Curating catering spaces

Since 2004 we’ve worked on over 250 projects; our work has facilitated hundreds of millions of pounds in food & drink revenues through our Client sites, returning tens of millions in net return and creating great places to eat & drink.  

Kendrick Hobbs supports the highest profile projects for commercial, charitable trust and public sector client bodies. We are advising across projects jointly committing many hundreds of millions.

Delivering a great food and drink proposition isn’t just about what’s done in the ‘café space’; it’s also about the broader goals of the venue, local conditions and wider trends. It’s why we will always take the time to do the research required to understand comparable benchmarks, trading expectations and trends that might impact on your business.

We have recently supported projects in: Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Caernarfon, Caerphilly, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Margate, Nottingham and Warwick. 

Across all projects we work on:

  • Art Centres & Galleries
  • Castles
  • Cathedrals
  • Concert Halls
  • Conference Centres
  • Gardens, Public & Wildlife Places
  • Historic Houses
  • Leisure Venues 
  • Museums
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Theatres
  • Universities
Operational & consultancy experience you can trust 

You can be confident our knowledge, expertise and insight are based on practical, hands-on experience. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, lead consultant Mark Hobbs has a BA Hons in Hospitality Management and has managed in operations, mainly in the café bar and brasserie sectors, for chain and private operators.  Mark has gone on to run a huge variety of high profile consultancy projects. 

Kendrick Hobbs’ work is mainly UK based and we specialise in this unique market, however overseas project locations have included: Australia, China, Dubai, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Russia and the USA. 

Each of these unique projects required not just our extensive expertise, but also innovative thinking to deliver a pragmatic and viable solution. This is why some of the highest profile attractions and venues trust us to support them. 

Kendrick Hobbs has advised on food and drink provision in some of the UK’s finest settings and attractions; led catering tender processes for many major locations, We have turned round failing catering operations for many arts and heritage venues. We have managed multi-million pound refurbishment café, restaurant and bar projects creating great places to eat & drink.  

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