The Great British Menu finalist will work on a consultancy basis providing strategic food development insight, and working with chefs to enhance the food and service experiences they deliver for their clients and guests.
Abé’s responsibilities will incorporate co-hosting events for clients and delivering interactive development masterclasses for Houston & Hawkes’ team members.
She will also be writing a monthly blog for Houston & Hawkes covering a range of subjects from attracting female chefs to the industry and sustainability to food trends and the promotion of the hospitality sector.
The partnership, initially for a year, began last month.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive company as Houston & Hawkes,” says Abé. “The company’s ethos is in line with mine on so many levels, and I look forward to developing an exceptional and mutually beneficial relationship with the whole team.”
Simon Houston, co-founder and director at Houston & Hawkes, added: “Sally is a rare talent and such an inspirational chef and we are so proud to be taking our business forward while working alongside. Her achievements are well known and, as a business, we cannot wait to blend her incredible skills with our own successes in the field.”
Abé’s CV includes Brett Graham’s The Ledbury and Phil Howard’s Elystan Street. She headed up the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms in Fulham before overseeing the launch of The Pem at Conrad London St James hotel as consultant chef.