Our Story

Plates was born from a lifelong fascination with food, a deep appreciation of nature, flavour and a passion for sustainable craft.

Siblings Kirk and Keeley Haworth combined these things to create something new in hospitality that shows a wider audience how versatile food can be, both on and off the plate.

Plates dinner table
Keeley and Kirk Haworth
Kirk Haworth Chef and Plates Co-foudner

Kirk Haworth

Chef Co-founder

Inspired by his very personal journey in food and galvanised by his pursuit back to health, Kirk Haworth leads the kitchen with unparalleled passion and vision for a more balanced food landscape.

After winning the North West Young Chef of the Year award at 17, Kirk went on to work under the world’s top chefs at The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains, The Square, The Quay and Northcote, perfecting his craft in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world for almost two decades. In 2016, a diagnosis with Lyme Disease led him to overhaul his lifestyle and explore a plant-based diet in pursuit of health. His unique perspective also nurtures a thoughtful working environment for his team that focuses on balance and well-being, without compromising on taste or creativity. Taking all that nature has to offer, he delivers modern British food focussed on creating with ingredients from the earth and a high-end execution.

With a focus on sustainability for people and the planet, Kirk has become a leading figure in British plant-based cookery with a vision for revolutionising the genre. He is spearheading a mission to improve chef’s wellness in the wider industry, as well as connecting people globally back to nature through the power of food.

“Sustainability is not just about the earth, the food or the ingredients - it’s about people, and creating a world that’s sustainable for all of us to flourish together.”

Keeley Haworth – Plates Co-founder and Managing Director

Keeley Haworth

Co-founder & Managing director

Raised in a family of chefs, Keeley has long combined her innate food and drink passions and beliefs on sustainability with her career in creative for global brands.

After working in nutrition and marketing for one of the world’s leading sustainable food service operations, Keeley went on to start brand agency, Studio La Plage. Five years later, Plates forms an ideal platform to combine her passion for helping people to eat more plants, with creativity, health and sustainability.

She curates and oversees all creative projects at Plates, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with food and drink to educate a global audience and create meaningful brand collaborations.

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