Client relationship manager, Project specialist: Catering, Janitorial supplies, Office supplies
Chris has worked in the catering sector for over 30 years and his experience covers a range of roles and service sectors including Hotel Food & Beverage (F&B), housekeeping and reception, clubs, event and rail catering. He served for over 20 years as a catering officer in the Royal Air Force in operations director and food supply roles in the UK, Falkland Islands, Bosnia and Afghanistan before retiring in 2012.
Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Chairman of the West of England Branch and Member of the Editorial Board of Hospitality Magazine. In addition he was editor of a food magazine for 8 years and is an independent mystery diner for restaurants and hotels.
He holds advanced food hygiene, course design and teaching qualifications from his time as a departmental head at a catering college as well as BSc (Hons) and a related MSc.
What can Chris do for you?
Chris’s approach is ethical and comprehensive, as you would expect from someone holding MCIPS designation. He will involve your catering stakeholders from the outset to ensure their requirements are presented in tenders. Chris will review your spend profile and suggest practical steps to enhance efficiency, involving current and alternate suppliers. His track record is exceptional in an area of spend that can be complex and emotive.
Chris has undertaken a variety of catering and hospitality projects for ERA clients since 2012. A summary is given below: