I have been in hospitality for 9 years. It all started in Auckland, New Zealand washing dishes at my step dads café. I worked my way up the chain from barista to manager. Since then I have had the opportunity to open 4 cafés, hospitality is my true passion. I started at the Green & Fortune café a few years ago but decided to leave when I had the opportunity to open another new café, however now I am back with more experience and new ideas!
When I’m not at work you will find me doing one of the following: traveling around Europe, hunting down the latest best coffee shop, in a bar drinking cocktails, on the dance floor, or just chilling at home with friends. Three random facts about myself, I’m a huge movie buff and own over 500 DVDs. I am a magician and my favourite number is 13.
I’m originally from New Zealand where I started my career working in cafés. After a few years working as a chef in Australia I decided to move to London where I have built up my experience in the hospitality industry working in restaurants, events and catering. My previous jobs include being sous chef at Searcy’s and
executive sous chef at the Royal Albert Hall for Rhubarb Food Design.
I am really excited to deliver high quality, homemade food for the Green & Fortune Cafe and give people honest, real food, a great alternative to high street chains. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my two children and my lovely wife.
I was born in Denmark and started my career in butchery in 1985, when I completed Butcher’s school. Since then I have worked all over the world. I worked as a chef on ships for 11 years and as a butcher in Zimbabwe, America and Australia! I’ve been living in the UK for 6 and a half years with my family, working with different companies including Whole Foods.
As well as being a butcher, I also used to be a professional ice hockey player, playing for the Danish National Team, and have been both a Danish and Swedish champion!
Queen of Cakes
Sorrel spends all day making impressive cakes but her personal favourite is a classic Coffee and Walnut. Born in Northampton, her ideal cuisine comes from further afield in sunny Italy! Who doesn’t love a carb?
Jouber Gatto de Souza
King of the Kitchen
Have these two been sharing notes?
Our new hot food chef comes from Brazil but loves Italian food, just like our
baker. When he’s not at work he loves going to the gym and enjoying a beer, though maybe not at the same time…
Lateef and Stavros
Wondering what makes your sandwiches so good? It’s all down to these guys. New to the team, Nigerian-born Lateef is always smiling and when not in the kitchen enjoys the simple pleasures in life and loves to wind down at TGI Fridays!
Stavros, though born in Greece, knows his food and therefore loves a British Sunday roast! We can’t blame him there.