The Independent Management School for Independent Bar & Restaurant Businesses

At Watershed we are proud to work alongside some of the very best independent bar & restaurant companies in London and the UK. Together we develop their managers to enable these businesses to achieve exceptional rates of promotion from within.

We run open programmes on management and personal effectiveness.

  • “The Badge” – for new front of house managers:  a two-day programme scheduled two days over two weeks. These run quarterly and cost £395.00 + VAT
  • “Good to Great” – for experienced managers: a five-day programme scheduled five days over five weeks. These run every other month and cost £845.00 + VAT
  • “Building Strong Brigades” for head chefs and chefs with management potential:  a three-day programme scheduled three days over three weeks. These run every month and cost £575.00 + VAT
  • A programme for multi-site managers and restaurant company entrepreneurs: a five-day programme scheduled five days over five weeks.These run three times a year and cost £1450.00 + VAT

And we work in-house designing and delivering programmes to suit you.

Coming up soon:


    With guest expert John Bull
    Thursday 25 July 2019
    10.00am – 1.00pm, central London
    Tickets £95.00 +VAT - Bring a friend for an additional £49.00 per person

    HIGH PERFORMANCE is almost always a collective endeavour, which means the quality of interactions between people, is as important as the performance of individuals. We all talk about the importance of teamwork; we all spend a lot of time working as part of teams; and yet genuine high performing behaviour in teams is quite rare. For many restaurants and bars, it is one of the most untapped opportunities for improvement.
    Productive teamwork is built on three critical ingredients:
    1. Clarity on where teamwork can add value & make a difference to performance.
    2. A set of behaviours and ways of interacting that gets the best out of everyone.
    3. Effective meetings that provide the opportunity to do this collective work. Most teams can rapidly improve their productivity and performance by investing a little time in building and strengthening these foundations, and then reviewing their progress on a regular basis
    Come and find out more.