Think South American food and succulent grilled meats, ceviche and quinoa based salads spring to mind.


Food trends and themes from South America have proved very popular over the last few years and we have chosen to explore two businesses who have adopted this theme but who have also adopted very strong team cultures.  Gaucho came to London in 1994 and the 'true taste of Argentina' which is Gaucho's mantra has been a genuine success story.  For many years Tracey Matthews was the Group's HR Director but now as COO she is able to influence the expansion of the group and the people centred culture of the business.

By contrast, Temper is much younger business, launched in 2016 and with a second site in the making.  Sam Lee's partnership with Neil Rankin and her commitment to the development of their people so early in this company's formation provides fascinating insight.

PSD is delighted to have gained access to these two business leaders and to share their recent interviews with our readers.  Our thanks go to both of them.

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Interview With Tracey Matthews - Gaucho

Interview With Tracey Matthews - Gaucho

Caroline Gaunt, Principal Consultant in our Hospitality sector, met with Gaucho Restaurants' Chief Operating Officer Tracey Matthews.

What Makes Sam Lee Tick - Casper And Cole

What Makes Sam Lee Tick - Casper And Cole

We spoke to Sam about what makes her tick, how she manages the people behind the scenes and the challenges she faced when joining the team.