Ruth Carey

Senior Food Consultant

Ruth has over 30 years’ experience as a head chef and executive head chef, raising the quality of the dining experience in private restaurants in business, industry and education, and on the high street in gastro-pubs and themed cafés.

She brings vision, innovation and creativity to the design brief; but on top of that, thanks to her hands-on experience in the kitchen, she can communicate her vision and enthusiasm to the working team, creating a sustainable model that they can carry forward.

The ultimate client, of course, is the diner, and Ruth’s passion is to impress your clients with restaurant-quality food made with fresh local ingredients, responding to their desire for better quality and a healthy and varied diet.

Ruth’s skills include:

  • Innovative menu design
  • Food styling
  • Supply chain development, with special emphasis on fresh food and local suppliers
  • Kitchen process development
  • Team leadership and motivation
  • Transformational project management

Whether you’re planning a high-end cocktail bar, a café in the park that attracts new customers, or a workplace restaurant that keeps your people on-site, Ruth can raise your food standards.

In her private life, Ruth goes fishing out of Whitstable in her own boat, so she also understands the front end of the supply chain!

  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle