Matthew Fort, the food writer, critic and judge on BBC2’s Great British Menu, has been appointed the first ever food curator at St Pancras International.
The new position, which was created especially for Fort, will see him work closely with St Pancras International’s owners HS1 to continue expanding the food and drink offering at the station.
Fort, who is currently travelling throughout the Italian islands looking out for new ingredients and dishes, said: “For me there is no better way to start a journey than sipping on a coffee with a sandwich or a delicious slice of cake while watching people walk by.
“Train travel is one of the most romantic ways of seeing the world and with its amazing Barlow Shed Roof, St Pancras International has to be one of the most visually stunning stations in the world.”
There are currently 24 food retailers operating within the station offering a wide range of food and beverages.
Wendy Spinks, commercial director at HS1, said the company is always looking for new and exciting ways to ensure its retail offering continues to exceed consumers’ expectations.
“Matthew brings over 20 years of culinary knowledge to the station both from a consumer and business point of view. His expertise and passion will provide valuable support so we are delighted to welcome him on board,” she said.