Hospitality House buys foodservice consulting firm Hicks Design

26th September 2018 (Last Updated September 26th, 2018 12:45)

International hospitality and restaurant services firm Hospitality House (HH) has purchased US-based foodservice consulting firm Hicks Design Group.

Hospitality House buys foodservice consulting firm Hicks Design
Hicks Design offers foodservice design expertise to various restaurateurs and chefs. Credit: Kent Wang.

International hospitality and restaurant services firm Hospitality House (HH) has purchased US-based foodservice consulting firm Hicks Design Group.

The deal expands Hospitality House’s suite of services with the addition of foodservice planning and design from Hicks Design, including food and beverage focused pre-development consulting, real estate services and talent procurement.

Following the completion of the transaction, Hicks Design founder Cody Hicks will join HH’s newly formed division as its managing partner.

Hicks said: “We are excited to become a part of this multifaceted organisation that will provide us a platform to help grow our business.

“Adding an in-house foodservice design team was an organic next step for us. We anticipate growing their business by 400%.”

“We look forward to bringing our talents to centre stage in the hospitality industry and working on world-class projects across the US.”

Hicks Design offers foodservice design expertise to various restaurateurs and chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Todd English, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio.

The company has also worked with major companies including the Culinary Institute of America, Soho House, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Eataly, Google and NBC Universal.

Hospitality House CEO Steven Kamali said: “We strive to make food and beverage integration and activation as simple as possible for our clients.

“Adding an in-house foodservice design team was an organic next step for us. We anticipate growing their business by 400% by engaging in over 50 new projects in the coming year.”

Established in 2001, Hospitality House offers food and beverage solutions to companies in the hospitality and real estate domains. It is headquartered in New York City.