Co Founder | Hospitality Director
Having worked in almost every sector of the hospitality industry, Emma brings a wealth of experience in customer service, marketing, customer consultations and event planning. Emma has collaborated with a great portfolio of restaurant styles, designed and project managed new openings and delivered new dining concepts from inception to trading.
Many years running various large scale hospitality venues with full financial accountability has given Emma a wide set of skills; most prominently first class food and service in a quality dining setting. Behind the scenes, Emma has strong experience in marketing, HR, employment law, payroll, auditing, client retention and a sharp eye for business acumen.
A love of food and passion for dining out started Emma’s restaurant career at 16years old. After moving from Devon to Bristol for University, Emma became part of the Loch Fyne Fish & Shellfish National restaurant group and became their youngest ever General Manager. Emma made several moves within the company, specialising in troubleshooting and managing new openings.
After eight years with the company it was time for a change and Emma was approached about an exciting new opportunity back home in Devon. It was an honour for Emma to project manage the opening and running of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s new restaurant and shop ‘River Cottage Canteen & Deli’ in Royal Williams Yard, Plymouth.
Emma’s next role was a move into the Corporate world of contract catering where she became an Operations Support Manager for Elior, covering South Wales & Bristol.
Various accolades soon followed, most noticeable added further experience, a healthy eating award and some more social working hours auditing businesses to ensure compliance with EHO standards and company legislation.
The role of project manager within a privately run nursery group gave a focus towards children’s food and nutrition, a matter that is very close to heart with two young boys at home.