A Few Words About Us
Born in Ayr and having lived in the Prestwick area for over 20 years, local man William started his catering career in 1986 at the Balgarth Hotel in Ayr where he trained as a Commis Chef/Pastry Chef and attended Ayr College (day release) where he gained his City & Guilds 706/1 qualification.
In 1987 William joined the Royal Navy and over the next 3 years as well as travelling across the world he gained experience and qualifications in all aspects of the catering industry.
On leaving the Navy in 1990 William gained employment as a Catering Supervisor with Gardner Merchant Ltd at Greenwich Caledonian in Prestwick.
In 1991 William’s career progressed further where he gained a position as an Assistant Catering Manager with Sutcliffe Catering and worked in SCI (UK) Ltd in Irvine. In 1998 William was promoted to Catering Manager and moved to Network Rail Headquarters at Buchannan House in Glasgow.
In 1999 Sutcliffe Catering were taken over by Aramark and William continued his role as Catering Manager within Buchannan House in Glasgow. During this time William had the opportunity to cover for other Catering Managers and worked at Glaxo Smith Kline in Irvine and NATS in Prestwick.
An opportunity arose through Aramark in 2005 to work for a multi site campus at University West of Scotland in Paisley, William applied and was successful. Within the UWS Campus William was responsible for the main Refectory, 3 Starbucks Coffee Shops, vending machines and internal/external catering for University Conferences and Events.In 2011 William completed a Modern Apprenticeship in Management at Motherwell College.
After 8 years within this role, in December 2013 William decided to take the plunge and left his job at the UWS Campus in Paisley to embark on his own venture “Fresh & Tasty” based in Prestwick. At fresh & tasty the main focus is to provide customers with products to enable them to maintain a well balanced diet, which is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Fresh & tasty provides home-made soups, fresh fruit and salad’s, low in calories, salt and sugar at affordable prices. Fresh & Tasty supports Fairtrade products and where possible, sources products from local suppliers, reducing it’s carbon footprint.