Jacqui McPeake

Award Winning Food Allergen Specialist in the Catering Sector, JACs

Jacqui McPeake

“Providing the knowledge & confidence to deliver excellent, safe dining experiences for all Customers”

Jacqui McPeake has worked for over 30 years in the catering industry, predominantly the HE sectors. Jacqui worked for 20 years at Manchester Metropolitan University and has extensive skills and knowledge of soft Facilities Management. Jacqui’s career included working as a Catering Manager, 5 years as a Facilities Manager and 9 years as Head of Catering at Manchester Metropolitan University. Jacqui led her catering team through major changes which resulted in reducing the significant deficit figure into a modest surplus 1 year ahead of the target. Jacqui was passionate about ensuring that her team were at the forefront of leading best practice in Universities for allergen management. Jacqui also worked with TUCO on a project to introduce a Code of Practice for Allergen Management. Jacqui has also led her team to win the Cost Sector Team of the Year 2017 for their work on Allergen Management and improving the “Free From” offers for students with Food Allergies. Jacqui has been awarded the “Free from Hero Award 2018” for raising awareness of allergens in the University Sector.

Jacqui McPeake now runs her own business as an Allergen and Catering Management Specialist (JACS Ltd) and also as a Senior Allergen Advisor for Allergen Accreditation.