Food & Beverage
London Stock Exchange's kitchen is operated by ‘boutique’ caterer Vacherin and led by General Manager Ankit Puri, Head Chef Lawrence Newsham and Sous Chefs Joe Mallia and Jon Li.
With exceptionally high standards, they cook for our clients on a daily basis and offer everything from exquisite fine dining to bespoke buffet lunches and VIP breakfasts.
Our chefs create seasonal menus with a variety of options but can work with you to create a bespoke menu tailor-made for your event.
Lawrence Newsham, Head Chef
Lawrence has been a professional chef for over 15 years working for Vacherin for the last 8 years, having worked previously in hotels and restaurants, primarily in the London market. He is classically trained and has developed his cooking style by always being up to date with current food trends, and taking inspiration from his love of travel. Lawrence enjoys experiencing new cultures and being in the great outdoors whenever he gets the opportunity. He loves to cook food that is seasonal and using the best ingredients.
Joe Mallia, Sous chef
Joe joined London Stock Exchange in early 2017. Having worked in hotels, restaurants and other corporate organisations in London, Joe’s prior experience includes the Langham Hotel, the Royal Automobile Club, with his most recent role as Sous Chef at Ince & Co.; an International Law firm in the City.
Joe is always looking for inspiration and is constantly seeking ideas from the culinary world, which further feeds his love of cooking, and the simple idea that choosing a few ingredients and transforming them into a memorable dish or experience that can last a lifetime.
Jon Li, Sous Chef
Jon has been a professional chef for over 12 years; working in hotels, events, restaurants and contract catering. He has worked with Vacherin for 3 years and joined LSEG in early 2017. Jon loves to use modern techniques and likes to have a technical approach to cooking, with a particular love of Japanese food and flavours while also admiring the Nordic-style of food. Equally, Jon keeps a close eye on ever changing trends and always looks around for inspiration everywhere he goes.
Ankit Puri, General Manager
Ankit started with LSEG in September 2017 and has 17 years of experience within the hospitality industry. His first job at the age of 18 was with London Park Lane Four Season Hotel a Leading 5* hotel in London. After spending many years in the 5* hotel market Ankit decided to make a move into the world of Corporate catering. Ankit has won many awards and has an in-depth knowledge on food & wines. At LSEG he oversees the entire food & beverage offer within Hospitality and events. In his free time Ankit likes to play cricket followed by a nice gin and tonic.