Nicola Gartenberg, previously operations director, has been promoted to executive director of Adam Handling Restaurant Group and appointed to the board.
Gartenberg joined the group four years ago, overseeing the openings of most of the portfolio, and has been instrumental in helping the company pivot to a home delivery option, Hame, during lockdown.
She also won a coveted Acorn Award last year, which are presented by The Caterer each year to 30 promising leaders in the industry under the age of 30.
Adam Handling said: "We have an exciting rollout plan for the group, triggered by the success of Hame, which is going to be steered by Nicola in her new role. And while I'm still very much involved in the overall development of the group, as its owner, lockdown has helped me to realise how much I've missed being in the kitchen. I'm going to be spending more time in Frog by Adam Handling, and am determined not to miss out on a Michelin star in 2022.
"Nicola brings an abundance of professionalism and determination, and everyone at AHRG congratulates Nicola for her outstanding dedication to the success of the group."