Aroma board of trustees

As of 2020, Aroma appointed a team of trustees to run and oversee the foundation. 

Each trustee has a specific role and responsibility within the charity, and all work together to make Aroma as successful as possible. 

In accordance with our constitution, trustees are in position for one year. After their year of service, they can re-apply for their role, apply for a different role, or stand down. Our annual general meeting is the time for trustees to be put into place, and if you would like to apply, you will need to make a movement at our next AGM.

Next AGM - May 2021

Registered Charity Number: 1191099

Meet The Trustees

Nick Hall



Nick Hall

Founder of Aroma in 2016.

"I began my cooking journey at a very young age, in fact possibly before I cold even properly stand! My Grandma taught me how to cook and bake, and it was her lessons which inspired and pushed me to love food, and cherish being able to cook for others."


Best food experience: Eating at L'Enclume.

Favourite dish to cook:

Aroma's 'garden salad'.

Favourite cook book:

'Simon Rogan' and 'Nopi'

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Michael Knott

Trustee for 2020-2021

"I love to travel, and whether it’s a baroque Italian Piazza or a humid market in SE Asia, what really draws me is to explore the great food and drink. A dream of mine is to try and capture these experiences and bring them home to Cumbria."


Favourite recipe to cook: 

Penang Curry served with Sticky Rice, Friends and Beers




Karis Gardiner

Trustee for 2020-2021

Favourite chef: Gino D'Acampo 

-Favourite cuisine: Italian 

Favourite restaurant:

Oscar's at Abbey House 


Fundraising Officer


Hollie McIntyre

Trustee for 2020-2021

"Living in The lake district is a food lover's dream with rich and diverse produce right on our doorstep. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming the next generation of chefs to begin their culinary adventure!"

Favourite recipe: Classic gnocchi pomodoro // Rocket salad with fig, parma ham and gorgonzola.


Favourite food experience: Exploring the food night markets in South East Asia.


Favourite restaurant: L'al Churrasco in Ulverston


Website & Marketing Officer


Joanne Gardiner

Trustee for 2020-2021

Favourite chef:

Simon Rogan

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The Role of the Trustees

Develop and Improve

Award winning Aroma Catering

We work hard to ensure we constantly meet our purposes and aims, and in doing so, can help more and more people. We develop our tech which means more exciting events. This is why we are now an award winning group.

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The more raised, the more to give away!

Raising funds allows us to meet our purpose - helping support the next generation of chefs! Through our events and other fundraising methods, we can provide invaluable sources of support to everyone.

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We never reuse our menus!

The main bulk of our funding comes from the events we run. We adapt our menus for where we are and constantly try to create new and exciting dishes and flavours. The trustees will work to create more exciting events.



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Web/Marketing Officer

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Fundraising Officer

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