Catering Operational & Organisational Review – CAST, Theatre, Doncaster

Catering Operational & Organisational Review – CAST, Theatre, Doncaster

 

Montfort Catering Consultants are delighted to be back working with CAST Theatre, Doncaster undertaking a Catering Operational & Organisational Review.

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Catering Operational & Financial Review – Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Catering Operational & Financial Review – Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company, performing in around 35 towns, cities and villages across Scotland every year as well as their mainstage venues Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh; Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; and Eden Court, Inverness.

Montfort Catering Consultants has been working with Scottish Opera, undertaking a review of their café, catering and bars at Theatre Royal, Glasgow to determine future potential food and beverage opportunities to be provided at the theatre. This has included undertaking a detailed environmental analysis, a review of the catering, determining future catering demand and financial potential along with developing concept options and recommendations.

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Theatre Café Expressions of Interest – Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre – Montfort Catering Consultancy

Theatre Café Expressions of Interest – Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre – Montfort Catering Consultancy

Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Trinity is a vibrant theatre and arts centre based in a striking 19th century designed Grade II* listed building.

Trinity Theatre & Arts CentreIt provides entertainment and education of the arts to the local area primarily through the genres of Theatre, Music, Dance, Comedy and Film.

We are inviting expressions of interest from innovative caterers, café and restaurant operators interested in working in partnership to provide café, bar and possibly some event services within Trinity Theatre.

For further detail including brief, please email our catering consultant, Paul Smith at Montfort Catering Consultants paul@montfortconsultants.com.

The deadline for initial expressions of interest is Friday 28th September 2018.

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Catering Tender – Ludlow Assembly Rooms – Montfort Catering Consultants

Catering Tender – Ludlow Assembly Rooms  Montfort Catering Consultants

Tender opportunity: Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms logoLudlow Assembly Rooms (LAR), an independent charity providing a mixed arts  programme and community centre for the population of Ludlow and surrounding areas, is embarking on a £2 million transformation project, which will include a new café bar.

LAR is inviting proposals from experienced caterers, café and restaurant operators interested in working in partnership to provide a café bar as well as some event services within the redeveloped building (due to reopen spring 2019).

To express an interest in this opportunity and receive further details including full brief and requirements, please contact Paul Smith at Montfort Catering Consultants: paul@montfortconsultants.com

The closing date for the return of tender proposals is Friday 5 October 2018.

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Catering Consultancy Tender Advice – Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Catering Consultancy Tender Advice – Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Montfort Catering Consultants have recently been providing catering consultancy support and advice for the recent café and events tender at Arnos Vale Cemetery, a national heritage site located in the heart of Bristol.

Arnos Vale Cemetery is located in the heart of Bristol and set within 45 acres of stunning green woodland ecosystem and a range of stunning venues. From the impressive Anglican Chapel to the Spielman Centre, with its fusion of elegant Victorian architecture and modern glass panelling, as well as the newly created Underwood Centre, licensed for weddings and events.

Across the venues and wider site Arnos Vale has a busy activities programme, attracting a wide range of visitors. Typical activities and events include fitness and dance classes, fairs and exhibitions, workshops, tours, theatre and music, talks, films and family activities.

As well as regularly hosting wedding ceremonies, partnerships and celebrations, Arnos Vale is also frequently used by businesses for meetings, training and conferences, welcoming both local and national companies into their recently restored Grade II listed venues.

As a popular community space they also host a range of music and theatrical performances, alongside private parties and public classes.

The Café is set within a stunning setting, situated in a beautiful glass pavilion adjacent to the Spielman Centre.

As catering consultants, our work on the catering tender included identifying suitable caterers, café, restaurant and event operators; developing both the Event & Café Brief and a commercially focused invitation to tender/ prospectus document; reviewing returned tender proposals and in conjunction with Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust interviewing shortlisted potential catering partners. Arnos Vale is delighted to have now selected a new catering partner to further develop the exciting opportunities across the venues and wider site.

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Ludlow Assembly Rooms – Concept Definition & Catering Tender

Ludlow Assembly Rooms – Concept Definition & Catering Tender

Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR) is an independent charity providing a mixed arts programme and community centre for the population of Ludlow and surrounding areas.

LAR opened its doors in May 1993 in the restored and updated buildings of the former Assembly Rooms, dating from 1840. Since then the programme has expanded beyond all expectations, and there is now a film or live event almost every night of the year. The building is very popular and well used, with an estimated footfall of 200,000 per year.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms is embarking on a £2 million transformation project. The planned refurbishment will transform the venue, including a new café bar, box office and visitor information centre, tiered seating in the auditorium (c. 300), a second screening room, and a flexible meeting/ rehearsal space. In addition, a new lift will make the building more accessible, with photovoltaics to the roof helping to reduce energy usage.

The reopening of the redeveloped building is programmed for spring 2019.

Ludlow Assembly RoomsMontfort Catering Consultants are very excited to once again be working with Ludlow Assembly Rooms as well as Lyndon Goode Architects. Our scope on this occasion includes supporting with defining the future concept for the new café bar and undertaking a competitive catering tender to appoint a catering partner to manage the café bar as well as event spaces. Further, working with our catering design partner we are supporting with the development of the design elements for the café bar, kitchen and related areas.

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Tender opportunity: Arnos Vale, Bristol

Tender opportunity: Arnos Vale, Bristol

Arnos Vale is a national heritage site located in the heart of Bristol.

