Henry Herbert

Retail director

As a graduate from Westminster Catering College, a 5th generation baker and an enthusiastic butcher, I am passionate about carefully sourced good quality seasonal ingredients.

I feel very strongly about English heritage and preserving all this country has to offer. During my time as Head Chef of Clerkenwell's award winning pub, The Coach & Horses, I carefully selected small suppliers with whom I could develop a personal relationship, and used their produce to maximum effect by using every part, with little waste. This style of cooking helped to develop a unique menu, where the whole of edible nature was celebrated to the full. Then running Hobbs House Butchery for two years I wanted to bring a youthful energy to an amazing craft that has fallen from favour in recent years. It was here that I honed my love of retail and selling to customers a product we were proud of. It was a natural progression to teaching classes at our new cookery school above the butchery and bakery. I love the feeling of teaching someone something new and seeing them leave enthused and happy. It is now that I take on my biggest challenge as Retail Director; with my huge energy and enthusiasm for people and good food I can really help Hobbs House Bakery to grow within the retail market and create shops that offer excellent customer service and a tasty buying experience. I may be the youngest but watch this space.