Mel may only be pint-sized but she brings energy and enthusiasm by the barrel-load. Her career in hospitality began as a happy accident after realising studying fashion design was distinctly not for her. Picking up a waitressing job in a local brasserie, her natural hosting abilities shone through and she swiftly took the helm as restaurant manager. Five years later, she took the move to pubs and has now joined team Cleaver as General Manager. In her spare time she’ll be hitting the gym, taking in the Bedfordshire countryside with her beautiful pooch, Pedro, and then making up for calories burnt in pizza.