“Sky Diver

Grant McKenzie's Inspirational Journey

Career Path: Senior Bar Tender > Restaurant and Bar Manager > Assistant Operations Manager > Deputy General Manager > General Manager (age 26)

“I have relocated 6 times within 9 years to get the best training and opportunities"

My Story: After leaving school, I took on a management trainee post which involved a comprehensive induction into all aspects of hotel management and culminated in being offered the position of Assistant Manager. After three years at the Devonshire, in an effort to gain further experience with a larger group, I joined Shire Hotels with the position of Bars and Courtyard Manager. With high ambition to work in London in the luxury sector, I accepted the position of Bars Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf in order to increase my knowledge and enhance my profile. I then joined Malmaison as Assistant Operations Manager, responsible for Food and Beverage. This was an exciting and challenging role due to Malmaisons intense focus on food and beverage within busy city centres. I relocated to the position of Deputy General Manager in Malmaison Newcastle and was promoted again to my current position of General Manager, Malmaison Leeds.

Grant McKenzie: Getting to trial shift commis chefs to separate male and female mussels!!! 

























General Manager - Malmaison Leeds

“Seek out the best training and opportunities don’t settle for whats presented to you"

Countries Worked:
Sadly only Britain

The Fun Stuff:

“If I had to choose a football team to support it would be Newcastle but I am more of a sky diver and enjoy boxing"

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