Chef Sophie Michell to join Byron as food director

Casual dining chain, Byron has announced that chef and food writer Sophie Michell will be joining its team as food and drink director.

In this new role, Michell will use her experience as a chef, restaurateur, food writer, and television presenter to develop all of Byron’s food and drink recipes, driving Byron’s menus into a new direction.

Michell joins Byron having worked in professional kitchens for over 20 years, including a role as executive chef of Belgraves Hotel and Home House. She is also part of the team behind Gorgeous Kitchen at Heathrow Terminal 2, and has also published eight cookbooks and hosted TV shows such as Cook Yourself Thin.

Simon Wilkinson, chief executive at Byron, said: “Sophie’s appointment is the first key strategic initiative in our overall plan to position the brand to be the best in what is a rapidly changing market.

“Sophie has forged an impressive career and we are delighted she will be joining Byron as Food Director. Sophie’s expertise, passion and enthusiasm for food will put new ideas and energy into Byron’s recipes and menus as we drive the brand forward.”

Michell said: “I am very excited to be taking on this new role at Byron. It’s a great brand serving food that is loved by its customers. I am really looking forward to working with Byron’s passionate team to develop and expand the food offering, injecting some new flavours, whilst retaining that familiar Byron taste.”

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