Matt Collingwood - Area Head Chef
Three weeks after he joined the group Matt had moved from venue sous chef to Head Chef of our two Sunderland venues and has been progressing forwards relentlessly ever since!
- FEBRUARY 2016 – Senior Sous Chef at (Liberty Brown)
- MARCH 2016 – Head Chef (Liberty Brown)
- SEPTEMBER 2016 – Area Head Chef
What’s been your favourite project you’ve worked on at Apartment Group?
I was lucky to be heavily involved in the rebrand of Dr. Feelgood and the launch of Saucy Burger. There were hundreds of meals produced from our Kitchen in the first few launch events and it was certainly an experience to be a part of coordinating that. Since then I’ve been involved with developing menus and recruitment more and more.
What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different and offers a new challenge, i’d not be happy any other way. I get to visit all the venues to do inspections, menu development and more and what’s best is there’s never a dull moment; because I never stop moving!
What makes Apartment Group different?
When I first arrived the sheer volume of food Liberty Brown puts out is huge, same with the kitchen team. When I started there were 12 people to coordinate and it all fell to me which was something pretty huge; luckily I thrived under the pressure!
Matt's Words of Wisdom...
Giving that extra effort and going an extra mile doesn’t go unnoticed and always leads to great things. Superstars are really valued and if you’re keen and talented, you will do well!