Mike Faers, Managing Director 

Mike began his life in food honing his craft in the three Michelin-starred kitchen of Le Gavroche, under the mentorship of Albert Roux, before moving into the corporate world to work as innovation director for the Hain Daniels Group, where he was responsible for the reputations of a number of leading household brands.

Prior to setting up FIS, Mike was head of food for McDonald’s restaurants where he set the strategic direction for food and beverage globally. Highly respected, dynamic and sought after by some of the UK’s biggest food brands for his expertise, keen insight and market knowledge, Mike has innovation in his DNA.  

Years in the industry: 33.

 Final meal: Simple steak and chips – slow cooked rump skirt in a strong, sticky red wine jus.

Team Nickname: Not one that they’re prepared to tell me.

Favourite Chef: Albert Roux.