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About The Chef

Meet The Team

Chef Henry Hampshire
Founder

Henry Hampshire started his career when he was 16 and worked in a bakery whilst studying for his A-levels before he then became a chef in London's first vegan pasta restaurant. Within 3 months as a commis chef, Henry had worked his way up the ranks to sous chef before going on to become Head Chef at the age of 18.

 

Henry was studying under Chef Day Radley who is the founder of The Vegan Chef School of Excellence as well as an international chef who has been an executive chef in many restaurants across 3 continents.

 

With Henry's extra training, he became Restaurant Manager of Raveoli - London's first Vegan Pasta Restaurant within a year of working there and still being just 18.

 

At this point, Henry wanted to move on and create his own venture. Henry catered vegan weddings and events as a private vegan caterer. Since then Chef Hampshire has hosted many sell-out vegan supper club events as well as continuing to cater weddings, parties and many more events.

Henry has also released his own products during the pandemic, The Chef Hampshire DIY Vegan Cheese Kit

and a trio of Italian Pasta Sauces.

 

Henry started his own vegan street food company in June 2021 selling gourmet vegan pasta boxes in markets across Surrey, London and surrounding areas before going on to buy The Garden Wagon where he took The Pasta Garden across the country and even to Reading Festival 2022 serving over 2000 pasta boxes in 3 days.
Now Chef Hampshire runs his own delivery restaurant in Aldgate, London running 5 street food brands on Deliveroo, Uber Eats & Just Eat serving to the vegan masses in Central London whilst still catering for large events, festivals & weddings!

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kaitlin Dowdeswell
Events Manager & PA

Kaitlin Dowdeswell is an events manager who has worked in incredible places such as The Shard.

She is a passionate and hardworking Events Management graduate having received her degree with a 2:1.

She has previous experience working with a startup company as well as working within the corporate world in places such as The Shard which has taught her to be a fast learner and to adapt well to different situations.

 

She has an incredible work ethic and is an enthusiastic member of the team. 

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