Jen Middlehurst


Jen brings the service standards, style and attention to detail that makes Kalm Kitchen so special. With a brilliant eye for transforming the ordinary into the magical, she uses everyday objects and natural materials to create exciting settings for the presentation of Kalm Kitchen food, a constantly evolving style that makes every event unique and encourages lively interaction between the guests. Jen’s personal approach and ability to visualise, develop and deliver a client’s concept of their perfect event has become instilled into her team of creative and committed event managers who are constantly measured against Kalm Kitchen’s service objective which is to always exceed expectations.

James Middlehurst


James discovered his passion for creating great food in a restaurant in Sydney half way through a round the world trip. On his return he trained at the Tante Marie Culinary Academy, where his talents came to the attention of a leading London event caterer. He spent the next few years honing his skills cooking for major events, private clients and multi-national corporate customers before establishing Kalm Kitchen with his partner Jen in 2006. His focus has always been to bring the standards demanded by International clients to every Kalm Kitchen event, however large or small. His approach to food is straightforward; select the best available fresh produce and add just enough magic to allow it to shine.

Steve  Middlehurst

Steve Middlehurst

Steve is our Financial Director. You will mainly find him creating spreadsheets and raising invoices. He is a keen photographer and has recently re located to the Isle of Wight to enjoy sea views and fresh air!

Lara Kellaway


Lara is our Senior Event Manager. She brings passion, experience and enthusiasm to every event and wedding and has a keen eye for detail. In her downtime you can find her on her families dairy farm in Dorset!

Holly Spooner


Holly is our Office Manager. If we don't know the answer, Holly does! She works closely with clients, the kitchen and the logistics team to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. She also is the proud owner of our office dog Maya.

Dan Jones


Dan is Head of Logistics and generally super man! He manages our warehouse and stock and you can often find him travelling around the country making equipment deliveries. In his downtime he can be found training Salisbury Women FC.

Ola Zaslawska


Pastry Chef

Catriona  McLean

Catriona McLean

Cat is our longest standing Event Manager and Staffing assistant. She has been with Kalm Kitchen since the very beginning and knows us all better than we know ourselves! Cat has the ability to put everyone at ease and has a fantastic relationship with our huge pool of waiting and bar staff. She has recently become engaged so is learning all about weddings from 'the other side'!

Hannah  Murphy

Hannah Murphy

Hannah is one of our Event Managers. She is meticulous with exceptionally high standards. With her wedding looming, she also can relate and understand what our couples are experiencing and offer them support in the run up to the day.

Pete  Holder

Pete Holder

Pete is one of of our fabulous event managers. He brings passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail to everything he does. The care and generous customer service you will experience from Pete is next to none.

Helen  Pilato

Helen Pilato

Helen is behind much of our baking at the café for both Kalm Kitchen Café and Events. The office team adore her as she supplies the most delicious ‘off cut’ goodie box from all of her tray bakes!

Roman Gnip


Roman is an experienced chef who works in our prep kitchen and on events.

Lily  Dawson

Lily Dawson

Lily is our office admin assistant. She assists Holly with the day to day running of our busy office and can often be found taking enquiries over the phone and allocating our waiting staff to events.

Emily  Houghton-Connell

Emily Houghton-Connell

Emily is one of our event mangers. She has recently transitioned from our busy kitchen to this event management role. She is passionate about food and creating the perfect event.

Arturas Rudokas


Alturas is originally from Lithuania and is an experienced chef having worked in event catering and the restaurant world for many years. He recently competed in Wimp to Warrior and did us proud with his commitment to the gruelling training!

David Tomas


K.alm Kitchen Cafe Prep Chef

Paul  McLaughlin

Paul McLaughlin

Logistics team assistant delivering and collecting our food and kit!His real passion is music and is also a technical whizz!

John and Eugenia  Ganceanu

John and Eugenia Ganceanu

Our behind the scenes heros keeping Kalm Kitchen clean, tidy and operationally smooth!

Maya Spooner


Maya is our office Cockapoo providing endless love and lunchtime walk companionship! She is also a superstar having appeared on Supervet

Kalm Kitchen Team 2018

Kalm Kitchen Team2018

Our incredible team for 2018


Kalm Kitchen Limited
Unit 5 Lascombe Estate,
Highfield Lane,

01483 813360

Isle of Wight enquiries: 01983 640 340


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