Let us introduce another amazing and valuable member of the team! Let’s find a bit more about Khaled. Khaled is our ever efficient Dispatch & Stock Control Manager, and when you receive your parcel of goodies it’s likely that it’s been packed off so efficiently because of his super power of planning ahead!

What is your role at Breckenholme and how long have you been part of the team?
I joined the family in April 2019 as the Stock Control & Dispatch Manager. I basically make sure the production team have all the ingredients and materials they need to produce our whole range of Yorkshire goodies, then it’s my job to ensure our oily friends are well looked after and delivered to you in style.

How did you start your journey in food? What is your background?
Me and food? Well, we go a while back. I love food so much I even studied it at university and then proceeded to work in pubs and restaurants in York for five years before I finally caved in and decided I wanted my social life back!

What do you love most about working in the Food & Drink industry?
I enjoy seeing the whole process of a product’s journey, from one great idea, to testing and sampling, to the end product.

As a keen foodie, can you tell us about one of your favourite things to cook / eat?
As a Welsh / Palestinian, I have had the luxury of growing up with two versatile cuisines. On a cold winter’s day you can’t beat my mother’s Welsh Cowl (a chicken vegetable broth) with a sharp cheddar cheese and warm crusty bread to dunk. But my last dish on earth would have to be a Palestinian dish called Maklouba (meaning upside down in Arabic). This is a lamb dish served with aubergine and rice. The trick is to turn the pot upside down onto a serving plate, lifting the pot to reveal a perfect cake shape – just like a sandcastle. However executing this is somewhat a rarity!

When you’re not busy at work, where is your favourite place in Yorkshire to explore?
Living in York never gets old, the trick is to look up and notice the historic architecture of the buildings that usually go unnoticed. Outside of the city centre I enjoy early morning runs through the grounds at Beningbrough Hall.