Owners of Derby restaurants sell up to start new venture

Sarah and Olivia Pritchard

Mother and daughter restaurateurs Sarah and Olivia Pritchard are launching a new catering and events company in Derby after the recent sale of their three Derby city centre food outlets; Hide, Rask and Bean Caffe.

The new catering business, Gather & Grace, will offer corporate catering and event planning, as well an event space at its new premises, 7 Friar Gate.

Sarah, who set up the their first business Bean Caffe in 2009 after being made redundant, said: “We want to bring a change to Derby’s catering scene with fresh menus that will excite the corporate world and some interesting twists on your everyday sandwich”

Launching early July this year, Gather & Grace will offer catering for corporate events as well as weddings and private functions.

As part of the new services on offer there is also the addition of the ‘Gathering Space’; a private dining room that can be hired out for meetings, networking events or private dinner parties. There space can seat up to 38 with standing room for 60.

Liv, who will still be involved in the popular street food business Bustler Market, said: “None of this would’ve been possible without the incredible team we’ve had by our side for the whole journey. We would like to thank them all.”

Sarah added: “We also owe our thanks to all of our customers, who have supported us right from the start and have been a huge part of our journey. Without their custom, support and loyalty we would not have been able to grow and carry on doing what we love: feeding great food to the people of our hometown.”