Marriot Hotels ( Bankside Hotel )
Taking over from an existing London F&B external consultant, Bankside engaged Seasoned Consultancy for a six-week period to design, deliver and enable a large brigade in offering a range of new menus. From café and staff catering to restaurant breakfast, lunch, dinner and banqueting menus, Seasoned worked collaboratively with Bankside’s general manager to craft, test and coach a fantastic team in the delivery of a unique Euro-Antipodean menu. With all onboard, the concept and individual dishes were then presented formally to the group’s operations executive for final sign off.
During the process, Seasoned recruited new executive head chef to lead and complement the team, supported marketing in building a strong social media presence and renegotiated suppliers and pricing to improve food margin by over 2.5- 4%.
Based on recruitment and efficiency savings gained in the first 6 months alone, the nett cost to Bankside of working with Seasoned Consultancy was mostly redeemed.
Engagement period August 2019 – Jan 2020
The Bankside Hotel
Ministry of Sound Office
Spaces ( shared office space )
Seasoned Consultancy successfully designed and implemented a grab and go concept for a shared office space, aiming to offer a diverse range of healthy hot and cold food items, including vegetarian and vegan options, at prices ranging from £1 to £10. The project involved streamlining the kitchen team from 8 to 3 members and providing training, developing a comprehensive menu with attractive packaging and costings, and enhancing the business model for profitability. As a result, the grab and go concept received positive feedback from customers, leading to increased profits and a healthy food cost margin. Seasoned Consultancy continues to provide ongoing mentoring and support, ensuring the sustained success of the project. The entire project was completed over a period of 7 months, with consultants working 2-3 days a week.
Ministry Of Sound
Eastern Mediterranean University - Cyprus
For the past 6 years, Seasoned Consultancy has developed a strong partnership with this college, offering a comprehensive week-long teaching course for approximately 20 students. The course includes written exams and qualification certificates to assess the students' learning. Those who excel are given the opportunity to travel to the UK and secure placements with Seasoned Consultancy's clients, resulting in several successful young chefs flourishing in London. In total, Seasoned Consultancy has facilitated over 12 students' journeys to the UK, providing them with invaluable experience and opening doors to successful culinary careers.
The Jugged Hare is one of London's most prestigious and well known game restaurants. It was voted in the UK's best restaurants known for its large selection of game, great meat selections and local Billingsgate fish specials. This game this restaurant really hits the spot for full on flavours and an array of taxidermy .
I returned to the jugged hare to conceptualise a full scale relaunch of all the menus and game concepts of the restaurant.
It consisted of a full menu launch with costings, tastings, menu training and allergy charts. Working closely with management on all aspects of the food and photography this truly was a pleasure to return to and work with such passionate restauranteurs. Ongoing contract still in progress whenever any assistance is needed.
The Jugged Hare
The Jugged Hare
The Jugged Hare
ISeasoned Consultancy was contracted by the Good Food Society to oversee its restaurant, Hovarda, located in central Soho. The primary objective of the project was to establish a structured accounting system for the business and implement cost-saving initiatives concerning supplier expenses for both food and disposables. Additionally, Seasoned Consultancy was tasked with menu development, which involved a comprehensive a la carte overhaul, including specification and costing for the client. The project spanned over 18 months, with consultants working between 1 to 3 days a week based on the project's requirements.