Meet the team

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Alan Boslem

Director & Executive Chef Alan Boslem, former Sous Chef of the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel and winner of the Banqueting & Events Chef of the Year award at the 2019 CIS Excellence Awards, is involved in all aspects of the business on a daily basis and very much part of the cookery process. He has worked alongside many respected chefs throughout his career such as Alan Hill, Willie Pike, the late Andrew Fairlie and Raymond Blanc. Alan also worked as a lecturer at New College Lanarkshire where he trained the chefs of the future for over 24 years.

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Ross Boslem

Ross spent his early years at Big Bite Catering, training as an apprentice before spending the next few years at Scotland’s only 2 Michelin star restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel, along with a stagiaire at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Here, Ross was able to develop his culinary experience further, expanding his knowledge in modern cooking techniques and trends. We cannot tell you how pleased we are to have him back and as our Head Chef. Ross is a calm voice in the kitchen, and definite strength. He is a great leader and has come back with fresh ideas and new techniques to inspire the team. During his down time, Ross enjoys going to concerts, football, gaming, and fishing.

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Laura Gilmour

Laura is our Chef de Partie – and has been an integral part of the Big Bite team for 7 years. She began her career at Motherwell College before taking up an apprenticeship with us. After achieving her qualification, she quickly moved to Commis Chef before her current role. Laura’s work ethic is second to none – she will never leave the business until everything is done, as Laura says “tomorrow never comes”. Laura is always composed even when under pressure and always willing to show and advise the junior members of the team. In her spare time she enjoys live music and going to the theatre.

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Heather Murphy

Heather is our Commis Chef and joined the team October 2021. Heather is ambitious to learn all aspects of the business not only in the kitchen but also our front of house, she is a fantastic asset. Heather is currently working towards her hotel management and Professional Cookery Level 6, whilst on the job. Heather enjoys going out with her friends when she is not working and enjoys weekends away with the girls.

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Lynsey Veldhoven

Lynsey is our Office Manager and been with the company since the beginning of 2022. Her knowledge, experience and excellent organisation skills allows the kitchen team to focus on the food whilst Lynsey manages all the logistics and pulls the events together. She is always on hand to help where required, a natural rapport builder with a strong personality. Lynsey has 2 teenage children which keep her busy, she loves nothing more than having a family holiday booked.

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Stephen Garland

Stephen is our newest team member, and we are thrilled to have him join the team as our Front of House Manager. He learnt his craft at The Gleneagles Hotel, among other bespoke venues, and has a 25-year illustrious career. His eye for detail at our events whether it be a small business event, or a large-scale wedding are impeccable. He is calm, welcoming and ensures every person has the best possible hospitality experience. He is a keen golfer in his spare time when the weather is right.

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Yvonne Jamieson

Yvonne has worked with the business since school helping out front of house at various events. Since 2020 Yvonne has been working with us on a part time basis as our bookkeeper and we are thrilled to have her. She still enjoys working front of house when time allows. Yvonne recently got a dog so is enjoying long walks.

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Karen Boslem

Alan’s wife Karen has been director of the business since its inception in 2001. Karen helps with lots of aspects of the business and often lends her expertise in the attention to detail in packaging & presentations……always a calm sounding block for Alan! We would be lost without her.

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Connor Boslem

Connor is in charge of delivery logistics ensuring safe delivery of our wholesale products and buffets. He takes pride in ensuring the van fleet are kept sparkling clean and in good working order. Connor has been assisting in the kitchen regularly over the past 12 months and has spent time perfecting his bread making skills. Connor enjoys going off site to the various different events with the team – his help here is invaluable. In his spare time, Connor enjoys being outdoor, fishing, foraging for mushrooms and spending time with his family.