We’re lucky enough to have an incredible team here at Charlie Bigham’s… and now it’s your chance to meet some of them.
So, if you’ve ever wondered who does what, just hover over the images below to find out.
Hi! I’m Aline and I’m a process development technologist, which is a fancy way of saying I do all the production trials for the amazing recipes the chefs develop in the kitchen. My favourite kind of food is Italian, but when it comes to Charlie’s dishes, the one I really can’t resist is his Fish Pie.
My dad is a celebrity chef in Brazil so everyone assumes I must be a really good cook. Sorry, not true! Although I do make a mean cupcake
I’m Mayank and I work in our supply chain team. I look after demand planning and forecasting and ensure sure that we make enough food for all our customers. I love my job because I’m surrounded by a passionate team who enjoy facing new challenges. I’m a fan of Indian and Italian cuisine, and Moussaka is my favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish.
CB’s pool champion
I’m Kyle and I’m an apprentice at Charlie Bigham’s. I work alongside the engineering team and help Craig (my dad!), Richard, Paul and Gaurang to keep our kitchen equipment and buildings in top condition. I love working for Bigham’s because it’s like a big family – we all get on brilliantly. I also love our food, especially our Cottage Pie. If I’m cooking at home, meatballs with spicy tomato and bacon pasta is one of my favourite dishes to make.
CB’s rugby star (I used to play semi-professional rugby)
I’m Rayna and I’m the HR Manager. I help to recruit, manage and develop our teams. I love the energy at Charlie Bigham’s and the fact that we’re all encouraged to voice our ideas. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our delicious Steak and Ale Pie. My own homemade signature dishes are chicken satay and lobster in a brandy and cream sauce.
CB’s top jockey – I’m an avid rider and hope to own my own horse one day.
I’m Jane and I make sure our customers receive consistently brilliant, top-quality dishes. My favourite part of the job is working on new recipes. I also love cooking at home – I’m a fan of strong, bold flavours so I like to experiment with recipes and add my own twist. After a long day at work, I love tucking into Charlie Bigham’s Catalan Chicken.
CB’s herbal tea expert
I'm Claire and I'm the Senior New Food Development Manager at Bigham’s. I love working alongside Charlie and our fantastic team of chefs to develop the delicious Charlie Bigham's brand products. I’m passionate about food and travel, and love the opportunity to try new dishes whether I’m in New York, Florence or Sarajevo. San Sebastian is probably my favourite city for food – it doesn’t matter if you’re eating pinxtos in a backstreet bar or dining in a top end restaurant, the quality is incredible. My favourite dish is the Bigham’s Macaroni Cheese.
I can wiggle my ears
I’m Tarryn and my job is to help create new and exciting dishes! I love the fact that our dishes reflect the passion of everyone who’s helped create them. As you can imagine, I love to cook – and my favourite recipes always involve fresh and seasonal ingredients. I also love to travel and my favourite foods tend to come from the last country I ventured to!
CBs’s most avid traveller
Hi, I’m Vicky and my team works hard every day to make sure all the delicious dishes we make are of the highest quality. I love working at Bigham’s because everyone I work with is always trying to get better at what we do. My favourite Bigham’s dish is our Fish Pie although being Spanish, I cook an excellent Paella!
CB’s queen of movie marathons
I’m Shagufta and my job is to make sure that all the food we make is the very best quality. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish has got to be our Fish Pie, although at home I like to cook Asian food (especially when it’s spicy!).
CB’s master of henna designs.
I’m Richard and I’m the Bigham’s site engineer – I make sure that everything in our building (including our kitchens) is working so we can keep making our delicious food! At the moment my favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our Fish Pie (but it’s always changing depending on the last dish I ate!). Being South African, if I could, I’d BBQ every day!
CB’s chief motorcycle builder
Hello, I am Laura and I make sure everyone has all the equipment they need to keep our kitchens running smoothly and safely. Cooking is one of my favourite hobbies and I love trying new imaginative recipes. Charlie Bigham’s Lasagne is perfect when I’m having a night off!
I'm Jon and I’m the Purchasing Manager at Charlie Bighams. I make sure we can get hold of all the best ingredients to make our tasty dishes. I’m a big fan of our Steak & Ale Pies and my all time favourite dish is roast forerib of beef (with all the trimmings!).
