The Independent Management School for Independent Bar & Restaurant Businesses

From the ancient to the futuristic there are few things quite as multifarious as a restaurant. It is a business, a hobby, a passion and a calamity. Between a restaurateur and a chef, or the two combined, it takes ingenuity, business acumen, creativity, technical expertise, design or artistic sensibility, accounting sense, literacy, people skills, public relations proficiency, marketing know-how, negotiating talent – and it helps if you can cook. – William Sitwell, The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out

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 and chefs to enable exceptional rates of promotion from within.

We run open programmes on management and personal effectiveness.

  • Founders Programme – for founders and multi-site operators. Five days over five weeks. £1450.00 prospectus / dates / book
  • Good to Great – for experienced managers and head chefs. Five days over five weeks. £825.00 prospectus / dates / book
  • Building Strong Brigades  – for head chefs and chefs with management potential. Three days over three weeks. £575.00 prospectus / dates / book
  • The Badge –  for chefs and managers new to leadership:  Two days over two weeks. £395.00 prospectus / dates / book

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

Coming up soon:

  • Online Learning Labs

    Tuesdays 2.30pm - 6pm

    Cultivating a Growth Mindset
    20 July or 24 August

    Productivity & Focus – Getting More Done
    27 July or 31 August

    The Climate Lab
    3 August or 7 September

    Tough On The Issues - The Gift of Feedback:
    10 August or 14 September

    Coaching in Bar & Restaurant Businesses
    17 August or 21 September