Bev Lusty

Consultant Director of Education

Bev is our education specialist. From a foundation in catering management for blue-chip clients, she moved into the education sector; now, ten years later, she has worked successfully with more than 60 independent schools. Her experience covers all ages, stages and palates: pre-prep to sixth form, single sex and co-ed, day schools, boarding schools, international schools, language schools and training colleges. Whether your pupils are young children, elite athletes, fastidious eaters or foreign students far from home, she knows how to design a food service that meets their needs – from wrap-around care, to sixth-form cafés.

Bev understands the need to satisfy your many stakeholders, to control costs, and to maximise opportunities. With commercial lets, weddings, commemorative dinners and open days, you can make the most of your facilities without disrupting the life of the school.

Food is a significant part of the whole educational process. Bev has expertise in food safety, allergen management, and education through food. You’re not just feeding your pupils – you’re helping them to develop a healthy diet for life.

Every school is different. Whether your catering is handled in-house or contracted out, Bev will use her experience, flexibility and insight to help you to develop a bespoke offer unique to your school.

Key Skills

  • Creating visionary catering models to meet all your stakeholders’ needs
  • Cost management and financial audits
  • Team development, skills assessment, mentoring and support
  • Contractor audit and KPI reviews
  • Tender management

In her spare time, Bev loves to travel and has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world. When she’s at home, you’ll find her up on the hills walking her two beloved dogs, Peggy and Shirley: and when the team are at home, you’ll find her up on the terraces supporting Gloucester Rugby Club – the best team in the country!

  • 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,
  • 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