Owners of prominent Derby restaurants sell up for new venture

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 as offer an exclusive event destination at its new premises, 7 Friar Gate.
Sarah, who seized the opportunity to 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.
The move into full-time catering is a marked step-change for the business duo who benefit from 40 years of catering experience between them.
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!”