Online butchery retailer Farmison & Co has appointed Michelin-starred chef Jeff Baker as its new operations executive chef.
Baker will work closely with breed farmers overseeing product development while creating exclusive seasonal recipes and introducing new breeds and cuts to the heritage meat retailer’s website and restaurant base.
Farmison & Co offers UK-wide delivery for online orders, giving customers access to the same range of meat as its restaurant and trade clients.
The appointment of Baker marks a milestone for the company which has experienced substantial growth since January, now supplying meat to Michelin-starred restaurants such as House of Tides and The Black Swan at Oldstead alongside London’s Tate Modern, Restaurant 34, Bocca di Lupo and Ducksoup.
Baker’s career began in 1983 and n 1995 he was awarded his first Michelin Star at Pool Court. It was a first for the city of Leeds and, at just 26, he was the youngest chef in Yorkshire to receive the accolade at the time.
“Jeff’s knowledge and experience speaks for itself and his reputation within the industry will allow us to engage with trade customers to drive the growth of the business forward,” Farmison & Co founder John Pallagi said.
“The passion Jeff shows for our produce and his recipe development is an exciting element that will add value to the Farmison & Co customer experience.”