Jamie Cairns will take on the role of executive chef and Emma Moore that of client relationship manager. Ampersand said the hires will give the business a new structure as it continues its expansion.
Akande has previously worked for a number of caterers, including Create where she was bespoke operations team manager. Cairns joins from private aviation specialist Alison Price on Air, where he was also executive chef, while Moore was previously business development manager at ETC Venues.
Natalie Mainwaring, events creative director at Ampersand, said: "We are building a dream team and scaling up as we continue to grow. These three unite to deliver a seamless service for our clients. Starting with Emma, next to Jamie and finally Toks, you can be reassured that your event will run like clockwork in the hands of experts."
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