Carla McKenzie - Reflecting on Covid-19
Reflecting on Covid-19 By Carla McKenzie, Tuesday 28th July 2020 At MYA we have been fortunate during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic due to our pro-active approach and thought leadership. Our team has been busy and innovation and…Read more
Carla McKenzie’s latest article is featured in the spring edition of the Bursars Review Catering Supplement 2020, for the ISBA. The article looks at how artificial intelligence may affect the hospitality industry amid recruitment struggles, skill shortages and emerging dietary trends and requirements. As I sit down to write this, Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party have just secured […]Read More about Artificial Intelligence (The Robots Are Coming!)
The MYA team are incredibly proud of young entrepreneur and client Louis Dixon. What a success story! Eighteen months ago, Deep Beat Entertainment had two very small café concessions. Today, it has twelve. MYA has been mentoring this team and also providing design and strategic business development support. On Saturday, the company will open its […]Read More about New Café for Clissold Park
We are delighted to announce that Nicholas Grenfell-Marten is joining MYA as an Associate Director. Nick has over 30 years’ experience as a school bursar and a very distinguished career which has seen him lead transformative projects for Bootham School York, Bradfield College, and The John Lyon School. Nick is highly regarded in the sector […]Read More about Nick gets onboard
We live in a changing world where it is essential to continually learn and develop. As the digital and technological revolution advances, it has never been more important for companies to update skills and ensure their teams are leading the way, offering the best ability and knowledge available.Read More about MYA at the forefront of technological advancements
Success in business can be defined in many ways but there is no doubt that personal challenges stretch a person’s horizons. The vulnerability that comes with the unknown heightens one’s levels of humility, and in its wake comes learning.Read More about Peak Fitness Required for the Three Peaks Challenge…
As Tricks of the Restaurant Trade was aired on Monday night June 17th on Channel Four, featuring a whole section on menu engineering, we were rather proud that our managing director, Carla McKenzie, had been part of the advising team.Read More about Tricks of the Restaurant Trade
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.