Five minutes with...

CHEF MALCOLM EMERY

CHEF MALCOLM EMERY

 
Time 397 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Malcolm Emery is no ordinary chef. His glamorous career has included catering the country’s most impressive venues and events; to drop a few names: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, the Lord Mayor’s Banquet and Buckingham Palace’s Garden Parties. But it is his impressive history at The Open Golf championship that is the defining backdrop to his career.

How long have you been working at The Open?

Would you believe, it’s now 42 years – my first Open was in 1975.

What are the challenges?

One of the key challenges is the event’s annually changing location. Whilst other Sodexo hospitality events – such as Royal Ascot and Henley Royal Regatta – are held in the same location each year, The Open is a somewhat nomadic championship.

How do you adapt to the different venues?

Each location presents its own unique set of surprises. It’s about working as a team to set up in temporary structures and manage the logistics of delivering supplies to the middle of a course.

Was there anything special at this year’s event?

Yes, The Champions Club restaurant. The Club includes roaming waiters offering a selection of pre-lunch canapés, chefs serving a variety of bistro style classics and savoury snacks from a central station and a quirky, centrepiece garden with large bar area. The experience allows guests to enjoy the luxuries of fine food and flexibility, as they are able to drop in at any time rather than having to book.

How many covers do you serve each day?

We usually serve around 700 covers.  

What’s on the menu?

We serve a different menu each day, including everything from a full Scottish breakfast to a five-course lunch and afternoon tea.

What is the key to your success?

My drive to discover new recipes, use the best local fare and introduce new ways of food preparation. We take part in food innovation tours and study groups as well as working closely with the supply team.

 

Share this story About sharing

  
Send to Kindle

News

Sodexo launches it’s 2018 Stop Hunger report
 

Sodexo launches it’s 2018 Stop Hunger report

Sodexo launches it’s 2018 Stop Hunger report

 
It's Black History Month with thousands of events happening around the UK.
 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution black individuals have made to society.

 
What a fantastic day at Sodexo Live!
 

What a fantastic day at Sodexo Live!

With a programme literally bursting at the seams, Sodexo Live at Ascot Racecourse on Wednesday 26 September was definitely a day to remember!

 
Matt Dawson presents at the Service Excellence Awards 2018
 

SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018

Stars recognised at ceremony at Ascot Racecourse

 
jennifer_shaw_volunteer
 

Get the summer volunteering vibe!

Throughout the summer, Sodexo employees have been making their #MyStopHungerPledge to volunteer with charitable causes that tackle hunger and malnutrition. It’s been a really successful campaign so far and there are still a few weeks left and some places to fill before the end of August. See all the dates and locations.

 
From 3 September, we’re increasing the weekly prizes!
 

Your Lucky Number prizes increase

Your Lucky Number, the weekly lottery that gives Sodexo employees the chance to win cash prizes while supporting Stop Hunger, has now surpassed 3,000 members.

 
David Mulcahy (right) pictured at London’s Guildhall with fellow Freedom of the City of London recipient, Steve Munkley (left), and the Clerk of the Court.
 

David Mulcahy awarded Freedom of the City of London

Food innovation director David Mulcahy has joined such notable luminaries as internet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, actress Dame Judi Dench and Florence Nightingale in being awarded the historic honour of the Freedom of the City of London.

 
Summer of Volunteering
 

Summer of Volunteering

Join us in the fight against hunger and malnutrition and make your #MyStopHungerPledge by signing up to volunteer with our charity partners. 

 
Leading chef and restaurateur Adam Handling
 

Adam Handling joins for another year

Leading chef and restaurateur Adam Handling will be working with our Corporate Services team for a second year.