Hospitality Specialist 
What I Can Offer

Peter is available to undertake a number of Consultancy Services to help hotels and restaurants fulfill their potential and specialises in turning around struggling businesses. 

Peter prides himself on working in partnership with your business to make it the best it can be by improving service and business performance.



Menu creation

Menu creation in virtually any style for example Italian, French, Oriental cuisine, steak house, seafood, cafe.

Implementing new menus and restaurant concepts.

Concept development

New concept development or re development of your current offer.

Providing creative direction and training of all kitchen teams.

Advising new owners on the day to day running of a hotel, restaurant or cafe.


Food safety

Food safety advice and auditing for all matters concerning food safety, HACCP system, food allergies and intolerances with training for all team members and summary inspections.


Commercial kitchen design and re-modeling.

Purchasing kitchen equipment & supplies.

Product design & development for a take away/delivery service.


Training & Recruitment

Advance training for Head Chefs with progress reviews and SMART targets.

Head Chef recruitment and training for good profit margins.

Restaurant hotel staffing to include interviews and recruitment.

Front of House training.

Mystery shopper reports

Product Promotion

From live shows to Youtube promotional videos I can promote your products.

Zoom or Microsoft Teams video call meetings available as well as on site consultations.

Special First Week Opening Packages

  • Purchasing
  • Staffing
  • Menu planning
  • Food production supervision and trouble shooting
  • Table placement/settings
  • Equipment purchase
  • Uniforms
  • Beverage consultation


  • On application because every Consultancy service is different according to the size of the operation and the work involved from a small cafe through to a hotel chain.
  • If you would like to know how I can help you please get in touch for a free informal conversation either by telephone or video call.
  • Mobile 07896 144240

Some of the businesses I have worked with over the past few years

Combe Grove Hotel & Spa, Bath

Rowcroft Hospice, Torquay, Devon

Chipsy, London

Cape Cornwall Golf Club, Cornwall

The Falcon Hotel, Bude Cornwall

The Theatre Royal Plymouth

The Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Tamar Fresh Ambassador Plymouth

Hospital of St John And St Elizabeth London

JTJ Workplace Solutions, Head of Hospitality

Chef’s Direct and Anisca Consultancy

Steak House Franchise

New company launching a range oven ready meals

The University of Plymouth

Kanika Hotels, Cyprus

Dover Marina and Spa Hotel, Dover

The Attendant Cafe coffee chain London


An example of the work carried out 

Providing creative direction and training of all kitchen teams implementing new menus and restaurant concepts, HACCP training, advanced training for Executive Chefs and Head Chefs, costs analysed and investigated, planning department budgets, promoting the hotels through colleges and different PR occasions, chef recruitment an example was the implementation of a new Oriental restaurant, 50’s diner and an Italian restaurant for the Kanika Group.


Other work carried out 

EHO reports, mystery diner reports, advising owners on the day to day running of a restaurant or hotel group, themed evenings, setting up CPU’s (Central Production Units) and advising everything from sandwiches, salads, wraps, sushi.


Previous Work experience

Head of Hospitality JTJ Workplace Solutions.

Gorton’s Restaurant Chef/Proprietor

The Horn of Plenty Hotel previous Chef/Proprietor

Carved Angel Restaurants, Dartmouth, Exeter, Taunton previous Chef/Proprietor

Carved Angel Christmas Pudding Company Director


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Masterchef’s of Great Britain and previous Vice Chairman.

A member of the EuroToques representing the South West of England.

Chef’s Forum Committee member representing the South West of England.


Patents & Pubilications

Peter Gorton ‘An Invitation to Cook’

Devon Food Heroes

Peter Gorton’s Horn of Plenty Cookery Book

Children’s Hospice South West Cookery Book

Various articles in local and national publications

Previous Awards Received

Michelin Star award to 10 years

Financial Times winner, best value lunch

Egon Ronay service and care award

Egon Ronay star and strawberry award for desserts

The Good Food Guide, Devon County Restaurant of the year, 2 times winner

AA awarded 3 rosettes 20 years

AA Inspectors selected Hotel of the year, Horn of Plenty


Television, Video & Festivals

Six part television programme Westcountry TV Little Chefs

Kill it, Cook it, Eat it BBC3

Six part television programme, Peter Gorton ‘For Starters’

Six part television programme, Peter Gorton ‘Cooking Away’

Corporate video and calendar for Global Knives

British trout commercial

Appeared on various television programmes as guest chef

Working on behalf of TG Woods demonstrating their kitchen goods and developing new spice grind mixers and recipes for their mills

Compere for London Produce Show 2013-2019

Organiser of the Budelicious Food Festival 2018-2019

Various chef demonstrations example Food Festivals, Big Cake Show, Flavour Fest, Exeter Food Fest, London festivals


Hours of Operation



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Don’t be shy. Let me know if you have any questions!

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