I have worked with Derek over the last 6 years and found him instrumental in supporting us as a consultant in a executive chef role and photographer.

His knowledge of kitchen management and photography is something I’ve sought and he excels at being able to coach and articulate at all levels with a simple, clear and consistent style of communication.

He has without doubt been a major part of the team who have contributed in turning this loss making part of the business into a £1M contribution in 4 years.


Food Consultancy

In addition to being a food and drink photographer, we also help people take their businesses to the next level with our food and drink photography and consulting services.

Whilst I was a London based Executive Chef for more than 15 years, my role was also combined as a front of house and events manager. I’ve managed teams of over 100 staff, run events up to 8000 guests and managed all manner of events such as fireworks, boxing, strictly come dancing, corporate, weddings and formal events.

I’ve had the honor of working with some huge companies, including Coca Cola and L’Oreal , Fosters and David Attenborough.

Services that I can offer a prospective client include –

  • Menu / dish development

  • Menu costings and Gp calculations

  • Dish specifications cards with photos

  • Procurement advice and tendering of supplier contracts

  • Staff training

  • Kitchen management programme creation to produce stocks, recipe costings & Gp’s

  • Kitchen design planning and commission of equipment

  • HACCP manual creation and training

  • Kitchen hygiene compliance

  • Website creation

  • Swot analysis

  • Staff inductions

  • Event management

Examples of recent projects completed

  • Recipe development, business and strategic support plus food photography for new meal kit start up in Auckland

  • General consultancy for most of my services offered for Auckland based gourmet home meal delivery service

  • Providing menus, procurement, recipe development, allergens and full HACCP plan remotely for new leisure business based in Bluewater, Europes busiest shopping centre

  • Consulting for a UK national leisure operator with over 25 sites turning loss making business into £1,000,000 profit within four years. Supplied menus, costings, procurement, head chef training and food photography

  • Artisan cafe opening in Auckland CBD consulting on menu development, procurement, costing and staff training

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