We thought we’d write a few blog posts that would help you get to know our team a bit better. Today it’s David, our co-founder and Managing Director. 

A chef by trade, David completed his apprenticeship at Bournemouth Chef School, before spells at Michelin-starred restaurants including The Greenhouse in Mayfair, One Lombard Street in the city, and Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant in Royal Hospital Road. This was followed by some time working in top restaurants in Courchevel in the French Alps, where he was able to combine two loves – cooking and skiing!

A few years later, after owning his own high end events company, the decision was made to launch The Tipsy Food Company. As well as bringing all of his food knowledge to the project, David is the tech-savvy one in the office, so he took responsibility for the website and all of our back of house systems – the boring bit, as he likes to remind us! Thankfully the team has expanded since, so he’s back in the kitchen, distillery, and in meetings with bars and restaurants all over the country. 

Outside of work, David loves spending time with his wife Alice and their two children. He’s also currently training for a half Ironman, which has ruled him out of a few of our less healthy lunches in the office! 


Quickfire Questions

Favourite Tipsy drink? Our sloe gin!

Cocktail of choice? Definitely our citrus sloe, with sloe gin and lemon sherbert. 

Ideal day off? Anything that involves a golf course!

Most recognisable feature? My purple chinos, according to the team.

How would the team say about you? I dread to think!

Where can I find the bottles?


When we launched The Tipsy Food Company we were keen that it would give something back. We were thinking of ways we could do something meaningful and we were thinking about like minded charities, given we are all about liquid it seemed sensible to think about water. We are delighted to have partnered with Dig Deep, we are in awe of the work they do and really pleased that we can play our part.

By buying just one bottle of gin, you can provide a clean water tap to a school. For a child, this could mean the difference between dropping out of primary school and completing their full education.

Ben Skelton, CEO of Dig Deep

Dig Deep

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