Catering Consultancy -  Services and Solutions

Turpin Smale Catering Consultancy has been established for over 26 years, and working as catering consultants we see a range of catering & hospitality operations, which continually informs our work and advice to clients.

Four good reasons to ask Turpin Smale to work as your catering consultant:

  • Recommendation - most of our work comes through personal recommendation.  We are proud of our client list and work hard to ensure this remains the case
  • Experience - we have worked in our industry in senior roles before moving to consultancy, and have the expertise and contacts to deliver comprehensive solutions
  • Start to Finish Accountability - we carry out the work personally with no juniors, and you will only deal with a Director and shareholder of the business
  • Integrity – we respect each client’s confidentiality and provide honest and straightforward advice, and are independent of any suppliers or contract caterers 

Our key strength lies in being able to connect strategic planning to operational methods that ensure successful delivery. We take time to understand our clients business. We work with them to find solutions that improve financial and operational performance, through strategy development, market tendering, concept development, audit reviews and market research. We work throughout the UK and Ireland.

Many clients require either a review of their existing operation, competitor benchmarking or a feasibility report on a new opportunities, sector or venue we have the expertise and proven delivery.

We are also experts in conference, events and sales and marketing improving operational efficiencies and driving new income. 

Consumer Insight

  • London Café / Street Food tours
  • Food and design trends application to new / existing operations
  • Café, restaurant and conference / event space development

Strategic Planning

  • Strategy development and review

  • Market entry

  • Feasibility studies & business plans

  • Purchasing policies & procedures


Market Testing & Outsourcing

  • Outsourcing strategy & methodology

  • Shortlisting relevant catering companies

  • Competitive tendering & dialogue

  • Contract management, monitoring & renegotiation


Operational Reviews

  • Quality performance audits

  • Business process reviews

  • Operational efficiency

  • Financial performance

  • Benchmarking