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Carla McKenzie Speaking on Carbon Labelling in Upcoming Kafoodle Webinar

Carla McKenzie, Managing Director for MYA, will be discussing with other industry leaders whether carbon labelling in recipes has become a business necessity. Hosted by Kafoodle, this Webinar is FREE. The session will provide an understanding of your food's carbon…

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MYA are sponsoring the Siam Boxing Camp C.I.C animation project. 

MYA Consulting are thrilled to be sponsoring this Siam Boxing Camp C.I.C animation project. This animated wellbeing game is aimed at younger members of  the community and is seeking to combine the discipline of Muay Thai with rewards for action, wellbeing and eating. The brain child of Sarah Hallworth working in collaboration with Alex Pink […]

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The Net-zero Foodservice

MYA’s highly-qualified expert carbon consultant Simon Pyne can help your school’s catering department and beyond get to your net-zero goals. The process: Stakeholder engagement On-site review Data analysis Operational assessment Realistic goals and time frames The output: A quantifiable carbon journey Team mentoring and engagement Knowledge and skill sharing across the community Measured savings on […]

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Jeanette Orrey Comments on Cost of Living Crisis & Impact on School Meals

Jeanette Orrey rose to prominence alongside Jamie Oliver on Channel 4 series Jamie’s School Dinners, and now Honorary President at Food For Life, has made some pertinent observations on the challenges facing the future of catering in the education sector. Read the full article on Public Sector Catering: Jeanette Orrey – Cost of Living Crisis […]

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Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Catering Contract Post-Lockdown

In the Independent Schools Bursars Association’s most recent issue of The Bursar’s Review, MYA MD Carla McKenzie has set out ten helpful top tips for navigating the world of catering contracts, post-lockdown and Covid-19 measures. Read the excerpt below: ISBA Article – 10 Top Tips www.theisba.org.uk  |  The Bursar’s Review    

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Celebrating 30 years of delivering expert hotel and catering advice 1992 – 2022

In 1992 the world of business was a very different place. The country was just coming out of the recession of the early 90s. Margaret Thatcher, who had ruled with a rod of iron, re-inventing British business culture and notoriously weakening the grip of the unions, had handed over to John Major who would lead […]

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Ben Pitcher – MYA Director of Transformation – an emerging role – the first month

It has been a fast-paced month for me, engaging in MYA’s approach – data-driven and benefit-focused – all within an accelerating industry upturn and increasing client confidence. Collaboration with the design department has demonstrated the calculation, quality, and innovation at the heart of design proposals. I have enjoyed working alongside the broader team who are […]

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Culture Week

This has definitely been culture week for the MYA team! MYA were honoured to be appointed to a number of arts venues across the country. One of these appointments is to support on a food and beverage project at Gloucester Guildhall – located conveniently close to the MYA office in Stroud. This venue joins the […]

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Vacancy: Head of Catering & Events at Wolfson College, Oxford

Our client, Wolfson College in Oxford, is seeking to appoint a new Head of the Catering and Events Department. Working closely with the Home Bursar, Head Chef and other College departments, the Head of Catering and Events leads the delivery of a high quality, customer-orientated catering and hospitality service to students, fellows, staff and visitors. […]

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MYA Appoints Director of Transformation

MYA has a reputation for ‘doing things differently’. Our project work is data driven and benefits focused – linking activity from business strategy to finance to the food on the plate. In November 2021 Ben Pitcher moves from Catering Design Group bringing his significant project management experience, multi-segment and sector delivery, technical expertise, and visionary business acumen […]

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Vibrant, Versatile and Visionary

These entrepreneurial women have formed a partnership that dares to dream of merging cutting edge creativity and style with true sustainability and durability. Pookie Blezard (Pazuki) and Carla McKenzie (MYA) are collaborating to delight the customers of a broad range of catering outlets, with breath-taking colour palates and designs. Pookie’s talent for unique sustainable fabric […]

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Glasgow Grammar School Hutchesons’ Appoints Caterer Aramark

Hutchesons’ Grammar School, the outstanding independent school in Glasgow, has appointed a new caterer, Aramark. The aim is to transform its in-house catering operation, not only to deliver an outstanding food service to pupils at its junior and senior schools, but also to bring something different to the table. The MYA Consulting team helped the […]

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  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader, Booking.com
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle