Elior UK Inspirational Dinner Chefs May 2018

Life at Elior

We do everything we can to create a fulfilling and rewarding place to work, where people have fun at work.

We bring people, businesses, and communities together...

We work in a wide variety of locations, each with its own brand and culture. Wherever we are within the Elior family, we are guided by a common purpose: To enrich the lives of everyone, everywhere, every day.

We have selected a few stories from across our organisation so that you can learn more about our people, their values, and the way we work...


Paula Blanchard - Area Manager at Durham Primaries


Paula was awarded our 2021 You Made a Difference Award, at the 2021 Elior Award of Excellence. Her remarkable story, which started in 2019, was almost ‘Marcus Rashford’ like and saw her giving up her own time every week during the six-week school summer holiday to provide food provision for children on free school meals in a school where they were in serious danger of having no nutritional food during that time.

Paula’s story is truly inspiring, and her profound impact brought tears to the eyes of our judging panel. 

Click here to hear from Paula herself.


Making a difference by supporting the community


Peter McGovern, General Manager, has been using his cooking skills to support the Boghall Drop in Centre in his spare time. He spent many weekends preparing hundreds of dinners for the elderly, he has also been sharing recipes and encouraging people to try new foods.

One community member said, "Peter's skills and food knowledge allow him to share ideas and boost others confidence to try new meals, new ingredients and he has certainly been creative with the recipes. He has helped us and others in this community more than he will ever know. Some of these elderly people have had no human engagement and look forward to the food as it means the world to them."


Gill Heath - Regional Managing Director at Elior UK


We asked Gill Heath, Regional Manager, to tell us a little about how she got to where she is. She said:

“My career progression with Elior has been aided through the support and guidance of my Operations Managers and Regional Directors, they helped me develop through one to one training and I attended a number of excellent courses run by the learning and development team.

"This along with my eagerness to develop and advance has contributed to me being able to grow my career within Elior.”



Jessica Gardiner - Portrait of a Chef

Ever since she was a little girl and began baking with her grandad, Jessica Gardiner’s ambition was to become a chef. In her five years with Elior, she has climbed the ladder, won a number of awards, and above all, has demonstrated that anything is possible with dedication and hard work.
Jessica - we couldn’t be prouder to have you on our team and to share this short video of your journey so far!

Click here to see Jessica's story

Be part of our story

Our colleagues work in a wide variety of roles including food production and front of house, with others in operational and support functions including, finance, purchasing, legal and marketing.

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