Catering business opportunity for 2024


Sadly our current catering franchisee is standing down after several years of supplying hungry sailors with the fuel they crave and so we are looking for a new caterer to run our fully equipped club galley as an ongoing  franchise for 2024 and beyond.

Details of what is required from any potential franchisee candidate:
  • Current level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety certificate (required before March 2024).
  • Open the galley all day from 9am each Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from end of March to end of October.
  • Open the galley one Saturday per month from 9am all day for our Sail Training programme.
  • Open the galley and offer a post race evening meal (pre-booked) every Wednesday evening from 6pm from May to August.  
  • Open the galley all day for whole weekends for major club events as required e.g. East Coast Piers Race.
  • Open the galley for Cadet Week (beginning of August) – afternoons for tea/coffee/chips/confectionary/ cakes plus two evening meals and all three full weekends of Camping Fortnight (includes Cadet Week plus following week).
  • Able to cater for those members/visitors with specific dietary requirements and allergies.
  • Hold public liability insurance.
The franchisee will have the right of supply of non-alcoholic beverages and food within the main club building at the times and on the dates (some of which are detailed above) mutually agreed between the Club and the Caterer (franchisee).
This is rare opportunity to take on an existing business at minimal initial expense, with an established and loyal clientele. There is growth potential for those who can think outside the box creatively to engage with our club members and visitors from other clubs at events hosted by MSC. The galley facilities are provided at a peppercorn” rent, are well equipped and comply fully with regulations.
As a club we are open to all, very friendly, family orientated, flexible and keen to find the right candidate!
If you think this is what you’ve been looking for then please contact our galley team at with your proposal, qualifications and any questions you may have concerning this rare opportunity.

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Graham is a member of Marconi Sailing Club and sails pretty much anything he can get his hands on !

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