Other Services


Food and Beverage Concept Development

We advise new and existing F&B facilities that have a unique F&B idea or are looking to invest in a creative new concept. We will provide tailor-made ideas, advice and solutions to help your concept grow. A Concept statement will include but not be limited to:

  • Competitive review research – local market immersion
  • Consumer trends review and insights
  • Venue description, logo and branding
  • Culinary concept – signature dishes
  • Food/beverage philosophy/story including sample menus
  • Ambience and design
  • Service style, team uniforms and music
  • Tabletop presentation
  • Target seating capacity
  • Equipment and OS&E direction


Sometimes things don’t go as planned and you need support to revive your F&B outlet/s. We assist you to ‘turn the tables’ by carefully reviewing your business and implementing solutions to boost its performance.

Quality Audits

  • Comprehensive Food and Beverage operational reviews
  • Mystery dining audit
  • Kitchen management review
  • Kitchen & bar design and OS&E peer review
  • Menu review, costing and engineering

Cost Control Management & Procurement 

  • F&B procurement and cost optimisation
  • Vendor negotiations and contract/s review and management
  • Operating Supplies & Equipment (OS&E) bill of quantities and specifications – chinaware, glassware, pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery etc

Other Service Clients




"Rob Taggart is the quintessential Food and Beverage professional. I have seen him at work in several of our client sites from simple single operations to large groups and his proactive approach and focus on the business objectives of his clients means that he has a positive and more importantly profitable impact on their business. Rob has the ability to drive more business, more savings and profitability in any Food and Beverage operation. He then will provide a clear plan and system to make it happen.

In summary I have no doubt whatsoever that Rob will have a positive impact on any operation that engages him."

Nathan Gyaneshwar

"We required a skilled consultant to totally overhaul our group purchasing practices, to consolidate our volume and identify leakages within our current systems. At the very least we were seeking confirmation that our purchasing practices were efficient.  Our expectations were exceeded as Rob Taggart of F&B Solutions identified many consolidated savings.

F&B Solutions provided us with a full turnkey solution from start to finish covering all elements of procurement and tendering, which was conducted with sophisticated fully transparent on line tender software. Rob is a highly motivated professional who is also very easy to work with. We cannot speak more highly of F&B Solutions’ performance and look forward to a mutually beneficial ongoing retainer relationship."

Stacy Gurrie
Director of Finance
Oriental Express Hotel Group

"F&B Solutions played an integral part in establishing and solidifying our Food and Beverage platform across our hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Rob's involvement in concept design, purchasing, and brand standard development enabled us to significantly improve both the customer experience as well as financial performance of Hotels."

Keith Barr
CEO (Global)
InterContinental Hotels Group

"I commissioned Rob Taggart of F&B Solutions to assist in the repositioning of our hotel restaurant here at Crowne Plaza Terrigal. In conjunction with our Food & Beverage Director and Executive Chef, Rob conceptualized the new, highly successful, “Seasalt” restaurant. As a result of this repositioning the restaurant has found its niche within the market thus improving guest satisfaction and profitability. A job well done!! For this reason, I have no hesitation in recommending F&B Solutions for any future restaurant concept development."

David Bark
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Terrigal

"After a referral I approached F&B Solutions to provide much needed guidance and professional input into the review and implementation of more efficient commercial kitchen systems. Rob Taggart’s experience and knowledge were invaluable and right from the beginning he took a personal interest in our operational goals, becoming as passionate about achieving our objectives as we were."

Lisa Carr
Director of Food and Beverage
NSW Parliament House