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JONATHAN CORBETT
CHEF/PRODUCE
& BEVERAGE BUYER
 
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  Qualified Chef – completed training at Radbrook College, Shrewsbury.

Work History

Now a Food Marketeer running The Little Big Voice company

2007 – 2010– TESCO PLC
Buying Manager – fresh produce – organic, ethnic and exotic fruit and vegetables
Ran department with over £1/2billion budget per annum. He worked across all areas of fresh produce and currently is developing the roots and potato sector. Jon travelled all over the world, working with growers and developing products, for introduction to the UK market. Along with travel and product development, he took an active role in the education of food for the UK consumer.

2006 – 2007 – Virgin Group
2006/7 saw Jon undertake a short contract for the Virgin group. This work involved a complete overhaul of menus across the West Coat Mainline & Cross Country train fleets.
The undertaking & implementation saw the new menu’s awarded gold status at 2007 industry awards in Berlin.

2003 – 2006 – Met Bar & NOBU Restaurant
The early part of 2003 saw Jon moved to the renowned London venue ‘The Met Bar’. During his tenure at the Mayfair venue, he oversaw a complete refurbishment of the bar, along with new menus and wine lists throughout the Food & Beverage areas. In 2005 Jon moved onto the project team, overseeing the opening of NOBU, Berkley Square. The restaurant opened mid 2006 to great acclaim.

2000 – 2003 – The Dorchester Hotel, London
Jon was approached by The Dorchester Hotel’s Executive Chef Henry Brosi, to take up position as the hotel’s food and beverage buyer - a unique role within the hotel set-up.
The role saw Jon’s love of food mature and during his tenure, Corbett also undertook various outside projects in conjunction with The Dorchester undertaken, including working for The Sultan of Brunei, Emir of Kuwait, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and based on location for the feature film Wimbledon. Corbett took a further 3 months out during this period to travel across Porto, working on production campaigns for both the Taylor & Fonseca houses.

1998 – 2000 – Travelling Throughout Europe & East Asia
Jon’s love affair of Exotic and Ethnic foods developed whilst taking 2 years off to travel East Asia. During his time Jon worked and experienced Mongolia, China and Vietnam, before returning to London via Italy’s Umbria region. Throughout this period he worked amongst the varied communities, experiencing the different methods, varying tastes and styles of cooking adopted by the variety of communities, throughout the different realms.

1997 – 1998 - The Greenhouse Restaurant – Gary Rhodes, London
Corbett was approached by the Michelin starred Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair, to take up a position as Sous chef within the restaurants award winning kitchen.

1996 – 1997 – ‘The Restaurant’ – Marco Pierre White, London – Demi Chef
Described at the time as the world’s ultimate gastronomic experience – Marco Pierre White is the youngest chef in the world ever to be awarded the coveted 3 Michelin stars.
Worked as a Demi Chef within both the fish & vegetable sections

1995 – 1996 – Chester Grovesnor, Chester –Demi Chef d’ Partie
Owned by the Duke of Westminster, the Chester Grovesnor houses the world renowned Michelin Star restaurant ‘The Arkle’. Under the residence of Executive chef Paul Reed, Jon rose through the ranks of the award-winning restaurant, specialising in fish & vegetables. In the early part of 1996 Corbett was selected as part of the team working on both the Duke of Westminster’s exclusive river parties, attended by royalty from both the UK & internationally, along with outside catering projects for Liverpool Football Club
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