A former executive chef in commercial catering, he went into hospitality education and became an assistant principal at the City of Liverpool College.
Mounfield (pictured) was recognised by the Master Chefs of Great Britain and has worked in various locations including Malibu, Chicago and Prague supporting the development of those wanting to learn about food, cookery and the industry.
He has also consulted for large companies on kitchen design, work flow and menu design and worked with Cambridge University to reduce food costs at one of its largest colleges.
Following a period in Cumbria, where he was credited with being the creator of the Lakes Hotel School, Mounfield moved back to his home town of Runcorn in 2012 to continue his work in hospitality education.
During this time he developed L20 Hotel School, a concept that saw the industry’s elite working alongside those studying food and food service, then moved on to work at the City of Liverpool College as an assistant principal and looked after Visitor Economy.
Mike’s new role with Signature Living will see him oversee the group’s food operation in Cardiff, Liverpool and Preston, and as other locations open, he will add these to his responsibilities.
“It only felt like a matter of time before I joined Signature Living,” he said. “Working closely with the owners Katie and Lawrence and Managing Director David Hughes over recent years has made joining the company an easy decision.
“The role I have is not only exciting but very varied and every day feels like a new project is generated.”