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What's Next for Ned & Kate | Hatch Hospitality Update

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2023

Vancouver, BC - Kate Colley and Ned Bell couldn't be more proud of their roles in launching the wonderful Naramata Inn, a project that was their primary focus from late 2019 to early 2023. Ned shares, "I was honoured to lead our talented brigade over the last three years and look forward to celebrating Naramata and the Okanagan well into the future." The duo remain minority partners in the wine country Inn and will move back to Vancouver this summer.

Kate and Ned own a thriving consultancy - Hatch Hospitality - that has been in operation since 2007. Hatch Hospitality has greatly evolved over the years and focuses on culinary consulting; lifestyle, luxury and tourism marketing communications; destination development and more. Ned will continue his work where his passion lies - in sustainable and thriving food systems - 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 March's Boston Seafood Expo.

Other projects on Ned's immediate horizon include an exciting guest chef collaboration with Eataly, Toronto and a visit with friend and supporter, Marilyn Denis on her long running national talk show. Kate 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.

Both Kate and Ned are excited and open to exploring new projects. Get in touch with us at

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About Hatch Hospitality:

What do you get when you bring together a PR and marketing professional with deep experience in tourism and hospitality, and a top Canadian chef? You get Hatch Hospitality, a one stop shop for PR and marketing communications, culinary consulting and brand partnerships, tourism consulting, hospitality management and more.

Kate Colley and Ned Bell bring a shared love of great food and inspiring travel to the table, and combine it with their proven track record of creating and marketing culinary occasions and travel experiences that memories are made of. The duo are elevated by hospitality and tourism MVP, Krista Lochhead, a proactive and savvy specialist who has been closely involved with every client, project, paragraph of fine print and challenging task that Ned and Kate have taken on in pursuit of their big dreams. Learn more about the team here or visit Connect socially at @hatchhospitality


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