Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy focuses on the quantifiable delivery of financial and quality objectives for catering in Business & Industry, Government, Healthcare, Leisure and Education, developing cost-effective solutions that are tailored to each client’s specific needs.

The consultancy offers advice on financial and operational performance, catering strategy, option appraisals and feasibility studies, catering reviews, competitive tendering, quality monitoring, marketing, business development and design.

With a background in retail catering management, Christine Puttick combines expertise on HACCP, legal compliance and licensing with an understanding of customer service, staffing and recruitment.

As a consultant, Christine has assisted with tendering and monitoring of catering services, quality, health and safety reviews, and various aspects of business development. She has also delivered a variety of bespoke training seminars on subjects such as catering performance management, food hygiene and customer care.

Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy abides by the FCSI Code of Best Practice, and is completely independent of any supplier, contractor or other body that might cause any potential conflict of interest.


  • EAME


A graduate of the University of Surrey, Christine Puttick’s professional career began with the largest local authority in the UK. Later, she established thriving retail sales outlets for two major charities and subsequently worked for one of the largest high street retailers, where she was responsible for building the highest turnover to date for the retail catering operation. Under her management, it was recognised as a ‘centre of excellence’ and became a training site for the group’s under-performing operations. Since joining Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy in 2008, Christine has undertaken a wide range of projects and her particular strengths are quality monitoring, training and tender evaluation. She is a professional member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International, a member of the Institute of Hospitality and a personal licence holder.

Market Segments

  • Business and Industry/Food Services
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Correctional Facilities/Prisons
  • Fine Dining
  • Government Services
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Residential Care
  • Retail
  • Tourism

Area Of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Management
  • Dietary & Nutrition
  • Distribution & Procurement
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Human Resources
  • ITT (Catering Business)
  • Management Recruitment & Development
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedure & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Management
  • Sustainability
  • Training

Food Facility Design

  • No

Management Advisory Services

  • Yes

Membership Grade

  • Professional


  • Consultant


  • Merritt Harrison Catering Consultancy

Profile Title

  • Senior Consultant



PO Box 309, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1WS, United Kingdom