Martyn Lee

Martyn Lee


Martyn Lee was appointed Executive Chef at Waitrose in 2020. He heads up a team of development chefs based at the Waitrose Food Innovation Studio at the retailer’s Bracknell Headquarters, and is responsible for developing Waitrose’s successful own brand ranges, which include Waitrose & Partners No.1 Waitrose and Cooks’ Ingredients and Christmas ranges.

Prior to this Martyn held senior product development roles with a number of major food manufacturers and retailers, playing a critical role in bringing food trends to life while supporting each business to deliver product innovation.

Reversing Our Reliance on Ultra Processed Foods: How has our Food System Led us to Rely on UPFs & What Can we do to Change This?

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Come to this session hungry for a return to real food! Mallika Basu, food writer, culture commentator and host of the Good Food (formerly BBC Good Food) podcast will lead a lively debate on what led to the high proportion of UPFs in our diet. The panel will be talking about those subverting the system, […]