Female team to take over Lovage for International Women’s Day

Lovage at St George’s Terrace, Jesmond will enjoy a change of ownership on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Paulina Gorczewska

Co-owner and head chef Kleo Tabaku will be handing over the reins to sous chef Paulina Gorczewska, while he spends the day at Lovage’s sister restaurant, Osters, in Gosforth.

All the front-of-house team and kitchen brigade will be women, mixing up the staff between the two restaurants for the day.

“We wanted to do something meaningful for International Women’s Day and show how important the women are that work at both of our restaurants,” said Kleo. “For so long the industry has had this image of being male dominated, with lots of shouting and swearing and where there weren’t many women in the kitchen. That’s all changed and we are delighted to have such a fantastic team of creative and dedicated women who all love what they do. Everyone is very excited about Friday and being part of International Women’s Day.”

Paulina will be running the kitchen, while front-of-house will be led by Kleo’s partner, Lisa Hide.

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