We are hospitality operators based in North East England with predominantly food and drink led venues, currently within BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Eldon Garden. With over a decade's experience in the hospitality industry, we are a well established but growing company with an exciting portfolio of new projects on the horizon.
Fresh Element started life in 2004 as a start-up catering company with one small kitchen, one van and a vision for providing the people of the North East with fresh, natural, local food. This started out as a ‘gourmet ready meal’ delivery service to the busy professionals of Newcastle quayside and quickly expanded into corporate catering, dinner parties and wedding catering.
In 2008 we became the food and drink partner to international art gallery BALTIC. Housed in a former flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC shows an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions by some of the world’s leading artists. The partnership enabled us to open Six, our first restaurant as well as applying the Fresh Element ethos to BALTIC Kitchen and events in the building’s fantastic private hire spaces.
Fresh Element opened Garden Kitchen in Eldon Garden, Newcastle city centre in 2012.
In the summer of 2017 Fresh Element opened the cafe and events spaces at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in rural Northumberland.