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Gemma Evans-Hurley

Culinary Lead Projects

Compass Group

Food is my first love. I knew I wanted to be a chef from a young age and set my ambitions high. At 18, I graduated from the prestigious Westminster Kingsway College with a professional chef’s diploma.After working in the London restaurant scene, I ventured out to Spain to learn a European approach to cooking. I joined Compass in 2010 as a Sous Chef, and then studied further to evolve my skills. This led to me being promoted to Head Chef aged 21, where I then naturally progressed into a National Executive Chef role just a year later.Following my career in our business and sector I entered the educational world of Chartwells as an Executive Chef in London.   I am now a Culinary Lead Projects for two of the largest sectors of Compass UK&I and the Chair of Women in Food.