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From the beginning

Our Story

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Founded in 1987

With over 32 years of expertise in creating Spectacular Food and Inspiring Events, Food Show are one of the premium event caterers in London. Co-Founded by CEO Andrew Gosling in 1987, under his dedicated direction it has grown and remains a private company to this day.

Our energy, passion and creativity are evident in our innovative food and event concepts, all of which are tailor-made and designed to delight both the palette and the eye. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, maintaining the very best client experience with skilled staff who continually exceed expectation with their passion for delicious, elegant food and stunning events.

Whether you are hosting a business lunch, corporate dinner, cocktail party or planning the wedding of your dreams, we will work with you to visualise and create your perfect event. Our food philosophy is simple; source high quality, fresh and seasonal produce, tracing its journey from sea or field to plate. Partner & Chef Director of food Max Uyanik, is one of the most innovative chefs in the industry and is driven to create excellent modern menus which are visually stimulating and exceptional in flavour.

We promise you Inspiring Events and Spectacular Food whilst delivering an unrivalled event experience for you and your guests.

Meet the team

Find out about our talented event and kitchen teams below

Event Team

Founder

Andrew Gosling

Founder

Founded Food Show in 1987

Andrew’s entire career has been dedicated to the catering and event industry. Having started out with the formidable Lorna Wing he felt truly inspired to begin his very own catering company. Having been at the helm of Food Show for more than three decades he has amassed an unrivalled knowledge of how to deliver truly exceptional events across for our corporate, private and wedding clients across the UK and the world. 

The growth of the business has been remarkable, from very humble beginnings cooking and serving to clients to delivering Canada House during London 2012 Olympics and serving British royalty across multiple barges on the Thames during Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Andrew has seen it all.

His sheer passion and focus are the driving force behind Food Show and our amazing events and extravagant parties hosted for our clients in a broad range of unique locations, where we truly inspire and deliver spectacular food.

Commercial Director

Jay Burgesson

Commercial Director

Joined 2017

A complete foodie and party planner at heart Jay has over a decade of experience working within the London and Manchester catering scene, looking after luxury brands and blue chip clients to British and middle eastern royalty he loves nothing more than a creative brief and wowing guests with exceptional food.

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant:  The Fat Duck by Heston a truly gastronomic experience spanning 14 courses and almost as many hours (well 5 to be precise) a meal that will never be forgotten.

Favourite Food Show canapé: Tuna tartare with tobiko, wasabi mousse on a crispy fish skin – simply heaven!

Favourite Food Show dish: Textures of heirloom tomato and burrata consommé and basil nitro ice cream with sea coral tuile (v)

Senior Sales & Events

Eleanor Hope

Senior Sales & Events

Joined 2017

Ellie has a broad knowledge from both venue, fixed site and events catering, having worked for notable names such as Tudor Barn, Prescott and Conran and The London Kitchen to name a few. Ellie takes the lead on the majority of wedding enquiries and is greatly loved and respected by our wedding venues and clients. 

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant: A very special birthday lunch, sitting adjacent to the canal in gorgeous sunny Venice in a 12 cover authentic Italian family run restaurant Ostaria da Rioba. Freshly homemade pasta stuffed with gorgonzola and a radicchio sauce, served on a square of black slate and to finish a traditional homemade tiramisu served in a dark chocolate cup.

Favourite Food Show canapé: Food Show shrimp burger, chilli scented tartar sauce 

Favourite Food Show dish: Native blue lobster and prawn cocktail with avocado mousseline and crispy shallot

Sales & Events Planner

Jenny Underwood

Sales & Events Planner

Joined 2019

Jenny can’t remember a time when food and celebrations weren’t really important parts of her life. On leaving university Jenny decided to make the leap into London life and spent a highly enjoyable three and a half years selling and coordinating events at The IET’s London venue alongside CH&co. Recently she made the move to Food Show and is now really excited to be delivering inspiring food for such a huge variety of events at some of the most stunning venues in the city. 

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant: My most recent WOW experience would have to be Rabbit on Kings Road. I love sharing/ tasting plates and they have so many different delicious things to try. They use all local and seasonal produce and have some great English wines.

