All About Us
At GLORIOUS! we believe in doing things differently. We're passionate about bold, unexpected flavours, and unearthing authentic recipes and ingredients from around the world. The A to Z of Flavours brings this unique ethos to life with original tasty dishes, and fresh, witty packaging buzzing with character and flavour. Our aim is to go 'beyond expectations' in everything we do, create and deliver.
All our products are within FSA 2012 salt guidelines and we do not add any flavour enhancers or artificial colours. We see this as a given, not a unique selling point.
Through following our philosophy of being adventurous through food, we have picked up an array of awards for quality and innovation. We are very proud of our achievement so far but we won't rest on our laurels, we'll keep hunting for the next great flavour.
Below are some little profiles about some of our team. At the heart of our brand is an amazing development team. All have learnt their skills working in some of the top restaurants in the country.
As well as the chefs we have a wider team who are involved in ensuring that each product reaches you in tip-top condition.
- Mandy Taylor Commercial Director
What you do in 20 words or less: In house juggler supporting all of the brand's marketing needs
First job: Waitress in an organic cafe
When I was growing up: I wanted to be an actress or figure skater
Greatest achievement: Completing my degree
Favourite Glorious product: Goan Spiced Tomato or Tuscan Chicken
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish?: My own version of Red Thai Curry
My biggest cooking disaster was … I have one everyday, but I still try!
Favourite restaurant: Le Fondouk - Marrakech, Hotel la Roseraie Chenonceaux - Val de Loire - France
Ultimate dinner party guests; Ricky Gervais, Hugh Grant, Robert Webb, Steve Coogan, Leonardo Dicaprio, Philip Schofield, Kate Middleton
Best holiday/travel destination/day out: Toronto or Marrakech
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words: Innovative, exciting, passionate, creative, tasty!
Senior National Account Manager
What you do in 20 words or less – I am responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the customers and the wider commercial management of the Glorious! brand.
First job – Paper boy When I was growing up I wanted to be - Footballer/Racing Driver
Greatest achievement – ate a whole 16” pizza to myself
Favourite Glorious product – all of them they are incredible
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? – I wouldn’t say I have one I love cooking from scratch though and trying new recipes, I try to cook at least 4 times a week
My biggest cooking disaster was - Trying to bake bread that came out like a boulder
Favourite restaurant – Discovery Bay – (Caribbean)
Ultimate dinner party guests – Fonzie, Nelson Mandela, Hannibal (A-Team), Tom Cruise, Michael J Fox
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Thailand
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words – Exciting, relevant, vibrant, young & fun
What you do in 20 words or less – I manage the forecast sales by retailer and support the commercial team with the Glorious! Brand
First job – Paper boy ( aged 13 )
When I was growing up I wanted to be … A professional basketball player
Greatest achievement – My Family
Favourite Glorious product – Tuscan Chicken Soup
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? – omelette with cheese and bacon
My biggest cooking disaster was … Almost setting the kitchen on fire while making chips in a deep fat fryer
Favourite restaurant – Nando’s
Ultimate dinner party guests – Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Bruce Lee, Megan Fox, Jack Nicolson, Adam Sandler, Jenifer Aniston
Best holiday/day out– Florida 2003 / Sundown adventure land – The Kids love it!
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words – Unique , exciting , great flavours , premium
Brand Marketing Executive
What you do in 20 words or less - anything and everything to do with marketing Glorious!
First job - pot washer at my local pub
When I was growing up I wanted to be - wicket keeper for England cricket team
Greatest achievement - running the London marathon and travelling (some of) the world
Favourite Glorious product - Habenero Hot Boy
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? - a roast is always good, doesn't have to be a Sunday either!
My biggest cooking disaster was - I once found a rather burnt garlic bread which had been in the oven for 6 hours! Pretty sure I didn't put it there :)
Favourite restaurant - Bodeans, London
Ultimate dinner party guests - Mo Farah, James Corden, Freddie Flintoff, Sara Exelby, Prince Harry, Simon & Ollie Oughton, Stephen Fry, Laurel and Hardy, Billie Holiday, Jools Holland and Usain Bolt
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Vietnam
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words - fresh tastes, great flavours, delicious!
What you do in 20 words or less – I challenge my team to develop & produce adventurous food that represents exceptional quality and value for money.
First job – I worked behind the bar in my local pub ‘The New Inn’
When I was growing up I wanted to be ... i’m still thinking about it.
Greatest achievement – a cliché perhaps but my 2 children. They mean everything.