CB's biggest motorbike fanatic
Hi. I’m Charlotte and I make sure all our food is made safely and tastes delicious. I love my work as there’s always a new challenge. I love to cook and my favourite dish is scallops with lime juice and cayenne pepper on a parsnip puree. I also love Mille-Feuille.
CB’s most ambitious cyclist (I completed a 400km cycle from Calais to Cologne in 3 days to raise money for charity)
Hi, I’m Mehdi. I make sure that all the lovely dishes we make are of the best quality and comply with the law. I like my job because every day is different and I get to learn something new all the time. I lived in Algeria for 8 years and I really enjoy North African foods like couscous and tagines. I’m not the greatest of cooks but I make a mean stir fry: they are easy to make and healthy. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our Fish Pie: it is the best I have eaten in my whole life.
CB’s most hardcore videogamer
Hi, I’m Haseen and I’m the Finance Director at Charlie Bigham’s. I look after everything to do with our money, as well as IT and buying the ingredients that we need to make our delicious dishes. I’m afraid to say that I am not a great cook but I do love to taste different dishes (provided they are halal). My favourite dishes are chops, crabs & devilled king prawns.
CB’s Sudoku Fiend!
Hi, I’m Charlotte. I look after the marketing of Charlie Bigham’s so that everyone knows about our lovely food. My job allows me to be very creative, which I love! I also look after our friends at Ocado. I’m a fan of seafood and Asian food and my favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our delicious Moroccan Tagine!
CB’s theatre buff
My name is Harish and I oversee the kitchens where we make all of our delicious food. I really enjoy working at Charlie Bighams as we have a great team. I am very passionate about food and love to try different foods from around the globe. My favourites are Japanese and Indian cuisine, although I love Charlie Bigham’s Fish Pie!
CB’s team player
I'm Trevor and I am a shift manager. I look after all the cooking that goes on each day at Bigham’s. I have been working here for two and a half years and I really enjoy working with a great team of people who are so committed to cooking up the best premium ready meal dishes. I cook a great roast dinner and traditional Chinese food. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s meals are our Moussaka and Fish Pie.
I’m Jakub and I make sure that all of our ingredients and packaging is received in perfect condition. I like the responsibility I have at Charlie Bigham’s and the team I work with are really good. I love cooking, trying new flavours and food from other parts of the world. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our Lasagne
Chief Cake Baker
Hi. I’m Georgina and I’m the Head of New Food Development & Innovation. I’m in charge of creating lots of exciting new recipes and I also make sure that all of our current recipes are as delicious as possible. I live, eat and breathe food and in my spare time I love to cook Moroccan and Asian dishes or visit great restaurants. Our Moroccan Chicken Tagine is my favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish!
I’m Daniel and I’m the Preparation Manager at Charlie Bigham’s. I love helping to make our delicious Charlie Bigham’s food. My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our Catalan Chicken and I also like to cook rice and spinach sauce.
CB's biggest Arsenal fan
Hi. I’m Marina and I’m the Specifications Technologist. I make sure that all the paperwork for our dishes is completed on time. I also make sure our customers get all the information on our dishes that they need – from ingredients to cooking instructions. I’m Spanish and I love to cook tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) with green pepper and onions. My hands-down-favourite Bigham’s dish is our Breton Chicken.
CB’s top Flamenco dancer
Hi, I’m Gina and my job is to look after all our supermarket friends. I love getting involved in everything from recipe development to managing new launches and tasting lots of the delicious food we make to make sure our customers are getting fresh, top quality food every day. Monday mornings here are great as they are always full of excited chit chat about recipe highs and lows from the weekend and new restaurant recommendations!
Bigham’s crisp connoisseur
Hi. I’m Michael and I’m the Production Manager. I manage our kitchens and make sure that all the food we make is of the highest standard. I love to cook all kinds of food, from a roast lamb to a paella. I also like to make my own bread! My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish has got to be our Fish Pie - yum!
Bigham’s Rugby League fanatic!
My name’s Marcin and I’m the Shift Manager at Bigham’s. I help look after all of our kitchens and make sure that all of our dishes are the very best quality. I love working here because every day is different and challenging. My favourite Bigham’s dish is our Chicken Kiev and I like to cook (and eat!) all kinds of traditional Polish food
Bigham’s number one FC Barcelona fan!
Hi. I’m Bilal and I am the Supply Chain Planner. My job is to make sure that we make the right amount of delicious Charlie Bigham’s dishes each day. I also make sure that we deliver them to our friends at Waitrose, Ocado and Sainsbury’s on time so that we can get them onto your dining table! My favourite Charlie Bigham’s dish is our very tasty Fish Pie.
