|Jack Pike Sausage|
Now some of you may know that I am not the biggest lover of boats, but this was going to be moored so I figured I could cope with that. However!!!!!!! As it was such a lovely day, they decided to have a little trip up the River! I did go green at the thought of it, but I needn't have panicked! Beautiful food, on a beautiful hot Summer's day, amongst good friends and newly found friends.
|Green Tomato Soup with Whelk|
|Estuary smoked kipper with egg and cress|
|The boys enjoying Oyster|
|beautiful day out in London|
|Oysters with Tabasco Jelly|
His extensive career has spanned from restaurants and bars to managing and organizing major conferences and banqueting events in the most prestigious venues in London.
Arno’s ‘hands-on’ approach as a General Manager in places such as; The Wallace Restaurant (Oliver Peyton), ‘Searcys’, at The Barbican and Marco Pierre White’s Frankie’s Bar and Grill made each of these restaurants stand out from the crowd and systems introduced by Arno are still being used today. Arno’s last role as Operations Director for a chain of Country Inns taught him to multitask and never, ever take his eyes off the cash flow.
Arno assisted in the planning and implementation of The Queen’s 80th Birthday Celebrations held at Mansion House and with The Hurlingham Club‘s £22m refurbishment to establish a first class Conference and Banqueting facility. What Arno does not know about hospitality is not worth knowing.
With this talented Trio heading up Coopers Restaurant Consultants, it is sure to be a success! Below this is a more detailed description of exactly what they can do for you, but in the meantime you can contact them on.......
PHILIP COOPER: 07718 988178 firstname.lastname@example.org
ARNO MARSMAN: 07810 752785 email@example.com
ANDREA BRITTON: 07957 264576 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO WE ARE
We are Coopers, independent restaurant consultants.
We use our extensive experience in the trade to help businesses working with food to become more profitable, succeed and grow.
We are not your average restaurant consultants, we take a hands-on approach, working directly with you to provide a service that gets great results fast.
Whether you’re struggling to get your menu right, hire and keep good staff, need specific training in selling and service or are simply lagging behind the competition with your marketing and social media strategies, Coopers can help.
We’ve helped high-end restaurants, bars and pubs to provide better food, better service and achieve higher profit margins. So whether you’re corporate or boutique, a start up or in trouble, we have the know-how to make a positive difference to your business.
We’ll take a fresh look at your business, your staff and your product and identify key areas that would benefit from change.
We’ll always give you an honest, straight down the line opinion and a realistic business plan.
Our team is formed of experts in the fields of Cookery, Operations, Front of House and Marketing so we are able to give you honest, expert advice on every aspect of your business.
We work closely with you and your staff because we believe that the best solutions come from working together.
WHAT WE DO
Every business is unique, so we tailor-make our solutions to suit you.
Below is a rough guide of the kind of service we provide for existing businesses.
STAGE 1: IDENTIFY
Initial consultation: A free of charge meeting to gain an understanding of your needs.
Mystery diner: Incognito site visits to see how your business runs currently
On site work: 2 days working on site with your staff
Written Report: Document detailing areas for improvement and recommendations
Plan of action: A schedule of areas to be tackled, agreed with yourself
STAGE 2: IMPLEMENT
Assistance: Work on site with employees, owners and managers to ensure changes are implemented smoothly and staff are motivated.
Marketing: Set up Marketing Plan and implement
Social Media: Provide full social media strategy if required
STAGE 3: MONITOR
Once you are happy that your business is running smoothly and profitably we’ll make regular site visits to ensure that the standards you require are being met. We offer a range of extra services that can help you to do this more efficiently, including the option to have a chef work in your kitchen at regular intervals to keep staff on their toes. Contact us for more details.
Menu Creation - A successful menu is key to achieving the right balance between profit and loss. For most restaurants your menu is your core product. Philip Cooper will look at your menu, highlight certain errors or if necessary, give it a face lift. Together with your team a new menu will be created that is tailored to your restaurant.
Training - Coopers core training focuses on: Kitchen Management, Product Knowledge, Sales Skills, Up-selling, Professional Service, Customer Care, Finance, Improved Efficiency, Marketing & Social Media, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene.
Front of House - Most importantly the first thing your customers will notice in your establishment is Front of House. A well-run restaurant can save you money in staff costs and increase profitability by employing efficient sales techniques and providing a positive, friendly experience for your customers.
Financial - We often find that money has many ways of leaking out of your business. We can conduct a thorough financial overview and get to the source of the leaks, stop them in their tracks and ensure they never re-occur. Coopers can look and improve upon your current financial systems, consult on available new methods and find those that may be better suited to your operation and budget. We look at; Food Wastage, Maintenance and Utilities, Daily Invoice reconciling, Full P&L Cash flow, Wage Cost and Rota’s, Forecasts and Stock Takes.
Brand & Marketing - During our consultancy process we discuss the effectiveness of your brand and the marketing efforts of your venue. Coopers work with specialist marketers who will make a world of difference in helping you to attract new customers and ensure repeat business.
Statuary Compliance Consultancy - Our experts have been in charge of over 500 catering establishments throughout Britain. We know our onions. We take a detailed look at your current procedures and make the changes needed to help you achieve 5 stars on the door.
Events - Coopers are available for one-off events. We have nearly 10 years experience organizing banqueting events in some of London’s most prestigious venues, the Royal Albert Hall, the Mansion House, the Barbican and the Wallace Collection, to name but a few. Whether your event is for 20 or 2500 guests, our contacts in the industry will guarantee you get perfect results. Philip Coopers’ innovative approach to food allows you to get the exact menu you wish for. He will advise, budget and add creativity and expertise along the way, making sure your guests will be talking about your event for months after it’s finished.
Free Consultation - Phil and Arno are able to get under the skin of your establishment in as little as a week from your initial call. We offer a free consultation and often pop in before that meeting to get a feel for your business before you have even met us. This way we can ensure we see your operation from both your customers and the Coopers point of view.
Thank you x