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The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


15 years with Lee Cash

Seeing all our team together totally blows my mind. It only happens once a year, at our summer party, 400 people or so, in a field, in a big top, with bars, BBQ, circus acts, dodgems (this year), band, DJ. Wow! Long way from sitting in front of my desktop, in my flat on the Hagley … Continued

Meet Anthony, from Military to Peach life

Anthony Shepherd joined Peach this year as a Support Head Chef; training and strengthening our teams, stabling the ship, and bringing motivation before moving on to the next challenge. Anthony brings a ‘get the job done’ attitude to our kitchens, building confidence in the junior team and passing on managerial skills to our senior members. He’s … Continued

Meet Emma, our UCB student

This year Peach took on three students from University College Birmingham for their 45 week work experience placement. We meet 20 year old Emma, who works at The Fishes in Oxford, and whilst she already comes with some fantastic experience under her hat, she’s proving to be a Peach Super Star! Emma’s always looking for … Continued

A Vegan education with Mildreds

I’ve been in the hospitality trade for 11 years now, and over the time I’ve been fortunate enough to try many unique and unusual meat, fish and cheese dishes and picked out a fair few favourites. It was with great excitement, when on Wednesday 11th July, I joined our brigade of Chefs on a vegan education … Continued

Say hello to Lianne…

Introducing the new General Manager of The Swan, Salford –  Lianne Sargent… What was your first job in the industry? Glass collector, age 5 in my Dad’s pub! Why did you get into the hospitality industry? Both my parents ran pubs so you could say I was born into it. My Mum, brother and I lived above … Continued

Meet Gemma. Both an Ultimate General Manager and Mum.

I started Peach at the Embankment on the 4th of July 2014 (I remember the day clearly because I love the film Independence Day). I was attracted to Peach because I lived in Bedford but worked in Woburn so would often visit The Embankment and The Black Horse and loved what they were doing. I was a … Continued

Head Chef James Durrant – Acorn Winner and Ultimate

“The other day, as I was driving back from attending my first meeting as a newly-appointed Ultimate Head Chef, I was thinking what an incredible four years it’s been at Peach. Four years when I’d been given the chance to climb the career ladder, run my own kitchen, open a new Peach pub and supported to … Continued

10 Questions with Hamish

Where did it all start for you? In 2001, I was trying to work out what to do next, having sold the family business. It was slightly scary but very exciting to start again and let life take its course. Having previously been a supplier to pubs and hotels, I decided that I wanted to … Continued

Say hello to Hannah…

Our second University College Birmingham student Hannah has been giving us a 110% at The Almanack, Kenilworth, and has dreams of owning her own food truck serving high quality food at festivals. Here’s her Peach story so far… “At the Almanack, we’re a team of 9, as it can get extremely busy in the kitchen. … Continued