40% of catering businesses FAIL

in the first three years…

Is YOUR business running at optimum efficiency?



Client testimonial:

“David worked via Warburton ‘s chefs for over 20 years on and off as a relief chef, executive chef/development chef.

He has worked on many projects, including helping set up high-end kitchens and new start ups. 

David is a true professional, and I feel he is a true ambassador for Warburton ‘s chefs.

David is diligent, smartly presented and innovative, a forward thinking individual. He has always been reliable and hard-working. 

He is a true credit to the industry.”

Daniel Warburton.

Raise standards?

Improve customer experience.

Collaborate and connect with your team?

Market your business more effectively?

Attract more customers?

Increase customer spend?

Raise team morale?

Boost profits?


All of the above?



Better food

Improved hygiene

Happier team

Improved communication

Happier Customers

Less wastage

Improved efficiency, and…

Increased profits!

Too good to be true, or excellent value for money?



From fine fayre at scale,
to artisanal fine dining.

Weddings and events, independent hotelier, country pub landlord,
or new start-up…


With over twenty-five years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers all over the country, there’s not a lot I haven’t seen by now…

Mostly it’s the same challenges everywhere, however our bespoke approach ensures that my team and I deliver genuine value for money.

Every time, guaranteed.


David Blackhurst :: Company Founder

Imagine having access to such a vast wealth of knowledge and experience whenever you need it…

Let’s do this together.



What do you need?

An intensive few weeks support
for something specific?

Maybe you’re ‘in the pomme-frit’
and don’t know what to do or where to start!

Or perhaps you simply need help getting (and keeping) things organised.


Whatever it is that you need:

Strategy, systems, onsite operational planning, development or ongoing support solutions…

Let’s do this together, and launch into 2024 and set new records for your business this year!




What others have had to say:

“David is rare.

He is someone who believes in people.

He gives them his trust.

He wears his heart on his sleeve and would do anything to support those around him.

He gives 100% effort to everything, and he is one of the kindest people I know.”


Thomas Walsh

Well, where do you start endeavouring to demonstrate David’s character?

I guess it’s David’s ability to get up,dust himself off and continue with life’s journey no matter what is thrown at him.

What that demonstrates is something that cannot be taught, cannot be learned, and cannot be faked.


Paul Bates

.“How would I describe David? 

The first word that comes to mind is ‘determined’. When he has an idea or plan, he always follows through to the best of his ability to reach his goal.

Julian Humphries

When we first met I was instantly at home with his courtesy and enthusiastic curiosity.

Over the following years, on both a personal level and professional level, I have become even more impressed with the man he is, and his standards and ambitions.

He’s a kind and innovative man.
I enjoy spending time with him.

Sam Manicom

“I have known David for close to ten years; he is a caring and hardworking individual. 

David has a very big heart and this can be seen by his willingness to help everyone regardless of the need. David will always do the best he can to assist.

David is a man with big vision but also a man who can use whatever he has to make things happen. He is good with his hands and can take apart a bike, build it back up; he can mend a boat, and make great food.

I am sure he can even build a house on his own, if you give him enough timber 😊

Nigel Chitambo

“In the relatively short time I have known David it hasn’t taken long at all to see what a warm, friendly, genuine and caring man he is.

I feel inspired every time we speak, his energy and ambition is uplifting and he has a heart of gold too!

I feel honoured to know him.

Rebecca Wheele

“I have known David over a year now, and have had contact with him on a social and professional level. We initially met via a mutual connection and hit it off straight away.

I could see similarities between us as well as synergies. We both care for others, and tend to put them first; we are true to our word, when we say we will do something, we do just that. We value honour, integrity and trust as high values.

I was so impressed by David’s drive and commitment that I opened up discussions with him around a possible professional opportunity that I have available to me. I was delighted when he accepted, and we have been working towards mutual success ever since.

We also share a passion for both two and four wheeled vehicles and for adventure.

I know David is very big on family and traditions, which I can understand and respect, as again, this aligns with my own values. And if you are reading this, then I am sure that I will not be the only one saying these types of things about David.

Andrew Batt

“It’s difficult to put into words in any language how to describe David, he is caring and supportive of his friends and family, his generosity is immeasurable and he really is one of the few people in my life that would travel a thousand miles to help even a friend of a friend.

Anthony Young

“I have known David for a few years now and we first crossed paths in a professional capacity. 

From my very first meeting with David I knew he was a special person with great values and a wonderful capacity to connect on a deep level with those he met and worked with.

He is someone who cares deeply about, not only those around him, but also in doing his bit for wider society to help improve the lives of others.

He is a kind and good man and someone who has a strong moral compass .

Kit James

“Individuals like David are the future of this planet with his contributions and ideas changing the lives of thousands.

But all in all he is a grounded guy with such a great personality and it is a pleasure to call him a friend.”

Daniel Pendlebury

“David is a forever friend. One of the most loyal people I have ever met. Once you are in his life you are in his life forever. I have known David for over 20 years. He is the most loyal, loving, gentle person I have ever known.

He is also very creative and extremely business-minded. David is also great fun and will go to any lengths to help somebody. David is also a very sensitive person, which makes him very caring towards others. He is also great fun to be with.

We met when I was learning to sail at a rather late age  and we had the most fantastic times. We had so much fun and he never made me feel stupid, even if I was.

I am so thankful to have David in my life”

Anne Jackson

“I have known Dave for around a decade now. I first met him at a local business networking event, and we have been friends ever since.

Dave is a kind, genuine and reliable person who puts everything into every project he puts his mind to.”

Cathrene Rowell

I have known David for a relatively short time in the capacity of a colleague and also a friend. I feel very privileged to have met such a kind human being, the sort that you don’t meet sometimes, in a lifetime.

In a work capacity, I have only found David completely sincere, respectful, and completely trustworthy, which in business is a vital attribute. If you don’t have trust you have nothing!

I find his tenacity and ‘never give in’ attitude second to none, and with whatever he applies himself to in business, or in a personal situation, he would be somebody that I would want in my corner, for sure.

Jason Kehoe

I see David as a thought leader who strives to make positive change in the world. His ideas are big, and he is brave enough and tenacious enough to deliver them. I have no doubt in my mind that he will. 

Over time David and I became friends. David is the kind of friend who will support, encourage and inspire. I’m not sure he realises how much of an inspiration he is to the people in his life.
I hope so. 

David is the kind of friend who will believe in you when you lose belief in yourself and do anything to help and encourage you to reach your own goals. I’m so grateful to him for that. 

Dr Sarah Pollard

David is the type of person who is determined to make a difference and to help improve the lives of those around him. He is bold, courageous, caring and loving. 

As you can probably tell by now, David doesn’t do anything by halves. He throws everything into every aspect of life with great enthusiasm and optimism. 

John McLeod

I appreciate this a lot about David. That he is actually there for you. Reliably. A value that has been fading away from the world, I suspect.

I hold David for a really quick-witted and intelligent person and always enjoy talking to him. He has his heart in the right place and is a good listener. His ambition and enthusiasm are admirable.

But when it comes to that, David is definitely not just a talker, he is a doer. Eventually, he really goes and pursues his dream. Not everybody can do this and for that I will forever admire him. 

Martina Jelinkova

What have you got to lose by having a conversation?