VANCOUVER — Earlier this week, Kate Colley and Ned Bell announced they will be returning to Vancouver to focus on their consultancy, Hatch Hospitality. The husband-and-wife team launched the Naramata Inn back in late 2019, a project that became their primary focus until early this year. Though the duo remain minority partners in the wine country Inn, they will be moving back to Vancouver later this summer.
Hatch Hospitality, which has been in operation since 2007, has greatly evolved over the years and focuses on culinary consulting; lifestyle, luxury and tourism marketing communications; destination development and more. Bell will continue to work as Buy BC Chef Ambassador, Chef Ambassador for the BC Seafood Festival and in a brand new role — board member and co-chair of Sustainability for the Chefs Table Society. He’ll be back on the sustainable seafood circuit starting with the Boston Seafood Expo this month.
Other projects on Bell’s immediate horizon include an exciting guest chef collaboration with Eataly, Toronto and a visit with friend and supporter, Marilyn Dennis on her national talk show. Colley will continue to lead marketing communications efforts at the Inn, along with her roster of tourism, lifestyle and luxury clients across the Okanagan, Vancouver and globally.