Meet the Team
An introduction to our team.

We have a large team of people working with us, dedicated to providing you with excellent service whilst helping us to ensure that our restaurant, cafes and events all work like clockwork all year round.

Our diverse team has many individuals with unique skills and talents which all help enrich our workplace and hopefully your experience when visiting us.


Meet our core team below

Paul MitchellPaul Mitchell - Catering Services Director
Paul has over twenty five years experience within the catering and hospitality sector, the last five of them involved with expanding and developing the RBGE catering offers with this robust team.


Fraser SharpFraser Sharp - General Manager
Leading the operational team and continually striving to improve standards across the Garden; Fraser has a wealth of experience in many disciplines within the events and hospitality industry - In 2011, Fraser won the prestigious FSM Event Caterer of the Year Award for his work at the RBGE.

Ben HarrisonBen Harrison - Head Chef
Ben has been the brains and driving force behind developing and delivering the food offers across the Garden since the John Hope Gateway opened. Ben's passion for cooking and creation of new and interesting menus has been developed over 18 years within a broad range of catering establishments.

Luke ShepherdLuke Shepherd - Food and Beverage Manager
Looking after our three busy day visitor outlets - Gateway Restaurant, Terrace Cafe and East Gate Coffee Bar - is no easy task, however, Luke handles these pressures with an enviable level of calm and efficiency borne from many years working within similar challenging establishments.