Luke Clark (left) with Lisa and Alastair Smith

A catering team which has doubled the turnover at an Essex golf club is taking on a second franchise in Suffolk.

All Caterers Limited are now running the food operation at Newton Green Golf Club.

Alastair and Lisa Smith have had 15 years’ experience catering for golf clubs, including the Army Golf Club in Hampshire – which is now a private members’ club – and a further five years at a club in Sheffield.

During the last five years running the catering set-up at Braintree Golf Club turnover has doubled, and for a spell they also ran the food side at another local course.

Luke Clark, who has been head chef at Braintree, is joining the partnership specifically to lead the business at Newton.

Alastair said: “We have been looking to run two 18-hole clubs on a permanent basis and we think the profile that Newton offers is what we need.  It has the potential to offer its members more, and the recently updated club house is ideal for providing additional functions both in house and to outside bookings.”

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