A catering company for sale established over 6 years specialising in the provision of quality, imaginative and tasty food to private and corporate clients. In 2017 the business offering developed further launching a Cookery School that has grown from strength to strength offering Cookery Classes, Cookery Parties and Corporate Days.
This outstanding Outside Catering business and Cookery School is located in Earsham, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. The property sits within the grounds of Earsham Hall, a fine Grade II* listed country mansion, located approximately 1 mile north west of the A143, the main road connecting Harleston (7 miles) and Bungay (2 miles). The city of Norwich is 15 miles to the North.
The unit is situated at the end of a long driveway, in a small collection of former outbuildings to the main hall, now converted into office and retail premises. Other businesses at Earsham Hall include a gift/furniture shop, tea rooms, windows showroom, handmade kitchens and a wedding dress shop.
Currently the owner manages and operates the business, bringing in ad hoc staff to help at events. The owner is looking to sell due to change to owner’s personal circumstances necessitating relocation and would like to hand over the business to passionate new owners who can take the company to the next level. The owner has worked tirelessly over the last 6 years to grow the business and has successfully achieved their goals.
Supplying to a wide range of local private and corporate clients, the company has gained a great reputation based on quality and value.
Although the business already has a very solid client base, there is huge potential to further increase the workload and expand into different avenues. The current owner chose not to employ staff, therefore has limited capacity and cannot service all enquiries, often turning away business. Recommended caterers at several holiday houses and many loyal customers. There are a number of local venues who use outside caterers that haven't been approached. The corporate base could be increased. We only cater within a max of 1 hour travelling currently, this could be expanded. Further expansion in to the dinner party market is also a possibility. A Vintage China Hire Service has been developed but not yet pushed to fulfil it's potential.
The Cookery School has been established for 15 months and has been gaining in popularity across all areas. The number of classes and attendees has increased considerably. There is enormous untapped potential in this area.
The business comprises of:
Large, well equipped kitchen area – for catering and for Cookery School.
Upstairs Office, (highspeed broadband) with storage space and potential to sublet desk space
2 x Kitchenettes with WC and sink, one with tumble dryer, one with washing machine
Large Room/Entrance Area – perfect for meeting clients/tastings.
Included in the sale is all equipment/stock, premises fixtures and fittings and mobile number and sign written company vehicle.
2 x Fantastic websites (one for catering and one for cookery school with great SEO rating (on 1st page of most relevant searches)
Facebook pages and reviews - every single one is 5 star
5 star environmental health rating
Owner would be happy to do a handover period for new owner going through all accounts, processes in place, future bookings, menus etc.
List of all of our current suppliers including food suppliers, laundry, hire equipment, ad hoc staff for weddings/events.
A superb, well organised and well-equipped unit in the heart of the Waveney Valley
Trading since 2012. Currently operates with 1 full time staff member (owner), with a bank of ad hoc staff for events.
Kitchen unit rent currently paying £8500 per annum and £75 per month service charge. new lease up for renewal and to be negotiated with landlord. Exempt from paying business rates.
Sale would need to be complete by 30th September 2018.
Varies according to bookings
Cookery Classes currently happen most Wednesday Evenings, 6-8.30 pm and some Saturday mornings.
Number of Employees: 0
Support & Training: Full handover support and training , if required.
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