Museum Catering Consultants
Catering service operational review
visitor attraction catering consultant
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Catering consultancy visitor centre

For over 25 years we have been acting as catering consultants providing a catering advisory service to a range of clients. Our focus is on catering operations which are developed within visitor attractions including museums and heritage centre.   Often catering at museums and heritage experience is a key revenue generator, although margins are being squeezed, and helps to meet the expectations of visitors.

Working as museum and hertiage centre catering consultants our core catering consultancy services relate to:

  • Operational reviews of existing cafes and catering outlets
  • Museum and heritage centre catering feasibility studies and business planning
  • Wider market and economic research
  • Primary customer research
  • Benchmarking
  • Staffing models
  • Delivery models
  • Architectural and interior design (with an associate)

What makes our catering advice slightly different to other catering consultants?

Our operations team has been investing in, developing and managing cafes and restaurants for over 25 years. These are parts of wider visitor experience businesses which they manage.  They currently operate a number of catering outlets which cater for general visitors through to large functions, weddings, events (4,000 plus people) and corporate team days.

CONKERS Discovery Centre, Leicestershire

  • Olive Tree Restaurant
  • Gallery Coffee Shop
  • P’s Place
  • Weddings and functions catering
  • Large-scale events catering service
  • Four kiosks

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Kent

  • Dotty’s Tearoom
  • Outlet catering in the Play Barn

Cotswolds Country Park and Beach

  • Waterside cafe
  • Kiosk

Royal Esplanade Hotel, Isle of Wight

  • Harry’s Bar and Brasserie
  • Esplanade Restaurant
  • Coffee lounge

National Brewery Centre – from 2010 to 2022 (formerly the Bass Museum), Staffordshire

  • Brewery Tap Restaurant
  • Brewery Tap Bar
  • Weddings and functions catering

For our clients this means that our museum and heritage  catering consultancy advice is based upon direct operational experience, we have an Operations Director and a team of chefs we work closely with when advising on the development of catering services.

We have advised on catering options at the Novium Museum, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Parc Howard Museum, Brockholes Nature Centre, Attenborough Nature Centre and the National Forest Visitor Centre.

If you would like to find out more about our catering projects please call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email Return to our our main catering consultancy projects page.