how I can help you



My extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry has been gathered over 45 years as a practitioner in the UK restaurant world:

  • chef- owner, Ransome’s Dock Restaurant, Battersea
  • chef-partner at L’Escargot, Soho with Nicholas Lander
  • head chef for opening of Le Caprice with Corbin & King
  • head chef, The English House, Chelsea
  • academician-mentor, Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
  • senior wine judge, Decanter World Wine Awards, Imbibe Sommelier Wine Awards

The diverse knowledge I gained as an independent owner-operator for over 21 years allows me to work in all aspects of restaurant operation, often combining wine and food to good advantage for my clients.

I established my independent consultancy in 2013 to share my experience with others, from fledgling restaurateurs to those needing guidance in an existing enterprise.

From negotiating a lease to recruitment and retention of staff,  from seeking out key food suppliers and selecting the right wines,  I can help you survive the ups and downs of establishing a business, helping to realise your vision in look, sound and feel.

  • Menu development
  • Wine list -giving you a unique selection to complement  your food
  • Purchasing and provenance
  • Sales and profitability – your bottom line
  • Human resources – working with your team
  • Marketing