Former PizzaExpress delivery director Neil Lambert has departed dark kitchen operator Kitopi, MCA understands.

Lambert joined the Dubai-based start-up at the beginning of the year as it prepared to launch in the UK.

The “cloud based” food tech platform, which received £22.3m series A funding from UAE-based Crescent Enterprises, cooks food on behalf of brands from its high-tech delivery-only kitchens.

It is understood to have at least 10 operating in the UK.