Matt Penfold

Product Development Manager

Matt is an out and out foodie who loves to be in the kitchen cooking. He has the perfect combination of experience for his role at Monty’s: as a chef at Michelin star standard kitchens in restaurants and hotels; and prior to Monty’s 14 years’ product development and production management with a food manufacturer.

As Product Development Manager he heads up the Product Development team with Development Chefs and a Process Technologist. Again, collaborating with other teams across the business is fundamental to successful working at Monty’s. His team is responsible for fulfilling client briefs from concept development through to product launch.

Matt was key in setting up our partner bakery in Abu Dhabi from equipment sourcing, commissioning, setting up process controls, QCPs and waste control processes.

To let off steam Matt plays football on Saturdays in the Sussex county league – he is also a Tottenham supporter but the less said about that the better….. The rest of the time he likes to be with his young family, if possible out walking or eating out somewhere new.