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Meet the Team

Meet the key members of the Chef Aly Team

Aly

His range of menus he’ll create for your tour or production will be truly outstanding.

Aly Mahmoud

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Where do we start with Chef Aly? Brendan O’Carroll, the creator of Mrs. Brown’s Boys, calls him a ‘Fecking food genius’. We agree.

Egyptian born, Chef Aly has always wanted to cook. He left school and went straight to catering college. When he graduated, Aly joined a Cairo hotel chain as a trainee chef. Whilst working as Demi Chef de Partie at the renowned Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Hotel, he was awarded Employee of the Year and also received a personal thank you from the President of Egypt for his work. He then set sail for three years working as sous chef on the Island Escape cruise ship before returning to terra firma and becoming Head Chef at Ziniz Restaurant in Yorkshire, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.

From 2011, Chef Aly has worked within the tour catering industry and has provided fabulous dishes for stars such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams and Eric Clapton and for productions including the MTV Awards, Walking with Dinosaurs, Batman Live and the BAFTAs.

Chef Aly has also worked as a private chef but in 2015 he set up his own tour catering company to have more involvement in the menu choices using his vast experience, knowledge and outstanding creativity. You will not be disappointed.

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Gary has now worked on tours and productions from Adele to ZZ Top often working closely with Chef Aly along the way.

Gary McDonnell

CHEF

We think Gary should write a book with the amount of stories he has told us over the years about his life! Gary found his calling to be a chef later than Chef Aly. The Merchant Navy, press photographer, club promoter, bar owner, roadie and even a grape picker were all jobs that Gary had prior to a career in food!

When Gary decided he wanted to become a chef he started out by working for free as a kitchen porter whilst the head chef trained him how to cook. This was an inspired move and with his love of music and his previous experience as a roadie, a career in tour catering was a perfect fit. Gary’s first job was at a small venue called Wembley Stadium! Working in the pastry section with just one other chef, he was soon making desserts for a cast and crew of nearly 600. Making cookies exclusively for J-Lo is just one of his many claim to fame stories!

Always learning and experimenting with food you are very likely to be served one of Gary’s new inventions such as a new twist on coconut cake or his new Tequila Sunrise cheese cake.

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Luke will make sure our hospitality is just as good as our food.

Luke Scott

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Apart from taking a break to get a degree in Occupational Therapy (as you do), Luke has worked in the hospitality industry for most of his adult life.

Luke has worked and managed in restaurants and clubs in the UK, Thailand and Australia primarily in front of house roles. As a result, Luke has a wealth of experience and his attention to detail is second to none. You would never think that laying a table cloth properly would be an obsession for anyone, but for Luke, it’s a matter of life and death.

Luke and his team will look after the dining room, green room areas plus artists dressing rooms, if required, offering the highly standards of service and discretion at all times, just what you would expect from Chef Aly Catering.

Scott works closely with Chef Aly to ensure everything runs efficiently

Scott Carey

DIRECTOR: SALES & MARKETING

Having worked in marketing for over 20 years for a number of blue chip companies as well as several marketing agencies, Scott will be your main point of contact for quotes and general enquiries. Scott works closely with Chef Aly on all aspects of the business in order to make sure what we promise is what we deliver.

You can contact Scott directly by emailing scott@chefalytv.com or calling 07795 843655. Alternatively use Facebook or Twitter to send a message.