Middleby Meets: Rob Fairhurst

22 Mar 21

Our Development Chef, Rob Fairhurst, has been at Middleby UK for just over 4 years. Showcasing our incredible solutions to customers, Rob cooks and demonstrates the equipment daily – meaning he knows it like the back of his hand. So let’s learn some more about Rob…

Tell us a bit about yourself.

When I was younger, I went to catering college for 3 years – after which I won my first job as being the best college student! I became a Head Chef at the age of 21, then Executive Chef at 24 years old. I’ve now been a Chef for 30 years!

What’s your favourite thing about working at Middleby UK?

Every day is a different day from showroom demo to on-site training or food development for the bigger chains. Nearly every day is a learning curve – you never stop learning at MUK.

How long have you been at Middleby?

Just over 4 years.

What’s your favourite product?

I love the Magikitch’n chrome grill but the Southbend absolutely blows me away every time I use it. The reaction from customers is amazing every single time.

What do you get up to outside of work?

I spend a lot of time with my two boys. I also have two dogs that I love to take out on long walks, as well as one of my son’s two dogs too! I’m a big sports fan, so I spend a lot of my free time watching any sports that I can.

And finally, just for fun, what’s your favourite food?

Hmm, baked beans I love, but if I was dining out – Indian or a good steak.

Thanks Rob, it’s been great getting to learn more about you!

If you’re interested in booking a free live demonstration in our Centre of Excellence, or just fancy learning more about Rob’s love of sport and food, you can get in touch with him on 01925 821 280.