Why Pestle and Mortar 2020-08-20T02:39:47+00:00


The Pestle and Mortar difference

Many new business owners suffer from being bogged down by hundreds of decisions and details. We’re here to help to realign your priorities and get the bones of your business strong to maximise profitability. Most restaurant consultancies will offer you the world, spruiking their ability to help you choose your bathroom wall paper or the hairstyle you’ll have for your opening, that’s not our game. We’ll make sure you have the tastiest menu, served by the best team, and the most money in your pocket at the end of the day.

The food industry can be cut throat, you’ve got to find a balance of creating amazing food (where most of our energies naturally lie) while ensuring we’re making enough money to enjoy the process

Wayne Farmer, Founder and Chief Consultant




Living in some of the world’s most culinary respected cities, Pestle and Mortar Director, Wayne, has seen the best and worst in the restaurant world. After seeing a gap in the market for quality, fresh and affordable catering Wayne started a successful catering business. Utilising his experience in hospitality training and assessment, running both fast paced hotel kitchens and boutique dining establishments Wayne has turned his hand to helping hospitality business owners set themselves up for success.

Reminiscent of the pestle and mortar, Wayne can help you get the fundamentals right, allowing you to develop the vibrant tastes and offerings of your business.

Let our clients tell you what they think:

  • Pestle and Mortar were instrumental in helping us refresh our menu and train our team to revitalise our café. Wayne went above and beyond and will be a valued consultant for years to come.
    Pommery Café
  • The Pestle and Mortar team came to the rescue when I was opening my latest food venture, although I’m a chef myself it was invaluable to have an outside perspective to drive me in the right direction to make sure there were no inefficiencies in our menu design.

South Coast Catering Collective

Want to know how we can help you succeed? Get in touch.