Meet the Team

People are at the heart of everything we do. We build relationships,
work hard to be the best and have fun along the way…

Julia Edmonds, Managing Director
Julia Edmonds, Managing Director

Having joined Lexington Catering in 2007 as Sales and Marketing Director, Julia was appointed as Managing Director in 2010 and in 2020 she took over leadership of Lexington and the Elior City B&I Business.

She plays a central role in embedding core values and influencing and driving business strategy. With a strong background in sales and operational management spanning almost twenty years, Julia is responsible for leading sales and operations and driving growth across London and the South East.

Prior to Lexington, Julia worked for Compass Group for five years as Business Development Manager for operating companies Restaurant Associates and Baxter and Platts.

Julia says, “The best part of my job is definitely the people – from our clients to the Lexy team, it’s wonderful to work with such inspiring people.”

Rob Kirby, Chef Director
Rob Kirby, Chef Director

With over 30 years of cooking experience, having worked in the finest hotels and restaurants in the UK and abroad, Rob ensures that great food remains at the very heart of Lexington. He works with the Lexy team to deliver fresh, simple, seasonal and tasty well-sourced dishes.

Winner of the first 2013 Foodservice Catey’s for ‘Chef of the Year’, Rob regularly appears on BBC television and radio showing the nation how to cook. He is also an award-winning author of ‘Cook with Kids’ and ‘The Family Kitchen’ and shared the royalties with The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street.

He believes food can bring lots of fun and enjoyment to people and works with schools to inspire young people to spend more time in the kitchen. In 2011, he partnered with the University of West London and Springboard UK, to design a two year Lexington apprenticeship programme, Lex School of Talent.

Katharine Lewis, Director
Katharine Lewis, Director

Katharine is one of the co-founders of Lexington. She plays a key role in leading our approach to talent management creating a great place to work, where people can achieve their potential. Katharine leads our graduate programme and promotes our involvement with Springboard.

Katharine has over 20 years’ experience working with high profile clients, she also provides senior direction within operations working closely with our team and our clients to deliver delicious food and great service to our customers.

While at High Table Katharine also gained a ‘Caterer’ Acorn Award and now champions our rising stars at Lexington to follow in her footsteps.

Rachel Lindner, Director
Rachel Lindner, Director

Rachel is one of the co-founders of Lexington and is responsible for Operations and CSR activities. She has worked in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years, with a background in running commercial hotels and restaurants.

Rachel has directed small and large teams across a broad range of catering and front of house services for prestigious head quarter business & industry and commercial contracts.

She plays a pivotal role in the strategic development and innovation within Lexington, and spearheaded the development and launch of LRS.