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 […]Read More about Ben Pitcher – MYA Director of Transformation – an emerging role – the first month
England's Government Moves to COVID Plan B
Last night's announcements from the Government urging companies to work from home has dealt a further blow to the hospitality sector, which is still trying to recover from previous lockdowns. The below article from Public Sector Catering's Edward Waddell shines…Read more
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 […]Read More about Culture Week
Another fantastic opportunity for a creative and dedicated Chef de Partie in the city of Oxford! MYA client, St Edmund Hall, is seeking to add to its already talented kitchen brigade! Visit https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/chef-de-partie to read the full job description, and apply!Read More about St Edmund Hall in Oxford Seeking a Talented Chef De Partie
‘Teddy Hall’ is home to some of the most talented undergraduates and postgraduates in the world. The College is one of the oldest in Oxford, dating back to the 13th century, and yet has a strong reputation for forward thinking. In January 2022, the current Head Chef John McGeever is retiring. The College are looking […]Read More about St Edmund Hall in Oxford Seeking an Exceptional Head Chef
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. […]Read More about Vacancy: Head of Catering & Events at Wolfson College, Oxford
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 […]Read More about MYA Appoints Director of Transformation
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 […]Read More about Vibrant, Versatile and Visionary
What has become clear, post-COVID, is that school caterers must embrace the ‘green revolution’. What lessons can they learn from the past year or so? Carla has written an impactful article on this very subject in the latest issue of Independent Insight Magazine, ready for the Autumn 2021 term. Read the full article on pages […]Read More about Go Green! The New Approach to School Catering
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 […]Read More about Glasgow Grammar School Hutchesons’ Appoints Caterer Aramark
This well written article brings a sharp focus on the challenges of the ‘pingdemic’ on the hospitality industry. Read the full article, written by Edward Waddell of Public Sector Catering, here: ‘Pingdemic’ causes 267,000 hospitality workers to isolate | Public Sector CateringRead More about ‘Pingdemic’ causes 267,000 hospitality workers to isolate
As the industry struggles to find great chefs, this initiative by one of the leading trainers of chefs is a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation of foodies. Bravo to Leiths, and what perfect timing. Read the full article, written by Edward Waddell of Public Sector Catering, here: Leiths School of Food and Wine […]Read More about Leiths School of Food and Wine launches £750,000 grant
The third article on sustainability, by Olivia Imeson. “In order to protect our environment, we need an emotional connection and a sense of agency with regards to the place we want to protect. Once you have taken the various steps towards improving the immediate vicinity in which you live and work, you can start to […]Read More about Sustainable Food Sourcing – Sustainability Issue #3
Our client, Wolfson College, Oxford, has appointed award-winning international chef Michael Godfrey as their new Head Chef. He joins the brigade this month after an impressive series of executive chef positions at Eton, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Brunel University. MYA assisted the College with the job specification and recruitment and trade testing process. […]Read More about New Chef, New Ideas at Wolfson
Another exciting new role has become available at Deep Beat Entertainment Ltd! Company Development Chef; working across the UK, responsible for the company-wide food and beverage offer. The job advert can be viewed here: DBE – Company Development Chef Advert The job description can be viewed here: DBE – Company Development Chef Job Description Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today […]Read More about Deep Beat Entertainment – Recruitment – Company Development Chef
Our client, Deep Beat Entertainment Ltd is recruiting! The new role of Head of People, reporting directly to the managing director, is now available. The job advert can be viewed here: DBE – Head of People Job Advert The job description can be viewed here: DBE – Head of People Job Description Contact email@example.com today […]Read More about Deep Beat Entertainment – Recruitment – Head of People
The Brooke Weston Trust is an outstanding multi-academy trust of ten schools, based in the East Midlands. Educating more than 7,000 students from pre-school to sixth form, it has an outstanding reputation for transforming educational performance across local communities. Carla McKenzie, Managing Director of MYA: “This is a fantastic commission for MYA and we […]Read More about MYA Defining The Future Catering Strategy for the Brooke Weston Trust
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.