Five Essential Ingredients for Business Success

Stories & Lessons From Three Of The UK's Greatest Restaurants

by Chris Parker


The lessons revealed through Chris Parker’s unique, two-year study of The Waterside Inn, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Gidleigh Park are of value for anyone wanting to improve the way their organisation operates and the level of success it attains. And for those who are simply passionate about, or fascinated by, great restaurants and great food, this book provides exclusive behind the scenes insights into the people, the places and the processes that are at the heart of these three centres of excellence. Five Essential Ingredients is a storybook and a teaching manual that inspires, challenges, and through a mixture of revelation and discussion, shows just what it takes to excel!

"If you want the insider info, if you want to know more about the people, if you are running or planning to run your own restaurant business, then get this book" - Amazon review

Rights Information

World rights available.

Marketing Information

Five Essential Ingredients has a link with The Diego Masciaga Way, both through the author Chris Parker, and the Waterside Inn which appears in both books.


"A thought provoking read that is both entertaining and educational. Anyone interested in making their way in business, whether in hospitality or any other sector, cannot fail to be inspired" - Caterer & Hotelkeeper

"Engaging and thoght provoking, this book is a vital resource for all entrepreneurs and business leaders aiming for excellence" - Business Matters


"Each of Parker's five ingredients for business success, learnt from top notch restaurants, could be applied to any business. It as revelationary and exciting. A compelling read" - Alan Barnard, CEO, BBM

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 2014
  • English
  • 9781909273412
  • Ebook
  • Primary Price: 3.99 GBP
  • Pages: 224
  • Urbane Publications Ltd
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 216x138 mm
  • Illustration: 0