Today, to successfully define catering provision for an organisation, large or small, existing or ‘greenfield site’, a thorough knowledge of food processing systems, food safety legislation and production equipment technology is essential. A&E Partnership offer a fully comprehensive range of professional and independent foodservice design and operational management consultancy services to assist architects, developers, hoteliers, facilties managers and businesses executives with this decision process. Our range of services cover all the disciplines required to professionally assess not only a catering operation’s present needs but also a realistic strategy for the future. Using our network of professional management, design and technical consultants experienced in all sectors of the Industry we are able to carry out operational and financial audits, quality reviews, site surveys, benchmarking and customer attitudinal surveys. The operations consultants will develop catering services provider specifications and will manage, on the client’s behalf, the complete competitive tendering exercise. The ‘independent’ status of all our consultants means we are not affiliated to any catering service providers, equipment suppliers or manufacturers. We are therefore able to be totally impartial and objective ensuring our client’s ‘best interest’ is not compromised.