In 2002 my partner Emily and I bought a run down pub with no kitchen in the small village of Long Ashton on the outskirts of Bristol. We turned it around from a £60,000 per annum business to a £360,000 per annum business in five years. My kitchen consistently reached 72.5% GP and we set up a catering business because customers wanted me to cook for their weddings, family celebrations and the like.
The Retreat and Retreat Catering became too busy for me. I have no aspiration in building a large business but I'm happy to help others do so. My passion is producing healthy, delicious and simple food and so if you have a business where you want to introduce food that makes a good gross profit, speak to me.