Candice Webber joins Bennett Hay as Culinary Director

Candice Webber has joined Bennett Hay to lead the boutique hospitality operator’s focus on food and drink and to head its culinary team.

As Culinary Director, Candice will take on a senior role in the operator’s leadership team which already has a notable female headcount. 

Candice will be responsible for developing Bennett Hay’s company-wide catering ethos that reflects a new workplace regime, modern tastes and diets along with a focus on sustainability and conscientious menus and supply partners. She will work with clients to develop catering propositions that reflect their new office needs while also helping the internal development of chefs and kitchen teams. Candice will also lead the creation and implementation of new concepts and collaborations from London’s emerging food and drink scene. 

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Candice has forged a highly respected career path in workplace catering and retail catering having held senior roles with Thomas Franks London, Vacherin and Lusso and most recently with her own consumer venture.

Bennett Hay boasts contracts with some of London’s landmark workplaces due to its long-standing relationships with Landsec, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Savills. The company has a strong people-centric culture and regularly places in the Best Places to Work in Hospitality and most recently is shortlisted in the coveted Cateys. The company was founded by Anthony Bennett and Robin Hay in 2010 and has a leadership team comprising Zoë Watts, Leo Coates, Claire Huish and now Candice Webber. All are all forthright thinkers with sound operational experience across the diverse business of hospitality.

Candice Webber, Bennett Hay’s new Culinary Director comments: “I’m excited to bring my Aussie flare and holistic approach to the Bennett Hay business and feel that ethically we are aligned, which means honest, innovative and agile growth lay ahead”.  

Robin Hay, founder of Bennett Hay says: “We are thrilled to have Candice join us and we’re looking forward to her contribution to the company as we amplify our focus on food. She will bring another valuable voice and outlook to our leadership team and will play an important part in our growth and innovation plans for the years to come.”

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