Food and beverage consultancy

Welcome to Captivate Culinary Connections, where innovation and flavour blend perfectly to craft unforgettable gastronomic and beverage experiences.

What we do

Captivate Culinary Connections was founded by *Michael Butler having worked for Hyatt International based in Zurich as the corporate Director of F&B for Europe and India. Captivate Culinary Connections has offices in the UK with Global Coverage. As a food and beverage concept developer, asset management and operational strategists’ company, we specialise in transforming existing or new concepts into thriving ventures.

With a deep understanding of the industry, we offer a comprehensive range of services that encompass concept development, menu design, operational optimisation, and strategic planning. Our team of specialists combines culinary and front-of-house expertise, industry trends, and operational insights to create unique and profitable concepts. We offer extensive support for FFE (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment) and OS&E (Operating Supplies and Equipment), including kitchen planning.

About Us

Established by industry expert Michael Butler in June 2022, Captivate Culinary Connections has quickly emerged as a prominent food and beverage consultancy, partnering with major global hotel chains to enhance their culinary offerings. Our expertise and passion for gastronomy enables us to deliver exceptional experiences designed to maximise revenue and profit. With a focus on restaurants and bars, particularly within the hotel sector, we specialise in concept development, menu transformation, redefining service standards, and enhancing plate styling.

To date we have successfully supported over 70 hotels across Europe, addressing their specific challenges. Our team of experienced professionals, including chefs, F&B leaders, and marketers, provide comprehensive end-to-end support. In addition to concept development, we can offer staff recruitment, training and marketing strategies. In conjunction with our sister company Provenire we can offer a full assessment and auditing solution further helping to ensure we provide a holistic approach to achieving success.

By staying at the forefront of industry trends and best practices, we offer cutting-edge solutions that drive growth and profitability for our clients. At Captivate Culinary Connections, we are committed to elevating the food and beverage industry, one establishment at a time.

Planet positive concepts

At Captivate Culinary Connections, we prioritise three fundamental aspects: planet, people, and profit. Our comprehensive range of services is specifically designed to support hotels with their food and beverage requirements. We are very similar to an outsourced corporate food and beverage team. Whether you are a hotel owner, brand, asset manager, hotel GM, or an entrepreneur, we are committed to helping you improve your current F&B operations or develop a unique concept. Our dedicated team of experts is ready to assist you every step of the way.

Concept Development

By leveraging data analysis and actively listening to our clients, we aim to discover the most suitable food and beverage concept that aligns with your hotel’s unique brand.

Menu Design

We ensure the authenticity of our concepts by meticulously developing the menu, selecting the appropriate plating style, implementing OS&E (Operating Supplies and Equipment), designing the menu format, and aligning the kitchen setup accordingly. These elements work in harmony to create an authentic and memorable dining experiences and support a clear concept identity.

Product Development

If you have a food and beverage related idea in terms of a concept or brand and are looking for an F&B partner to collaborate with, we would be delighted to listen and bring structure to your idea so that it has an increased chance of success.

Financial Viability and Strategy

Collaborating with our industry professionals and business strategists, we help you develop comprehensive business plans, perform competitive analysis, and create accurate financial models. By assessing costs, revenues, and profitability, we provide insights on pricing strategies, cost-saving opportunities, and resource allocation optimization. We guide you in understanding breakeven points, identifying key performance indicators (KPIs), and setting realistic financial goals.

Operational Consulting

Our specialised operational consulting services centre around optimising your operations whilst upholding quality and service excellence. Our seasoned consultants carry out comprehensive reviews of your existing operations, providing pragmatic solutions to streamline processes. From supply chain management to kitchen workflow and front-of-house procedures, we encompass all aspects of your business. We place great importance on complying with food, health, and safety regulations, ensuring the utmost standards of hygiene and safety. Furthermore, we offer guidance on utilising technology, such as restaurant management software, to boost efficiency and elevate the guest experience.

Food and Beverage Operational Auditing

Through our comprehensive auditing service, we uncover inefficiencies in your operations and suggest improvements. We assess your supply chain, production processes, and customer service to identify areas for enhancement.

Our team delivers a detailed report with actionable recommendations, ensuring optimised operations and compliance. At Captivate Culinary Connections, we prioritise quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction in every service we offer. Trust us to create exceptional food and beverage experiences tailored to your unique requirements. Contact us today to discuss your project.

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Remember, at Captivate Culinary Connections, your vision is our passion. Let’s create something remarkable together!

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