"This wonderful team catered our wedding! Such fantastic food and truly lovely people!"
Matthew knew at the age of 10 that he wanted to be a chef. Although people tried to change his mind he continued on his path. His first ever job at 14 was cleaning mussels on a Friday and Saturday night and from there went to catering college. After this he spent the next few years working his way up from commis chef to head chef in various restaurants across the North of England. He has worked in some of the most highly recognised and acclaimed kitchens in the UK.
Favourite Baba Dish: Yorkshire Lamb with Pomegranate with Prunes
Favourite Restaurant: Big George's, Oisten’s Fish Fry, Barbados
Ashley started her career in hotels at a young age working for Best Western and Marriott International. From there she gained valuable experience in managing weddings and large scale events. She soon found that her passion in life was food, events and customer satisfaction. Mixed all together she and Matthew launched Baba Ganoush as a husband and wife team in June 2014. Ashley manages the day to day running of the business and absolutely loves pushing Baba forward and creating a strong team and Yorkshire brand. In 2016 she won ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ at The Press Business Awards which was one of the highlights in her career.
Favourite Baba Dish: Coconut Dhal with Pomegranate
Favourite Restaurant: Katz’s Deli, New York
A keen forager and bread maker amongst other things! We are lucky to have this talented chef on board. His flavour combinations are excellent. He likes to cook modern dishes but bases them on roots and old traditions. He has a background in AA Rosette restaurants and brings this level of quality to the dishes he prepares. Since Chris has started with us he has pushed boundaries so that we are able to offer the client more.
Favourite Baba Dish: Pressed Yorkshire Lamb Shoulder
Favourite Restaurant: Skosh, York
When Jessica joined Baba she quickly established herself as a confident, friendly and outgoing team member, the go to problem solver and motivator of the group. Jess has vast experience within events management and is extremely enthusiastic and organised with everything she puts her mind to. Customer service is really at the core of who she is - and she is at the heart of the Baba family.
Favourite Baba Dish: The Yorkshire Picnic Menu, Especially the Yorkshire Parkin!
Favourite Restaurant: Boathouse, Shelly Beach, Australia- Amazing fresh, clean-living food
Favourite Baba Dish: Butternut Squash Dahl
Favourite Restaurant: Barbakan- Walmgate
Hannah is such a positive person. Her smile is infectious and instantly puts people at ease. She is extremely organised and her attention to detail is second to none. Hannah's background is in restaurants and she brings a wealth of culinary and customer service experience to the role.
Favourite Baba Dish: Duck a l'orange
Favourite Restaurant: Coto - York
Matthew has a passion for food! He is keen to learn new skills and pushes himself daily to achieve a higher standard. He is such an enthusiastic team played and he is valued as a all round hard worker.
Favourite Baba Dish: Yorkshire Featherblade of Beef
Favourite Restaurant: Totos - York
Jack joined the team in February 2017 and has more than proved himself to be an excellent team member. With fantastic customer service skills he always makes sure that each guest is looked after to the highest of standards. In his spare time he can be found creating new music and also performing in cover bands across Yorkshire. However you will be sad to learn that although we have tried - singing waiter he is not!
Favourite Baba Dish: Wild Mushroom Wellington
Favourite Restaurant: Driftwood, Cornwall - Michelin Star
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