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Steven Poole founded Grubworkz after a long career as a chef in the food and hospitality industry.

He joined the fascinating world of New Product Development at Northern Foods. From there he’s worked as Product Development Director at several other major food manufacturing businesses. During this time Steven also had a successful consultancy business with Phil Vickery. Steven’s passion for food lead him to chair the (QFA) Quality Food Awards, having personally won five QFA Awards.

Steven has travelled the world researching diverse culinary centers of excellence such as Japan, Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. Exploring new gastronomic sensations, learning about incredible new cuisines, exciting trends, new ingredients and meeting suppliers all with the ultimate goal of bringing them to life for everyone to experience, whilst making great friends along the way.

Steven works closely with a fantastic team of experts:

  • New product developers
  • Industry chefs
  • Trend specialists
  • Photographers
  • Food stylists
  • Prop stylists
  • Graphic designers
  • Branding experts
  • Packaging experts
  • Westminster Kingsway College
  • Advertising agencies

Steven handpicks his team of experts on a project-by-project basis ensuring that Grubworkz always exceeds expectations.