role Kate will engage and ‘inspire’ Sodexo’s customers on how contemporary food and dining environments can fuel the body, increase productivity and be sustainably minded. This is the core of Modern Recipe, Sodexo’s contemporary food brand that elevates workplace dining.

Kate said: “I am incredibly excited to collaborate with Sodexo as its ambassador for Modern Recipe in the UK. Modern Recipe embodies a contemporary, healthy, and sustainable approach to workplace dining, and I am eager to work alongside Sodexo's talented chefs and showcase this exciting and compelling brand.”

Modern Recipe is currently at more than 30 selected Sodexo client sites in the UK, within industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology. Outlets range in format from large restaurants, cafés and coffee shops to kitchenettes, micro-markets and smart fridges.

Inna Lim, director of marketing & strategy in Sodexo UK&I corporate services, added: Kate is the perfect fit for Modern Recipe’s overall mission to bring employees healthy and delicious food that provides a moment of human connection.

“We are passionate about making every moment and every occasion an opportunity for hospitality and with Kate’s talent we look forward to her helping us elevate our goal even further. Her culinary vision and dedication to her art perfectly aligns with our business ethos and brand values and represents a significant step forward in redefining the standards of workplace dining.”

From July 2024, Modern Recipe customers will have the chance to enjoy dishes endorsed by Kate, these include:

  • Tamari and Ginger Cauliflower Bao Buns: Tamari and ginger flavoured cauliflower bao buns, Asian slaw and charred corn ribs
  • Steak and Grains Bowl: Grilled steak, charred courgette ribbons, blackened corn, sun blushed tomato and basil dressed amaranth, which is a sustainable alternative to white rice, wheat and maize
  • Korean Style Soy, Sesame and Veg Braised Pollock, Rice and Kimchi Cabbage: Soy braised MSC pollock, jalapeno, onion, garlic, ginger and crushed chili broth, sticky jasmine rice, kimchi cabbage and spring onion
Written by
Edward Waddell