PACE Executive Committee

Molly Shaher

National Chair

Molly has over 15 years’ management experience in hospitality, retail & business. Molly’s hospitality career first started in family run businesses 25 years ago in the sector.

Molly gained her BA in Accounting & Finance in 2003 and gained her Masters in Management in 2006. Since then Molly has supported growing bespoke Management programs to local industries with local councils, NHS, steel sector and the port industry. Since 2010 Molly has grown Business Management degrees at Middlesbrough College successfully in partnership with Teesside University.

In 2014 Molly took over Foundation degrees in Hospitality/Culinary Management and BA (Hons Hospitality Management). Molly has increased student numbers significantly in the past 4 years through sheer determination. Her strive for excellence in her teaching has supported students successfully gaining Management positions across all sectors of hospitality in the North East. Molly works closely with The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts promoting their ‘Adopt a School’ programme across the North East. Working closely with local primary and secondary schools we support the teachers and students understanding the hospitality sector.

Her passion, drive and motivation has clearly lead her to become part of the PACE Executive team in 2017 and now in 2018 Chair of Pace.


T: Tel: 01642 333218/07919394664

Sue Kenyon

PACE Executive Director and Company Secretary

President, Association Culinaire Francaise, NW Branch

Sue Kenyon is a founding member of the Directorate of the Professional Association of Catering Education (PACE). PACE rebranded from the National Heads of Catering (NATHOC) in 2003. She has continued to be an active Executive Director ever since. In 2014, Sue took on the additional role of Company Secretary.

Sue has been in the Hospitality Industry for over 40 years, starting in the Hotel and the Industrial sectors in Yorkshire, where she worked in a variety of hotels on both sides of the hotplate and ventured into industrial catering as a Chef Manager, then Catering Manager. Sue then crossed the Pennies and took up further management roles, before venturing into Further Education as a lecturer at Tameside College. During her time at Tameside, Sue was appointed to the position of Curriculum Manager for Hospitality and Catering, followed by appointment as Head of School for Food, Hospitality Management and Travel, managing the curriculum from School Links and Level 1, through to Hospitality Management HND. During this time Sue attained a Bachelor of Education (Honours) and a Masters of Education (Managing the Curriculum) at Manchester Victoria University.

Sue joined Stockport College as Curriculum and Quality Manager with responsibility for a range of disciplines before joining the Audit & Compliance Unit, whilst retaining very close links with the Hospitality Department as a mentor and guest lecturer.

Sue joined the Association Culinaire Francaise (ACF) in 1995, becoming a committee member in the North West Region in 2001. She was awarded the Palmes Culinaire in 2005 and in 2008 became Secretary for the North West Branch. Sue became the President of the North West Branch in April 2012, the first female to hold this title, both regionally, and nationally. In 2017, Sue received the honour of being invested as a Disciple d’Auguste Escoffier.

Within her PACE and ACF roles, Sue works closely with industry partners and colleges promoting Hospitality and Catering as a worthy career choice, and organising networking and CPD events, in addition to competition opportunities for students.



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Geoff Booth

PACE Executive Director

Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality

Member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Worshipful Company of Cooks

Founding partner of the Mercury Intelligence Group (London)

Founding partner of the BRiTCA (British California food development programme)

Granted freedom of the City of London 2012

Catey Winner 2014

Led my team at Westminster to win the Queens Award for Education 2016

Director of HPN and BonnQual Training and Qualification Development companies

Busy dividing time between the UK and Marseille



T: 07736649734

Mike Mounfield

Executive Director PACE

Director Sauce Associates Limited

Mike Mounfield has worked within the hospitality industry for over thirty years. Mike’s career in hospitality started in large kitchens as a kitchen porter.

After completing his college course, he had a short stint at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, he then moved to London to work in a large London Hotel as a commis chef. After several years working through the ranks of hotel kitchens and private dining, Mike achieved his goal to become a head chef.

A chance invitation to a college then introduced Mike to further education and culinary education. Mike combined his contacts within the industry and teaching, to become an innovative forward-thinking lecturer. He has always prided himself on teaching to the highest standard, whilst challenging students and the process of education to maintain these standards.

Mike’s time in education saw him graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University and The University of Central Lancashire. He was recognised by trade associations and has received several accolades for his contribution to tourism and training. He influenced a change to the education act in 2009 and became a Catey nominee for his contribution to hospitality education and training. Mike is also credited with the creation of two hotel schools based in further education colleges. Mike left further education as an assistant principal, returned to hotels and then created Sauce Associates.

Mike has consulted for many projects including a cost saving exercise with Cambridge University, with the assistance of Porsche. He has completed global research for an awarding body, contributed to the validation of foundation degrees and has strong curriculum knowledge across a range of subjects. Due to his apprenticeship involvement and innovative curriculum design, Mike has designed numerous kitchens and menus for commercial businesses and education, and advised colleges on commercial activity and income.

M: 07801 488 477



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