We care about...
Women at Work
In a male-dominated industry we buck the trend. And fight it. Our inspiration comes from the picanteras, the women chefs who run kitchens, restaurants and communities in the Peruvian Andes. Our founder Martin’s grandmother was a picantera, and she is his source of inspiration. Our Managing Director is Raquel De Oliveira, a professional with incredible experience; women make up 50% of our organisation’s leaders; and all women and men in comparable roles are paid equally.
Equality and Diversity
We are a British-based company but with a team that comes from all four corners of the globe, spanning a variety of religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, physical abilities, civil statuses and races.
This is an issue close to our heart. Our founder and CEO Martin was born to a British father and a Peruvian mother and came to live in the UK when he was 11, where he was faced with severe racism and discrimination. He now works alongside our diverse team to ensure that equality and diversity are at the forefront of all we do.
We’ve previously been cited by the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For as one to watch and in questionnaires we often rate top for ‘happiness and culture’.
Sustainability and social corporate responsibility
The ingredients we use are predominantly British and local to our restaurants. 7% of our ingredients are sourced from Peru and we know many of the farmers we work with.
For thousands of years Peruvian cuisine has been one of zero waste, organic, heavily plant-based, farm-to-table and nose-to-tail. So for us, these are part of our DNA, not something that is fashionable or we are under pressure to do. This is what we aim for and we work hard at maintaining, and as such our efforts have been highlighted by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
We also care about our communities. We work regularly with Action Against Hunger as well as other British-based charities and have a very close relationship to Amantani, where Martin is a Trustee. The charity works to defend the rights of indigenous children and young people in the Peruvian Andes. It provides education, nutrition and love as well as access to quality education and fair employment. Amantani works towards stimulating social development for Peru’s rural communities promoting social inclusion, whilst encouraging indigenous autonomy and cultural pride.