Just months after joining Wilson Vale as a relief chef manager, Jessica Simmons has been promoted to the operations team as an area manager. Simmons only moved into the contract catering sector in October 2017 to join Wilson Vale, following a career in Michelin-starred restaurants. She continues to oversee menu development and remains a food director at her critically acclaimed restaurant, Beef & Brew in Kentish Town.
Simmons said: “I view this move to Wilson Vale’s operational team as an exciting opportunity to develop my culinary and leadership skills while sharing my knowledge and industry experience. Training and development is a huge part of the Wilson Vale ethos, so I am loving the many opportunities I am being given to mentor and support my teams.”
Carolyne Vale, co-founder of Wilson Vale, added: “It was clear from the outset that Jessica had much to offer and we knew that we simply had to invite her to become part of our ops team. Her superb culinary skills, bubbly personality and business acumen make her a welcome addition to our team.”