Meet the team

Joanna Scrivens

General Manager

Jo brings a wealth of catering and event experience to the Berry Blue team. She was previously catering manager at Woodchester Mansion, a prestigious venue in the Cotswolds. Jo has a passion for first class service and event organising. She’s also really rather good at cooking herself, and can whip up a mean cake. In her spare time Jo loves all things spooky, and organises ghost hunts!


Alan Banks

Head Chef

Alan has been in the catering industry for the last 15 years and is Berry Blue’s Head Chef. Having worked in restaurants at 3 Rosette level in and around the Cotswolds he is a valued asset to the company. His speciality is main courses and he has created many of our signature dishes.


Adam Palmer

Sous chef

Known to all the team as ‘Peggy’ (because of his likeness to Simon Pegg), Adam is sous chef at Berry Blue. He was former sous chef at The Daffodil restaurant in Cheltenham, under the acclaimed chef Tom Raines. He joined the team with a wealth of experience in fine dining and restaurants and assists the head chef with the day to day running of the kitchen, menu development and heading up weddings and events throughout the year.


Liam Brown

Event Chef

Liam joined us from top restaurant The Kingham Plough, run by Great British Menu winner Emily Watkins. He runs many of our weddings and events here at Berry Blue. In his spare time Liam is a bit of a fitness fanatic and can mainly be found down the gym.

 


Laurence Prust

Events chef

Laurence is one of our events chefs, working in our prep kitchen and at weddings preparing food from scratch. He is as crazy as a box of frogs! Always energetic and keeping up the staff moral.


Lucy Edgington

Key Contract Manager

Lucy has been with Berry Blue for several years and built up a huge amount of experience as an event manager, running hundreds of weddings. She is now a manager of one of our key corporate and wedding venues. She’s a Pinterest addict, and puts us all to shame with healthy homemade smoothies and juices each morning!


Simon Heads

Events Manager

Simon joined Berry Blue having worked as a front of house assistant and helping out in the kitchen for over a year. He later went to work as a team leader for the catering team at Cheltenham Racecourse, and thus brings a wealth of customer service experience to our team.  He is always happy to go the extra mile at weddings, he has even been seen putting a wedding cake together.