F&B Consultancy


John’s new business venture has allowed him to apply his unique range of skills and knowledge to improve all aspects of a food and beverage operation. Whether you have an established business needing some innovation and assistance in driving better profits or a new concept that needs a lift, with a wealth of experience to get you started in the right direction, John will be able to bring something very unique to your operation.

  • Assistance and guidance in setting up all aspects of new Food and Beverage operations.
  • Modernisation and updating of existing operations.
  • Kitchen design advice to ensure maximum efficiencies.
  • Concept/menu design to increase revenues and profits.
  • Study of product and consistency and a clear understanding of your market and its demographics.
  • Chef development and training.
  • Creativity and advancement training using modern trends.
  • Menu engineering.
  • Problem analysis and implementation of necessary change/training with specific time lines and responsibilities.
  • Setting up F&B operational procedures – SOP/SOS manuals
  • Review and improve the financial management of an operation.
  • Write and implement training programmes, menu and dish design and costing.
  • Best purchasing practices.
  • Review suppliers/ sourcing ingredients etc.
  • Food cost management and Food and Beverage GP analysis.
  • Payroll management.
  • Stock holding management.
  • Post implementation review, development and adjustments.
  • Produce detailed mystery guest reports for your operation.

I had the great pleasure of working closely with John Wood at The Grove over a period of three years. He is an inspiration to work with, his knowledge of Food and Beverage is second to none and the passion he has for the subject ensures that he is always ahead of the field in terms of trend and innovation. He motivated his team to deliver exceptional product, presentation and service.

Jane Goodyer – Previous GM at The Grove, Hertfordshire