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From the beginning

Our Story

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Founded in 1987

With over 33 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.

Managing Director

Jay Burgesson

Managing 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 Planner

Rob Baxter

Senior Sales & Events Planner

Joined 2021

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.

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

Oscar Antunes

Sous Chef

Joined 2016

Sous Chef

Sadriddin Sodikov

Sous Chef

Joined 2016

Company Driver

Gîscâ Florea-Marian

Company Driver

Joined 2016

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