Wallingford: Connect Catering appoints new operations director

Catering solutions company Connect Catering has appointed Jane Griffiths as operations director. She has 14 years’ experience in operations and will be responsible for all of Connect’s 72 contracts across the South East.

Griffiths joined the company in 1998 as a chef manager, and was soon promoted to operations manager. Her qualifications include a three-year professional Chefs Diploma from Westminster College (one of the leading catering colleges in the UK), and a NEBs certificate in Management Studies. She has spent almost 30 years in the catering sector, in a broad spectrum of roles including running her own restaurant.

Griffiths is looking forward to the challenge and said: “I am full of ideas and very keen to develop the team further. I am dedicated to Connect’s focus on people, fresh food and offering value for money.

“We have just celebrated 25 years at Connect, and I am very proud to be working for a company with accreditations such as Investors in People Gold, ISO and The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.  All of this has been achieved through the flair, passion and talent of every member of each team.”

Louise Laver, joint managing director, added: “We are delighted to welcome Jane into her new position.  Jane’s experience and knowledge is second to none.  She is continuously striving for quality, fresh and seasonal produce and a fantastic service delivered by talented professionals.”