Food Consultancy

helping small businesses grow

How can we help?

The Fig & Fox Food Consultancy is aimed at independent cafes, restaurants and food establishments wanting to make a big impact by using local ingredients, reducing waste and embracing eco-friendly solutions.


James, our lead consultant, trained under Michelin Star chefs and specialises in creating seasonal menus and making kitchens more efficient to minimise labour costs. Our partnerships also means we can provide a full-rounded consultancy that covers supports in Marketing, HR, Finance and other operations.

The Fig & Fox Company Food Consultancy -


  • Zero-waste to landfill

  • Plastic-free alternatives

  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

  • Compostable packaging

  • Reduce single use products

Fig & Fox Local Food Consultants and Men


  • Food waste reduction

  • Layout design

  • Kitchen efficiency

  • Equipment sourcing

  • Chef training and induction

  • Waste disposal

Fig & Fox Food Consultancy - Business Op


  • Menu engineering

  • Core and seasonal menus

  • Recipes and mise en place

  • Menu design and printing

  • Supplier sourcing

  • Tasting and training

Our Partners

Working together with other local businesses means we can provide a full range of services such as Marketing, HR, Finance and specialist training. You can tap into a network of professionals by choosing The Fig & Fox Company as a one-stop-shop to help with your development journey.

The Fig & Fox Food & Restaurant Consulta

Hand-roasted coffee specialists based in Rutland. We work with them to provide clients with ethical and unique coffee as well as other services including:

  • Barista Training
  • Coffee Equipment
  • Coffee Machine Calibration
  • Promotional Materials

The Process



Email us at or call us to receive our full list of services and how you want your business to grow.



We'll discuss your vision for the business in more detail and how we can help you achieve it.



Once on board, we'll create your business development plan to help guide you to the future.



We'll provide continuous support throughout your consultancy and help you grow your business.

James and Laura have over 25 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. With a love of local produce and a passion for the environment they aim to share their knowledge and ethos to help independent businesses throughout Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire grow.




Specialties: Menu Creation, Waste Management, Kitchen Efficiency

Passions: Foraging, Local Produce, Star Wars

James is a talented chef boasting training under the likes of Gordon Ramsey, Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc. As well as Michelin Star restaurants, he has been the senior chef of award winning pubs and hotels including the role as an Executive Chef Consultant with one of the U.K.'s biggest hospitality company.


His experience doesn't end with restaurants. James has also worked with events companies leading him to cater for major sporting events such as Wimbledon and Lords. 

As The Fig & Fox Chef Consultant, James helps restaurants improve their kitchen operations from designing more efficient kitchen layouts, implementing better health and safety practices and engineering menus that reflects the style, branding and skills of new or established businesses.




Specialties: Customer Engagement, Staff Training, Eco-Solutions

Passions: People, The Environment, House Plants

Laura has extensive experience in the hospitality industry from village pubs to city bars, independent restaurants to prestigious wedding venues.

"I understand the fluctuations in hospitality that aren't always in other industries like extreme seasonal trade, high employee turnover and tight payroll budgets."

Her focus on people promotes customer engagement through brand conceptions and the importance of reflecting this through service, staff and product knowledge, especially when showcasing local food. She's trained and managed a variety of employees within small teams of under 10 members of staff to to larger workforces with over 50 people.

The Team

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