Independent professional consultants specialising in working with independent restaurants, pubs and catering businesses to prosper. Our ability is to listen and give good council, working with and never for.

The Mendip Inn

A well run, busy, country pub in the Mendips. Specific problems required in depth analysis and documented reporting...

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The Old Meeting House is a grade 2* listed building in the heart of Bristol. It dates from 1788 and is truly beautiful. What to do with 6300 sq ft...

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A large start up in the Uplands area of Swansea. A wood fired oven and lots of enthusiasm were needed to get this project off the ground...

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Chance & Counters

A novel and successful board game cafe enterprise from three talented people. 
A start up where Kitchen Shrink designed, built and trained everything kitchen related.

Start Up

Berwick Lodge

A beautiful boutique hotel, hidden away on the outskirts of Bristol. Kitchen Shrinks role
was to assess and mentor a new head chef in his first three months at the helm. Working closely with Sarah, the fabulous proprietor, all was accomplished.


Chefs on trial

As the business consultant for the series, we evaluated a boozer in the forest of Dean, 
researched specific criteria and produced insights of the industry for the producer and
 director to aid in the production.


The Litton

The Shrinks role was multi-fold in this start up country pub with rooms. All culinary aspects including kitchen design, staffing, training, menus and support for the proprietor.

Start Up


A family owned restaurant that has a very good reputation since 1980. Daniel is very passionate and needed to get to grips with running the business since it passed to him. This included bringing in a new chef with new ideas, which meant change. We guided him through the processes and supported him with difficult decisions.


Greens' dining room

… "the understated and welcoming interior… …is mirrored by the food, Bristols best loved neighbourhood restaurant, it’s always a delight" - The Good Food Guide

Our ol' gaff

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." - Julia Child