Julian Metcalfe is the co-founder of Pret A Manger and founder of itsu and Metcalfe’s Food Company.
Pret A Manger has over 400 shops worldwide operating in New York, Boston, Chicago, Paris, Hong Kong and the UK. Julian opened the first Pret in Victoria in central London in 1986.
itsu, founded in 1999, has paved the way for light, healthy Asian inspired food on the go. Julian’s goal is for itsu to be the first truly healthy, fast food concept making delicious light food on site and providing a contemporary, attractive ambience for customers.
Julian started Metcalfe’s Food Company in 2009 initially to make popcorn to sell to itsu and Pret. Metcalfe’s Food Company is more than just a popcorn company and has two brands (itsu [grocery] and Metcalfe’s skinny).
Julian lives in London with his wife Brooke and 7 children.
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