Clare Booth – The Tea Room Manager
I have worked in the Hospitality and Leisure industry for 30 years in various guises catering for private and corporate events, working in contract catering, in higher education and most recently at Chester Zoo as Food and Beverage Operations Manager. I love getting to know my guests and going above and beyond to exceed their expectations and helping to create amazing memories. I am an avid reader in my spare time, enjoy baking and trying out new recipes for my daughter who is vegan and my husband who is vegetarian. I also volunteer and help out various sled dog rescues by carrying out dog assessments, home checks and supporting fund raising events. I have two amazing rescue pups – Magic who is a Siberian Husky and a real mummy’s boy and Mischief, an Alaskan Malamute. I also enjoy horse riding, having ridden since I was 8 years old and have recently had to say my sad goodbyes to my Princess Pony Frejya. Family is very important to me, I love spending time with my niece who will be 3 in October (I’m the favourite auntie of course) and it’s amazing having my daughter at home after her being away at University for the last three years. I am very much looking forward to joining the Friends of Victoria Park Stretford family for the next chapter in my life.
Megan Spurrett – Assistant Manager
I’ve worked in the catering industry for over ten years; working my way from kitchen preparation to coffee and eventually to events and cafe management. I have specific, extensive experience in speciality coffee and have also been employed as a catering events manager and organiser for the Whitworth Art Gallery. In my spare time I try to see as much of the world as possible and have been lucky enough to travel to most of Europe and most recently have returned from a trip to Australia. I’m really looking forward to sticking around this time though and getting our new cafe up and running!