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Sophie Michell joins Byron in newly-created Food & Drink Director role

Casual dining group, Byron has announced that renowned chef and food writer, Sophie Michell will be joining the team as Food & Drink Director.

In this new role, Michell will use her extensive experience as a chef, restauranteur, food writer, and television presenter to develop all of Byron’s food and drink recipes, driving Byron’s menus into an exciting new direction.

Michell joins Byron having worked in professional kitchens for over 20 years, including Executive Chef of Belgraves Hotel and Home House. Michell is also part of the team behind Gorgeous Kitchen at Heathrow Terminal 2.

As well as her success in the kitchen, Michell has forged a career as a food writer and television presenter publishing eight cookbooks and hosting successful TV shows such as Cook Yourself Thin.

Simon Wilkinson, Chief Executive, said, 'Sophie’s appointment is the first key strategic initiative in our overall plan to position the brand to be the best in what is a rapidly changing market.

'Sophie has forged an impressive career and we are delighted she will be joining Byron as Food Director. Sophie’s expertise, passion and enthusiasm for food will put new ideas and energy into Byron’s recipes and menus as we drive the brand forward.'

Sophie Michell said, “I am very excited to be taking on this new role at Byron. It’s a great brand serving food that is loved by its customers.

'I am really looking forward to working with Byron’s passionate team to develop and expand the food offering, injecting some new flavours, whilst retaining that familiar Byron taste.”