Our Chefs

Who's preparing your meal!


Meet Mark our Head Chef in NottinghamMark Corpe - Head Chef Nottingham - (click here to email)

Hi, my name is Mark and I am the Head Chef in Nottingham. I was the Sous Chef for over 8 years until August 2014, when I got promoted to head chef in Leicester. In September 2016 I was promoted again to become the head chef of our largest site, Nottingham. I have over 10 years broad experience in the catering and hospitality sector, including A la carte, banqueting, fine dining and private events.

Interesting fact - I am a very keen cake maker with a speciality in wedding cakes!



Meet Matt our Head Chef in LeicesterMatt Coleman - Head Chef Leicester - (Click here to email)

I started working for Bistro Live at 16 years old whilst I was at college, I then moved abroad to work in catering and other venues and learned a wide range of cooking skills. I came back to Bistro Live in 2014 as a Sous Chef and was promoted to head chef in 2017. I now have 13 year experience in catering, I am a very passionate chef and love the work I do!

Interesting fact – I was hypnotised by Derren Brown when he came to Leicester for the infamous show and I ended up missing about 50% of the evening.



Meet Simon our Head Chef in MKSimon Shirley - Head Chef Milton Keynes - (Click here to email)

Hi, my name is Simon and I am the Head Chef in our Milton Keynes Venue. I joined Bistro Live in September 2016 after owning & managing many pubs and restaurants in the Milton Keynes Area. I have been working as a chef since I was 13, I won't tell you how many years that is in total!

Interesting Fact - I lived abroad for a few years and owned my own restaurant in Tenerife!


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