Hannah Bass, a former director of Richard Caring's Grillshack and Jackson + Rye brands, has joined department store group Selfridges as its director of restaurants.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Bass will be responsible for the Selfridges ‘own operated' restaurants, restaurant partnerships (concessions and pop ups) and restaurant events at all four of its stores.
She has strong operational experience within the restaurant industry, having previously worked as operations director UK at Hakkasan, and as operations director of pub/restaurant group ETM before that.
Meanwhile, Nathan Herrmann has been appointed as Selfridges food and restaurants director, from his previous role as director of business planning, which he took up at the retailer last year.
Herrmann was previously a consultant at McKinsey where his clients were major FMCG international retailers.
Selfridges' London store alone currently plays host to 14 restaurants, cafes, and pop-ups including Des McDonald's ‘On the Roof with Q' and Hix restaurant, Champagne and caviar bar.