Our chef

Meet Neil

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Executive Chef, the NEC

For 30 years Neil has spearheaded the the NEC's ever-ambitious and delicious catering options. Famous for his calm and cool approach, Neil’s willingness to welcome change and hunt out the latest food trends has recently resulted in a complete reimagining of the NEC’s food halls. A change that has led to more choice, better value and quicker turnaround. Plus clean plates measuring in the thousands daily.

The result of Neil’s culinary creativity was The Edge, a brand new concept that brings together four unique food offerings within a single restaurant. Italian lover? Try EvViva. Steak your passion? Head to the Butcher and Grill. Fish and Chips your go-to on the go? The Oak Kitchen is your friend. Whatever you choose, you’ll find Neil’s unmistakable touch and attention to detail on show.

“With our exciting customer-driven concepts we are equipped and ready to provide a great visitor experience.”