THE Everyman is embarking on a creative process to explore options for the future and is inviting expressions of interest from regional independent caterers and restaurant operators who would like to work with them. Set within the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning building on Hope Street, the current food and drink operations at the Everyman include a Bistro, Street Café, Bar and events business. Alongside the busy theatre programme, it is also home to a wide range of popular music, poetry, spoken word and performance nights including A Lovely Word, Liverpool Jazz Club and Deep Hedonia. Everyman & Playhouse Executive Director Deborah Aydon said: “By the time the autumn season opens, we aim to have a great new model which responds to what we’ve learned over the past two years and offers something really special. We want to see what creative and business expertise might be out there to complement our theatre expertise, but do we want to keep an open mind about the operating model.” The theatre management are seeking partners with creative ideas for the future of the food and drink offer that will complement its artistic ambitions on stage and create a vibrant offer that will act as a destination in its own right. Consideration will be given to proposals expressing interest in all food and drink services as well as alternative management approaches and temporary/‘pop-up’ opportunities. The food and drink offer at the Everyman has a long history and the management remains committed to locally-sourced seasonal food and a great range of drinks, all at reasonable prices. Since the building reopened in 2014 it has also become a vibrant venue for events and weddings and the Everyman have reassured patrons that events will be unaffected while they are seeking a new catering partner and that they are still taking bookings for the future. Individuals and businesses interested in partnering with the Everyman should, in the first instance, contact Paul Smith at Montfort Catering Consultants firstname.lastname@example.org expressing their interest by 8th April 2016.