The Dream Team

We might have started on this journey as just the two of us, but we have picked up some awesome people on the way…


Michael 'Mini' is a local lad living in New Milton, he has a wealth of experience working in hotels across the new forest including working as senior sous chef at Careys Manor when they held 3 rosettes, Head chef at the Cliffhouse in Barton on Sea and most recently helping to set up and launch The Lighthouse in Milford ⁠

When not at work Michael likes to spend time walking his dog, riding his bike around the roads of the new forest and supporting Manchester United.


Scott is another local lad from New Milton now living in Brockenhurst. Scott has had a stellar career working in Michelin star restaurant around the country and winning 3 rosettes as head pastry chef on the Isle of Wight. Out of the kitchen Scott can be found wondering around the New Forest, playing retro video games or sat by the river with his fishing rod in hand


Rob is from a little further afield in Southbourne and worked with Matt in Bournemouth. Rob has been helping us out since the beginning at events and New Milton Rugby Club. Out of work you will find Rob watching, coaching or playing cricket for either Dorset or Bournemouth.


SO41 Catering is a family business, owned and run by Matt & Lisa with the help of the little fellas Jack, Callum and Rolo.

Matt and Lisa are the owners of SO41 Catering, with a combined 35 years experienced in the hospitality sector.


Matt is the man behind the stove, working in kitchens since the age of 14 starting of as a pot wash and working his way up. Matt has a wealth of experience starting in hotels before working at major sporting events around the country before heading up the kitchen at JP Morgan in Bournemouth. When not working you can find Matt on the golf course trying to find his ball, playing rugby or watching the kids play sport.


Lisa is the face of the company, she to started washing pots before a career in hotel reception lead to her becoming head receptionist, helping out front of house and working in sales before the kids came along. When not in the office you will find Lisa walking Rolo, watching the boys play sport or on the yoga mat.


Jack aged 13 is chief taster, Lisa’s extra pair of hands and occasional pot wash. When not helping mum and dad out Jack is most happy on the rugby pitch playing for New Milton in the winter or playing cricket for Bashley in the summer. Jack is a fan of Wasps rugby club, playing on his Xbox and watching sport on the TV.


Callum aged 9 is the creative director. When not dreaming up new ideas for SO41 he to can be found playing rugby for New Milton in the winter or playing cricket for Bashley in the summer. Callum loves animals, drawing and playing with Lego.


Rolo aged 2 (older in dog years) is the youngest member and mascot of the SO41 team!!

Rolo loves nothing better than long runs in the New Forest and being fussed over.

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