Arnos Vale is home to an established café and events business featuring three stunning venues onsite, also hosting regular weddings.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust is inviting proposals from experienced event caterers and café operators interested in working in partnership to manage and develop their growing café and catering event services.

To express an interest in this opportunity and receive further details including full brief and requirements, please contact Paul Smith at Montfort Catering Consultants: paul@montfortconsultants.com

The closing date for the return of proposals is 29 June 2018 Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW.

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Biopharmaceutical Company – Employee Catering & Hospitality Tender

Biopharmaceutical Company – Employee Catering & Hospitality Tender

We have recently undertaken a high profile catering tender for employee dining and hospitality services of a very well known biopharmaceutical company.

Our initial project in 2013 involved supporting this large and rapidly expanding company with their first foray into providing an on-site staff catering facility at their International Head Quarters. Following this we undertook a full catering tender exercise to appoint an appropriate partner.

We were then asked to develop a further full catering strategy and catering tender for an additional new build office.

Furthermore, we supported with a mid contract catering and financial review.

For further details of our prior projects, see Case Study.

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Middlesbrough Town Hall Capital Redevelopment Project Handover

Middlesbrough Town Hall Capital Redevelopment Project Handover

Middlesbrough Town Hall has been handed back and is looking stunning, as can be seen  in the below video.

We are delighted to have been involved with this exciting project. For further details as to how Montfort Catering Consultants has supported Middlesbrough Town Hall with developing the new café and bar spaces, including developing a catering feasibility, business planning and future catering partner model, click here.

Video: https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/history/

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Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, based at One Glass Wharf within the Temple Quay area of Bristol, is a leading UK law firm offering a full service to corporate clients, private clients and the public sector. This prominent waterfront location and stunning building, designed by Stride Treglown, provides six storeys of accommodation and includes a contemporary employee restaurant and coffee bar. In addition to the employee dining, there is an extensive delivered hospitality service, providing beverage trays and working lunches as well as catering for events, conferences and private dining. There are approximately 750 employees based at One Glass Wharf.

We have supported Burges Salmon with specialist foodservice advice since 2012. Our current commission in early 2018 has encompassed an operational and financial review of the onsite catering services.

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The Brewery Arts Centre

Brewery Arts Centre exteriorThe Brewery Arts Centre

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal is a thriving and dynamic arts organisation with over forty years experience of delivering an exciting and inspirational programme, including artistic events, festivals and creative learning courses. The venue is a beautiful historic building set against the backdrop of the picturesque market town of Kendal.

The artistic programme at this fantastic arts centre includes theatre and dance, comedy and spoken word, live music, exhibitions and cinema.

Brewery Arts Centre Cafe

The Brewery Arts Centre host five major festivals a year, including the internationally renowned Kendal Mountain Festival. They were also awarded ‘Venue of the Year 2017’ by Cumbria Life Culture.

The Vats bar and Grainstore Restaurant is a bright buzzy environment serving light bites as well as being a long established hotspot for pizzas. A newly introduced menu including extensive burgers further celebrates some of the finest beef and pork available from local, Cumbrian farms. Delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes are a further feature of this popular menu.

Brewery Arts Centre interior

The Warehouse Café offers home baked cakes, great coffee and seasonal light meals and snacks.

Montfort Catering Consultants have been supporting The Brewery Arts Centre with the search and appointment of their new catering partner. This has included specialist support assessing the returned catering tenders, caterer interviews and meetings as well as developing the Heads of Terms and supporting with negotiation. A new catering partner is now in situ and in the process of developing further exciting food and drink initiatives for this great venue.

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Horniman Museum and Garden Café of the Month, Association for Cultural Enterprises

Horniman Museum and Garden Café of the Month, Association for Cultural Enterprises

Congratulations to Anthony and all of the team at the Horniman Museum and Gardens Cafe for being awarded Café of the Month (December) by the Association for Cultural Enterprises.

We have been working with the team over the last six years, and are delighted to have supported them with this fantastic achievement. For further details, see below screenshot from ACE and click on the following link to see the Horniman case study.

Credit: Association for Cultural Enterprises’ website, December 2017.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Rather than sending Christmas cards this year we have once again decided to make a charitable donation to York Special Care Baby Unit.

We have really enjoyed working with all of the varied organisations across the year, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing you all next year.

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The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a producing theatre in the resort town of Scarborough North Yorkshire, founded in 1955. It is most notable for its long association with Alan Ayckbourn, an Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright and their former artistic director. This relationship continues to this day, with the theatre typically staging one revival and one new production both directed by Alan each year along with 4 – 6 other produced shows and mixed program of other work.

Housed within a 1930’s art deco building, there are two auditoria, the 404 seat Round Theatre, and the 165 seat McCarthy theatre/cinema.

Montfort Catering Consultants has been working with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, undertaking a feasibility study to determine future potential food and beverage opportunities to be provided at the theatre. This has included undertaking a detailed environmental analysis, determining the future catering demand and financial potential along with developing concept options and recommendations as well as future governance and management model.

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Tender opportunity: The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton, East London

Tender opportunity: The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton, East London

The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, East London, is looking for caterers, cafe and restaurant operators interested in working in partnership to provide cafe and events services within the redeveloped museum (due to reopen in 2019/20).

Tender opportunity: The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton, East London

We welcome creative ideas that will complement our museum visitor’s needs and create a vibrant offer that will be a destination in its own right.

To express an interest in this opportunity and receive further details including full tender requirements, please contact Paul Smith at Montfort Consultants: paul@montfortconsultants.com.

Closing date for the return of tender proposals 8 December 2017.

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