Bigham’s top cricketer.
Hi. My name is Meraia and I’m the Packing Manager. I look after the team that packs all of the lovely food we have made. I love working at Bigham’s because of the diversity of the people I get to work with and because all the dishes we make are so delicious! I am from the Fiji Islands and I love to eat fish and seafood.
The person from the furthest country from Bigham's - Fiji is directly on the other side of the world!
I'm the planning manager, so I make sure that your local store always has your favourite Bigham’s dish on shelf.
Being an all-American Southern boy my favourite food has to be BBQ. Bring on the ribs!!!
My wife runs a catering company, so we talk and taste food all the time!
The team's fastest cyclist (on my scooter)
Hi, I am Ghulam. They say all relationships require a little give and take and my work is just like this, as I am the Finance Manager here at Bigham's. I keep track of all the money that comes in and goes out to help us make this delicious food every day for our customers. My favourite restaurant is Imbat Terrace in Istanbul. They not only sell the best grilled Lufer fish in the world, but you can also enjoy a panoramic view of Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace and Aya Sophia.
CB’s Chess Master
I am Khadija and I am responsible for ensuring that all suppliers are paid on time so we are in daily supply of all our fresh ingredients. I am a native from the Caribbean Island of Grenada or better known as the Isle of Spice! I have always been exposed to many different spices and I love cooking. My favourite dish is a local grenedian dish called 'oil down'. Yummy!
Charlie Bigham's Shotokan Karate Champ
Hi my name is Alecia and I am the Process Manager. My role is to ensure that our dishes look the same each and every day. My job allows me to be creative and scientific at the same time. I am a fan of all lamb dishes, particularly a leg of lamb. It is fool proof and a crowd pleaser!
CB's Interior Design Queen
Hi, I'm Tom and I work in the technical team. I help make sure all Charlie Bigham's dishes are made to the required food safety standards as well as making certain we meet all the legal and customer requirements. I love my job because no two days are ever the same! As far as favourite dishes goes, I love a simple prawn stir fry with fresh chillis, ginger, garlic and szechuan pepper. Better still if it's made with veggies from my grandfather's winning Surrey Heath allotment!
CB's Canoe-ing Champion
My name's Kim and I am the technical controller here at Bigham's. I make sure that each and every dish that leaves the building is safe and of the highest quality. I love cooking, particularly Southeast Asian dishes. My favourite has to be ginger chicken, which takes me straight back to my childhood!
CB's only Irish folk dancer
I'm Saira and I help find lovely people to come and work in our kitchens. Passion, pride with an eye for quality are essential! I love to make cakes and all things sweet!
CB's heathiest (hot water and lemon is a great way to start the day!)
Hi, I'm Tom and I am the CEO. Essentially my job to keep Charlie happy! I make sure all the numbers are right so that we have a sustainable brand that will be around for years to come. I am extremely partial to all the delicious food Italy has to offer. I am not only an Italian pasta eating champion but I have also been lucky enought to meet Antonio Carluccio!
CB's Chief pasta eater
I'm Boris, the operations director. I love our food and it's my job to make sure that each and every dish leaves the site on time every day – so that none of our customers are disappointed. I am obsessed with quality! Being from France, I have always been surrounded by outstanding ingredients, dishes and restaurants. I am even known for re-introducing the delicious snails from Bourgogne into the UK. Be daring and try one!
CB's most daring adventurer
My name's Amit and I'm in charge of buying all the fresh ingredients we need for each day so our team of chefs can create all their great dishes. I love managing and being responsible for all the fantastic vegetables we use. My favourite type of restaurant is an Indian dhaba, lots of vegetarian food and a great atmosphere!
CB's DIY master
Hi, I'm George and I get to help draw up our adverts and look after our supermarket friends making sure they have our products fresh every day. I love fresh food and grow lots of my own veggies. There's nothing better than eating new potatoes straight from the garden after an 18mile cycle commute back home!
CB's coleslaw king
I'm Simon and I'm Charlie Bigham's illustrator. I spend my time observing and drawing the minutiae of life, mostly in a humourous way. For the last 20 years I've been working for all those magazines you read on the train, most of the national newspapers and TV. Characters always appear in my work and Peter and Emily are welcome newcomers to the family.
I can draw at the same time as eating one of Charlie's pies