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Sylvia Anderson is the inspirational driving force behind Anderson Food Hygiene Limited which was born out of her own desire to ‘deliver training better’ to the hospitality and catering industry.
- Winner ‘BEST TRAINER IN THE UK’ for Sylvia Anderson our Managing Director, 9th Annual SOFHT Awards 2013 (The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology)
- Finalist ‘COMPANY OF THE YEAR IN THE UK’ 9th Annual SOFHT Awards 2013
(The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology) (Winner 2012 & 2011)
- Finalist ‘BEST TRAINING COMPANY IN THE UK’, 9th Annual SOFHT Awards 2013
(The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology) (Winner 2012, 2011 and Finalist 2010)
With over 25 years practical experience within the industry, Sylvia and her team, bring to life the subject of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety and have achieved exceptional professional qualifications in their field.
Sylvia is a qualified chef and has achieved a HND in Hospitality Management, a Level 4 in Food Safety and Health & Safety, BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management, Post Graduate Degree in Health and Safety Management and a Post Graduate Degree in CIPD – Certificate in Personnel Development.
Sylvia started her career as a commis chef and has worked through the kitchen brigade up to head chef level. After University she started working front of house as a waitress and progressed up to food & beverage management then into HR training and development and finally to food safety and health & safety training, auditing and consultancy.
Sylvia has worked with many internationally renowned companies during her career including, but not limited to, The Grosvenor House Hotel, Marriott Hotels, P & O Cruise Liners, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Euro Disney Paris, Haagen Dazs, TGI Fridays UK, Taj Resorts & Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels, GlaxoSmithKline, LSG Sky Chefs, ITV and Channel 4 Television. Additionally she has catered for special events throughout the UK including Buckingham Palace, Royal Ascot, Kempton Park, Sandown Race Course and Henley Regatta.
One of Sylvia’s more notable consultancy roles was working with ITV as their Food Hygiene Expert on a television series called ‘Dishing the Dirt’. The programme required Sylvia to work undercover in the Dominican Republic where she investigated one of the worst cases of food poisoning in recent times involving a thousand affected hotel guests suffering from salmonella, e-coli, campylobacter and shigella.
As part of our consultancy service, Anderson Food Hygiene is often asked to contribute to food-related magazines; take part in TV programmes and be involved in large PR campaigns.
Sylvia is a Food Hygiene expert for ‘ITV and Channel Four’.
Most recently Sylvia was invited to be the Guest Speaker at the famous Guardian Masterclasses a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world’s most forward-thinking media organisations.
To find a trainer with authenticity, genuine passion for the topic and who is able to relate the theory to real practical examples is so important. I had confidence that Sylvia would be able to handle our learners and had the background expertise to create a culture of respect in our training room.
The team all commented on the ease with which the training flowed and enjoyed the variety of approaches Silvia adopts. The entire syllabus was tackled, but this is not ‘text book’ training; we applied the topics to our environment and explored how the subjects would impact our workplace directly. This really helped to embed the learning and resonated with the team in a positive way.
Sylvia initially worked with us in an auditing capacity, and assisted with some remedial training for us back in December 2012. Sylvia is now the trainer we go to for all our Level 3 Food Safety Training and would recommend Anderson Food Hygiene to other 5 star hoteliers and rosette restaurateurs. Their track record is exemplary and based on our working relationship I understand why that is the case. Lisa Dearing