LFC’s Chris Marshall joins Relish as Executive Chef

Relish Catering, a Liverpool-based catering and events company, has appointed a new Executive Chef to head up its operations as it continues its mission to enhance its high-quality service and expand its offering.

Chris Marshall, who comes to the innovative food and beverage group having formerly been Executive Chef at Liverpool Football Club, has been assigned to oversee all culinary operations for the brand.

Tasked with setting the standards and bringing a creative flair that complements Relish’s prestige for hospitality excellence, Chris aims to build on the brand’s lauded local reputation and position it as an industry leader in the North West.

Chris comes to Relish with a wealth of experience, having most recently worked one-to-one with Premier League footballers, providing them with nutritional advice, after his six-year stretch as Executive Chef at LFC. Prior to his time with LFC, Chris headed the opening of Liverpool’s iconic Panoramic 34 as Executive Chef, as well as the city’s Radisson Hotel.

His 30-year career also includes five years of experience working with restauranteur and TV chef Gary Rhodes in venues across London and Manchester.

Chris’s culinary expertise saw him gain national prominence when he won The Stadium Events & Hospitality Award’s Chef Team of the Year award with Liverpool Football Club in 2018. His devotion to the industry saw Panoramic 34 voted the 26th best restaurant in the country the second year after opening, while he also gained recognition at the Radisson Hotel when his team received two AA rosettes just six weeks after opening its doors.

Eager to positively impact the reputation of Relish and inspire the team, Chris will be launching new menus across all the company’s sites as he plans to take the brand to new heights and boost its presence regionally.

Chris Marshall, said, “I am honoured to be joining Relish and head up the kitchen at what is a very exciting time for the business. The diversity of the brand is what really excites me and I’m looking forward to forming a strategy and identity that helps unite their various offerings. 

“I am incredibly excited to get back into a working kitchen and be part of the team, where I’ll seek to continue and build on the reputation of excellence and be part of the company’s future.”

The appointment comes after Relish took over operations at The Venue at The Royal Liver Building at the end of last year, which now sees them offer catering services for all the building’s events, as well as running the public Café Bar located in the atrium of the iconic landmark.

Having blossomed from a simple catering company into an all-round exceptional experience provider, Relish now caters for key locations across Liverpool, including the Town Hall, St George’s Hall, Croxteth Hall and Grange Barn.

The Liverpool-founded company also recently announced the opening of a brand-new café bar in Liverpool’s The Capital building this summer that will provide top-quality food, drink and service.

Relish’s Co-CEO, Chris Foulkes, commenting on the appointment, said, “Chris is an ambitious and talented chef who comes from a rich and reputable culinary background. He is passionate about food and the development of those he works with, his dedication is contagious, and I am confident Relish will go from strength to strength with him at the wheel.

“Relish has a reputation for outstanding cuisine, and we’re looking forward to Chris enhancing that reputation as he moulds our offering to fit with his vision.”

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