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Craft Guild of Chefs names Mark Reynolds as new chairman

Mark Reynolds has been appointed as the new chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Reynolds, previously serving as the regional executive chef for Levy UK and Ireland and boasting six years as the executive head chef for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, steps into the role, succeeding Matt Owens, who held the position for three-and-a-half years.

In addition to his roles, Reynolds serves as a committee member for Springboard and has been an advocate for enhancing mental health awareness within the industry. He is also a certified mental health first aider.

His appointment to chairman creates a vacancy for the position of vice chair, which will now be filled by Peter Joyner.

Craft Guild of Chefs chief executive Andrew Green said: 'We are delighted to appoint Mark and Peter to chair and vice chair respectively, and to confirm the 2024 committee members. Whilst we continue to face strong challenges in the hospitality industry, we are confident that Mark and Peter's skills and expertise will help us face and overcome them.

'I would like to sincerely thank Matt Owens for his recent chairmanship. His leadership and guidance in tenure were invaluable.'

Reynolds added: 'I'm thrilled and honoured to be the new chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs. The organisation offers chefs a fantastic opportunity to network, improve and gain national recognition through its impressive range of world-class competitions and programmes. I can't wait to get started and continue the work of previous chairman Matt Owens. I am very lucky to be supported in the role by the new vice chairman Peter Joyner and all of the hard-working committee that support us.'