Executive Chef Adam McLaren has a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Catering, Restaurant Management, Food & Beverage, Banquet Operations, and Hotel Management. Adam began McLaren Hospitality offering consulting and troubleshooting services for new and existing venues
About Adam McLaren
Adam comes from a family of foodies and studied under some great chefs all in a fresh food Kitchens. Winning awards and gaining international recognition for his food standards and operational abilities. Adam was first taught to cook by his Mum and found a natural skill with food and flavour combinations.
He has developed his successful career from family run restaurants, rosette gastro pubs, to high class independent hotels taking valuable skills and experiences to now be a hospitality professional.
Adam has surrounded himself with the right people at the right time to launch a consultancy company run by professional people for anyone in the industry looking for guidance in all aspects of operational hospitality.
What We Do
From throwing a dinner party and don’t know where to start, to trouble shooting and supply chain management, McLaren Hospitiality can help
Developing a menu from scratch, tweaking a current or the next chapter in your current food offering can be a little daunting to some and a large amount of work for a small team.
We offer bespoke packages to assist in the launch and development of a new menu. From writing an original menu in conjunction with your brief, to the administration side including specs, allergens, costings and a full launch of the final product.
New Venture Consultation
You have your dream venture in mind. You have an opening date or you are at the very beginning. McLaren Hospitality can help with the fine detail that your operation will need to open. With all of the services we offer in a full opening package.
Food Safety Advice
Food safety is a crucial part of running a successful operation. You can have the best food in the world, however if it is not prepared in a safe environment you run the risk of causing serious harm to your team, your guests and your business.
Our Food Safety team can assist you setting up your due-diligence, providing a pre-audit inspection and consultation.
A fresh pair of eyes can spot the crucial things that could cost your reputation and maybe more.
Every team would love to have a smooth-running operation but sometimes things go a miss, whether that’s GP’s running out of control, staff turnover too high or just general setup of a kitchen.
We can offer a service to come into your operation and help get things back on track, with a day to day running report focusing on the areas of concern with the end result of a happy team, a happy investor and happy guests
McLaren Hospitality was founded in kitchens by chefs so we can offer you Freelance Chef cover for those days where you find yourself short staffed, business is booming or just an extra pair of hands. From all levels of chef including pastry, banqueting, intimate dining and high volume restaurant.
Are you looking for local produce?
Produce with a balance of value and quality?
The highest quality of fresh products?
We have a dedicated Supply Chain Manager who can assist in sourcing all the ingredients you are looking for with great reliable suppliers who can deliver multi-site and nationwide
Our Private Dining
Throwing a dinner party and don’t know where to start or want the high standard of food but can’t be bothered with the clearing up? We can take care of all of that, we will arrange a time that suits you and design a bespoke menu that can WOW your guests and provide you with a memorable evening with no fuss for yourself
- We provide all crockery, cutlery and glassware
- Our food will be served by black tie professional waiting staff
- We can offer a Sommelier package
- We can fit our menus to ANY allergen and intolerances
- We use as much local produce as possible
Client Dinners & Corporates Mixers
Organising the office party, impressing clients or entertaining that crucial contract then we can provide you with the food to match.
- Artisan canapes
- Bowl food
- Fancy finger buffets
- Pastry Chef standard afternoon teas
- An office working or sandwich lunch
“I have worked with Adam on a supply basis for many years. He is a great communicator and a very organised Exec Chef, we could always count on his knowledge and understanding of the supply chain and when it came to sourcing the correct ingredients at the correct time of year. The way he approaches his operational ordering is admirable and sets an example to chefs and operators alike”
“Adam prepared a set menu for us for a VIP dinner to show how champagnes can match the flavours of different foods. Each course absolutely delivered in flavour, presentation and complemented the champagnes perfectly”
“Aside from being a great chef, Adam has fantastic organisational skills. His logical forward thinking has been hugely helpful during projects such as the Kitchen refurbishment and the planning of extension to the restaurant. His systematic approach to events results in smooth organised banqueting events while his creative mind results spills over just well-presented food following the management of the 1907 restaurant, bar & grill’s Instagram app”