Waitrose appoints Martyn Lee as executive chef
The Waitrose & Partners supermarket chain has appointed Martyn Lee as its executive chef as it looks to boost its product quality and innovation credentials.
Lee will lead a team of development chefs at the Waitrose’s food innovation studio at the retailer’s Bracknell headquarters and will be responsible for developing Waitrose’s own brand products, including its Waitrose & Partners No.1, Heston from Waitrose and Cooks’ Ingredients ranges.
His previous experience includes senior product development roles with a number of major food manufacturers and retailers, including Tesco. He has also worked as a senior development chef for Moy Park where he spent a year collaborating with Waitrose’s innovation team on new meat, fish and poultry products.
Natalie Mitchell, head of production innovation and own brand at Waitrose & Partners, said: “I’m delighted that one of the leading development chefs in the industry has joined Waitrose. Martyn’s wealth of experience and creative vision will help us to continue offering the high-quality and distinctive products our customers expect.”