Favourite Food Show canapé: Has to be to the Truffle barley arancini balls with fresh parmigiano-reggiano 

Favourite Food Show dish: ‘Creedy carver duck breast with red cabbage ketchup & seasonal baby vegetables and jus’ as duck breast is my all time fave!

Sales & Events Co-ordinator

Georgina Hall

Sales & Events Co-ordinator

Joined 2019

Georgina started her career working with many London in-house caterers in lots of unique and iconic venues including the London Zoo and Tobacco Dock over the years. She has developed a passion for food and sales which led her to join the team at Food Show.

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant: Frog by Adam Handling’s innovative tasting menu at his flagship restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone!

Favourite Food Show canapé: Beetroot and vodka cured salmon rye bread with caper butter.

Favourite Food Show dish: Lake District short rib of beef with pommes mousseline, wild mushroom caramel and veal jus.

Operations Manager

Tom Duffy

Operations Manager

Joined 2017

Having worked at over 150 London Venues as an Event Manager, Barman, Waiter and everything in between; Tom is our Operations Manager looking after all of our ordering and staffing and delivering our events onsite.

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant: Neil Rankin’s Temper City; great wine, big flavours and bigger steaks all cooked on open wood fires in the heart of London; what’s not to like?

Favourite Food Show canapé: Truffle barley arancini, the sole reason my beach body is non-existent.

Favourite Food Show dish: Galician octopus with smoked confit egg yolk, crispy chicken skin granola, saffron potato and black garlic

Marketing Manager

Rachel Deighton

Marketing Manager

Joined 2012

Rachel started her events career as Event Manager at Castle Howard, N Yorkshire managing a portfolio of events from concerts to corporate dinners, weddings and anything in-between.  Joining Food Show in 2012, Rachel assisted the team in delivering special events at Canada House during the 2012 London Olympics.  Since then, Rachel provides marketing support to the Food Show team

Favourite foodie memory or restaurant:  Chateau Puy-Razac in Saint-Emilion the most delicious brunch with Catherine Leymarie-Thoilliez in the vines at the foot of the famous Pavie hillside - amazing.

Favourite Food Show canapé: Yellow fin loin of tuna and wasabi tartare, organic ash wafers

Favourite Food Show dish: Ravioli of Jerusalem artichoke with soft egg yolk, artichoke crisps, Bianchetto truffle, Vacherin Mont d’Or snow and beurre noisette - I’ll be dreaming of this all day now!!

Finance Director

Mozhgan Sepahzad

Finance Director

Joined 2006

Credit Controller

Wilsa John

Credit Controller

Joined 2014

Kitchen Team

Partner & Chef Director

Max Uyanik

Partner & Chef Director

Joined 2007

Max came to the attention of Food Show after working at a number of prominent restaurant kitchens and catering companies.

His restaurant experience was sustained in acclaimed London kitchen’s such as the original Conran, Bibendum in Kensington; the place to be seen in Chelsea, the Blue Bird; and one of London’s last remaining coffee houses, Troubadour on Old Brompton Road. He went on to work at a selection of London’s top catering companies, refining his skills at high profile events around the UK.

After joining Food Show’s team in 2008, Max became Head Chef the following year, cementing a passion for fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce, and rose the bar with his intricate knowledge of food and flavours.

Only a few years later in 2012, he took the position of Food Director, enabling him to oversee food strategies, operational and logistical food planning whilst consistently re-iterating the importance of his food philosophy.

Senior Sous Chef

Matt Ripon

Senior Sous Chef

Joined 2004

Head of Contract Kitchen

Lina Dzinovagiene

Head of Contract Kitchen

Joined 2006

Sous Chef

Carlos Mamallacta

Sous Chef

Joined 1995

Sous Chef

Oscar Antunes

Sous Chef

Joined 2016

Sous Chef

Sadriddin Sodikov

Sous Chef

Joined 2016

Company Driver

Gîscâ Florea-Marian

Company Driver

Joined 2016

Head Kitchen Porter

Yarrick Costazza

Head Kitchen Porter

Joined 2008

Kitchen Porter

Ibrahim Basse

Kitchen Porter

Joined 2017

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