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You want to open a restaurant, café or bar and not sure where to start?
You have a budget and need to know where best to allocate your money?
You want to gain the edge over your competition but don’t have all the tools?

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Positioned at the Forefront of Leading Projects
Around the Globe

Why Choose Us

Hospitality Management Coaching

200+ Hospitality Concepts

Creating Cutting Edge concepts for venues worldwide

Hospitality Management Coaching

$100+ Million Project Investment

We steer the financial modelling to protect your investment

Hospitality Management Coaching

30+ Years Expertise

Sharing insights, Strategies and Actions to set you up for success

Hospitality Management Coaching

Global Brands

Partnerships and Alliances with global brands, master chefs and hospitality pioneers

Hospitality Management Coaching

International Hotel Chains

We curate hotel concepts that enhance your guests experience

Hospitality Management Coaching

Independent Owners/ Investors

We work hand in hand with our clients to turn their vision into reality

About Us

The Cutting Edge Agency takes you on the hospitality concept creation journey leading you through the exact steps to transform your idea, into a living, breathing thriving hospitality business, equipped with the winning edge for success.

Success Stories

Duncan’s expertise and professionalism in the hospitality world are to put it simply, unmatched. Having the pleasure to work with Duncan at MasterChef the TV experience in Dubai, I realized that his power is not just in his experience but in the way he affects people. Bringing the best out of everyone he comes in contact with.

Shaun O’Neale
Owner Larrea Los Vegas, USA - MasterChef US Champion 2016

Duncan is a truly kind and approachable leader. He has extensive experience in the hospitality industry spanning more than 2 decades in large hospitality groups internationally. My experience with Duncan as part of my residency in MasterChef the TV Experience restaurant Dubai was an unforgettable one.


Diana Chan
Master Chef Champion 2017 AUSTRALIA

A world first restaurant experience, Duncan says, ‘why not’?! He literally brought together MasterChef contestants from around the world so we could be face to face, fork to fork, with the people who make TV possible, the passionate foodie viewers.

Elena Duggan
Master Chef Champion 2016 AUSTRALIA

From the outset Duncan was a valuable founding Member of The Global Restaurant Investment Forum.  His connections and enthusiasm were crucial to the growth of the event.  Duncan was a key figure in driving the development of Dubai’s restaurant scene to the next level

Jennifer Pettinger
Founder – Global Restaurant Investment Forum

The talented people who worked with Duncan on bringing MasterChef, the TV Experience to fruition, the project managers, photographers, former contestants of the show, and the brand licensing executives would not hesitate to work with Duncan again.

Duncan’s love for what he does, his ability to jump on a plane and demonstrate how such a TV inspired restaurant can come to life, made the whole endeavour feel risk and hassle free

Banijay Group
Producers of MasterChef TV series

It was my pleasure to work with Duncan and he has proved his superior F&B knowledge on every occasion, His enthusiasm, initiative and leadership as a client and as a consultant has resulted in some extremely successful projects together.

Sarah-Jane Grant
Director - LXA Projects