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Rebecca Tooth

FOH Operations Director

Rebecca joined as a General Manager leading some of our most high-profile restaurants. Rebecca has also coached and inspired many people within the company such as. Through sheer determination and hard work, she progressed her way to Operations Director. Rebecca’s commitment to Côte is absolute, as is her commitment to the people that work for us, who share her passion.

Paul Livesey

BOH Operations Director

Paul joined Côte in 2008, he helped Côte enforce their group identity which was crucial for success. In 2010 he was promoted to Operations Manager opening successful restaurants within the company. Now our BOH Operations Director he works very closely with our CEO and Area Chefs to ensure that the dishes on our menu are of highest quality and true to French cookery.

Ruth Jackson

People Director

Ruth joined in 2016 and has been in hospitality all her career having started bar work whilst at university and progressing through to Regional Operations Manager before realising her passion for people. Ruth has led many teams and is responsible for all things people related in Côte to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to be the best that they can be and feels valued at work.

Ben McCarthy

Area Manager

Ben joined as an Assistant Manager when Brighton opened in 2010. Ben was soon promoted to Assistant General Manager. In 2014, he was offered chance to open a Côte in Reigate where he led two restaurants. Always encouraged to seek as much training as possible throughout his Côte journey, he progressed and became an Area Manager in 2017. Ben enjoys working for Côte because of the values Côte delivering great service and quality.

Lesley Turner

General Manager

Lesley has worked for Côte since 2010 starting as a Waitress in Birmingham. Since then, she has developed to General Manager all in the space of 3 years, managing one of our newest restaurants. Lesley loves working for Côte because of the passion for perfection - to exceed both the guests’ and teams’ expectations at all costs and the drive to help the Company grow and expand.

Patryk Zal

Head Chef

Patryk joined Côte as a Kitchen Porter in Côte Wimbledon back in 2008, after just two weeks into the role he moved into the starter section of the kitchen where he was responsible for all starters and desserts. After this he moved to Côte Richmond where he got promoted to the role of Junior Sous Chef. Patryk then got involved in restaurants openings. After working hard opening new restaurants and sharing his knowledge with new teams of Chefs, he then moved to open Kingston as Head Chef. What he most enjoys about Côte is the people, quality of food and the passion that his teams have for cooking the food.

Where We Grow

We have the power and freedom to shape our own future and fulfil our dreams and ambitions. We never stop learning and we constantly strive to exceed every expectation.