Vicky Portinari

Vicky Portinari

Head of Catering

Vicky studied at Westminster College where she spent her year in industry at the Royal Westminster Thistle Hotel. Following this, she went on to work for Charters managing many prestigious events attended by Royalty and VIP's. She moved to the Inner Temple in October 1993.

"I believe each client deserves the same high level of service and attention to detail. This ultimately ensures customer satisfaction and gives us a sense of achievement."
Manish Shah

Manish Shah

Deputy Head of Catering

Manish joins us from the prestigious 30 Pavilion Road where he was General Manager. Manish was previously the General Manager at London Transport Museum and Hospitality manager at Allen and Overy. Manish is passionate about travel, motorbikes and fine food.

"Attention to detail is the key as people remember the service a lot longer than they remember the price"
Martin Cheeseman

Martin Cheesman

Head Chef

Martin's career history includes working for Royalty and Prime Ministers and also spending 6 years as Robert Maxwell's personal chef travelling around the world.

"The key to maintaining high standards in banqueting is keeping it simple which applies to catering for both small dinners and larger functions."
Niamh McCarthy

Niamh McCarthy

Sales and Events Coordinator

Niamh joins the Inner Temple from Hilton DoubleTree in Holborn. Niamh studied at Shannon College of Hotel Management where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management and Business. Niamh is passionate about languages and did a year's internship a Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Frankfurt.

"I believe exceptional customer service is key. It is at the heart of everything we do and the essence of events and hospitality."
Lorna Pay

Lorna Pay

Office and Events Coordinator

Lorna has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Event Management from Canterbury Christ Church University. Lorna has gained a great deal of administration and organisation experience from her previous roles in a Project Management company and events agency. Lorna helps manage the Inns internal events and the Overnight Accommodation bookings.

"I believe laughter is the brightest, where food is the best"


For all banqueting enquiries, please contact one of the catering team on 020 7797 8230 or email us at or fill out our enquiry form below.

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Catering Department, Crown Office Row, London EC4Y 7HL. Find a map here.

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