Hospitality, Events & Kitchen


Kathy Cousins
Kathy Cousins

Hospitality Manager

kathy.cousins@missendenabbey.ltd.uk  •  01494 866811 – Option 4


I am the longest standing staff member at Missenden Abbey, having worked here since 1990. As the Hospitality Manager I am responsible for the day to day operations of the Hospitality department including the bar, restaurant and social events. I also act as a wedding coordinator alongside the events team. My favourite thing about Missenden Abbey are the challenges that have taken place in the past and inevitably will do so in the future within the industry. There are no two months the same, this keeps the job interesting and keeps my passion alight.

Fun Fact: At meetings I am known for extending an already long meeting by that “Just one more thing” to add – amongst groans from the team. In fact I have won an award for just that.

Laura Young

Wedding & Events Manager

laura.young@missendenabbey.ltd.uk  •  01494 866811 – Option 3


I have worked at Missenden Abbey for over 5 years. My favourite thing about Missenden Abbey is the history, if the walls could talk I would love to listen to their stories of this place!

Fun Fact: I loved Sabrina the teenage witch so much growing up that I wanted to be her, I had all of the merchandise and seasons on DVD. I even asked my hairdresser for the same short haircut, which was a huge mistake as I looked more like a page boy with a bad blow dry! You live and learn!

Philip Child
Philip Child

Head Chef

philip.child@missendenabbey.ltd.uk  •  01494 866811 – Option 4