Favourite Glorious product – Moroccan Vegetable Harira
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? – I love to cook fish. Sea Bass is my favourite served with roasted vegetables & drizzled in Glorious Diablo Sauce - Yummy.
My biggest cooking disaster was – There have been more than I care to remember, but it doesn’t stop me trying. In this job I have been fortunate to work with some great chefs. Simon Gamble is the best of the best – he inspires me.
Favourite restaurant – For a blow out it has to be Petrus in Knightsbridge, and on the high street I love Prezzo & Nando’s. The Cheese Society in Lincoln is a little gem.
Ultimate dinner party guests – JFK, Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrisons, Bob Marley, Jack lemon, Jane Austen, Stephanie Meyer, Dolly Parton, Paul Weller & Keith Lemon.
Best holiday/travel destination/day out – Family Skiing in Lapland, San Francisco / Barcelona (too hard to pick between them), Windermere on a sunny day.
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words – Adventure Through Food For Everyone
What you do in 20 words or less - Create and deliver quality products while installing passion to those who work with me
First job - Picking rhubarb and packing potatoes for my Father’s business
When I was growing up I wanted to be - Frances Lee ( Ex Manchester City Striker)
Greatest achievement - Being a dad and husband
Favourite Glorious product - Sunny Thai Chicken
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? - Roast Basil, Lemon & Garlic Chicken
My biggest cooking disaster was - Too many to mention (ask my wife about Stroganoff)
Favourite restaurant - Pipe & Glass in Malton (Beverly) and Petrus (Knightsbridge)
Ultimate dinner party guests - Freddie Mercury, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Botham, Chandler Bing, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Sarah (My Wife) Jennifer Aniston (While Sarah is washing up)
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Anywhere with my wife but especially the Caribbean, Blundell Park (without wife)
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words - Delicious, hearty, worldly, passionate, authentic
What you do in 20 words or less - Manage the department producing soups and sauces for the retail sector
First job - Farm Labourer
When I was growing up I wanted to be - A farmer
Greatest achievement - My 2 children, Elisabeth and Isaac
Favourite Glorious product -Bengal Chicken Masala
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? Steak
My biggest cooking disaster was -My wife always comments on a Spaghetti Bolognaise that I added mint to
Favourite restaurant -Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi
Ultimate dinner party guests -David Attenborough, Kevin McCloud, Jeremy Clarkson
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Masai Mara, Kenya
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words - (*Delicious) Soups, Sauces, Stews and Dips *= if and doesn’t count as 1 of the 5
Shift Quality Manager
What you do in 20 words or less - I’m responsible for developing, revising and implementing quality standards and food safety systems
First job - Technical Supervisor (Food Manufacture)
When I was growing up I wanted to be - Naval Aviator - Fast Jet Fighter Pilot
Greatest achievement - The successful completion of a 2 year course in Food Science & Manufacture
Favourite Glorious product - Bengal Chicken Masala
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? - Cheesy Beef Stew – However, I stole the recipe - it wasn’t my creation!
My biggest cooking disaster was - Can’t think I’ve ever had one. However, my victims may say otherwise!
Favourite restaurant - Piccolino Italian Restaurant – York & the Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant in York (Both are a joint 1st)
Ultimate dinner party guests - Me, myself and I – I’m the only one who dare eat my own cooking!
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Holiday - Cyprus, Travel destination - Canada, Day out - Go Ape High Wire Adventure.
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words - A diverse and authentic range
Retail Product Manager
What you do in 20 words or less - Check new concepts and recipies to make sure they contain clean ingredients, are legal, and that we can manufacture them.
First job - Delicatessen Manager for a well known UK Supermarket.
When I was growing up I wanted to be - A New Product Developer
Greatest achievement - Launching 254 products in 1 year.
Favourite Glorious product - Bengal Chicken Masala Stew or Oriental Tomato Soup
When cooking at home, what’s your signature dish? - Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous.
My biggest cooking disaster was - Making bread for Home Economics at school, I forgot to add the yeast and had to add it near the end, the bread still rose though! ....just.
Favourite restaurant - Venezia in Canterbury, it changes seamlessly from an Italian Coffee House during the day, to a fabulous restaurant at night
Ultimate dinner party guests - Steven Fry, Heston Blumenthal, Jackie Stewart, Sarah Millican, Kate Hudson & Jane McDonald
Best holiday/travel destination/day out - Barcelona, taking in Gaudi’s Architecture and gardens, the Port, and Las Ramblas, finishing off at the spectacular National Palace Magic Fountain Water and Lights display at night
Sum up GLORIOUS in five words - An expedition into the unknown