OUR TEAM

A family from across the World

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KADIR DONMEZ

Managing Director

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MILKA CHERKEZOVA

Floor Supervisor

One of the first members of the team at Noya, supporting us through steady growth over the years as a proud member of the serving team. Now leading her own team of servers and bartenders in Upton Village.

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HOLLY LYAS

Managing Director

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ZAHIDE CHERKEZOVA

Head Chef

A critical member over the team since day one, helping to develop our menus over the years with traditional dishes from her home town.

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BABA 'GRILL' DONMEZ

Grill Chef

Handles the heat from our real charcoal grill like a pro. Hailing from Turkey, Baba brings his top secret marinades to make the perfect kebab every time.

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SIDIKA CHERKEZOVA

Sous Chef

Joining her sister in law a few years after, Sidika supports and trains the kitchen team, bringing you true family cooking brought through generations.

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SARAH DODDS

NEW! Server

A new addition to the team, with over 20 years experience in hospitality, she knows how to achieve guest satisfaction every time, watch this space for her progression with us.

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TASHAR NDLOVU

Head Server

With a sharp eye for detail and organisation skills to envy, Tashar helps lead the service team to success, allowing nothing less than perfection.

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CHANTELLE HOLSGROVE

Server

Starting out her work life at Noya, Chantelle is now a key member of the front of house team, bringing her bubbly personality to each guest she encounters.

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ELLIS ENNION

Bartender

Knows her cocktails like the back of her hand and can free pour to the millilitre. Her accuracy and speed will have you sampling the whole menu.

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ROSIE ROBINSON

NEW! Bartender

Another recent addition to the team, Rosie is starting out in her bartending career, with a work ethic that will not hold her back.

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EWAN KENNEY

Bartender

A guy with a serious knack for mixology, Ewan is always crafting & creating new ideas for the menu to be sampled by the team, some more potent than others...

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