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Welcome to Hatch Hospitality

Updated: Jun 6, 2022

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2022

Introducing Hatch Hospitality

New Name, Familiar Faces and Enhanced Expertise in Marketing Communications, Hospitality, and Culinary + Tourism Consulting

Image credit: Jon Adrian and Allison Kuhl

Vancouver/Naramata, British Columbia - What do you get when you bring together PR marketing professionals 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.


Hatch Comms (formerly Colley Communications Inc. - yes it's still Kate and Krista!) is a tourism, hospitality and lifestyle PR agency with offices in Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley. Specializing in luxury hotels, wineries, destinations, restaurants, events, people making a difference in their community and more. We simply love words and delight in creating context that makes your brand soar. Our team has spent decades representing some of the world's most beautiful, delicious and engaging destinations and an impressive track record. Visit to learn more.

*Hatch Comms is currently accepting new clients.

Ned Bell is a well-known Canadian culinary talent who has forged a path as a chef, sustainable seafood advocate, keynote speaker and educator. As one of the country’s leading chefs, he uses his voice, outgoing personality, and indomitable spirit to stand up for the world’s lakes, oceans, rivers, in addition to hyper-local farming sustainability through brand ambassador roles. Based in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, Ned can be found at Naramata Inn as Executive Chef and partner, in Chef Ambassador roles at Ocean Wise and Buy BC, and as a culinary and restaurant consultant at Hatch Hospitality Inc.

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Tourism Consulting

​From working with Canada a la Carte and the BC Wine Institute, Kate expanded her portfolio by overseeing travel and trade media for Tourism Vancouver in the build up to hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Global travels, relationship building and invaluable experiences, including co-creating Dine Out Vancouver, led her to branch out on her own to represent destinations, wineries, luxury hotels, chefs, ingredients and festivals under her agency, Colley Communications - now rebranded as Hatch Comms.

Kate's latest projects includes an exciting, hands-on role as an operating partner in the reimagined Naramata Inn, and lead strategist for Discover Naramata in her role as Board President. Kate and Krista enjoy using all the skills in their toolkit to strengthen and support destinations, to enhance their storytelling and inspire thoughtful growth to the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.

Contact to see if Hatch Hospitality is the right agency for your strategic tourism needs.

Hospitality Management

Kate Colley, Ned Bell and Krista Lochhead have nearly 70 years of combined hospitality, culinary, marketing and tourism experience between them. Ned has a long and illustrious career of building and leading restaurants across Canada, championing sustainable seafood and creating mouthwatering menus that build the bottom line. He's also gregarious, enthusiastic and inspiring. Kate's decades of experience with destinations, luxury hotels and resorts, wineries, restaurants, chefs, executives and head offices have prepared her well as a freelance hospitality consultant. Krista's organizational skills, relationships with media, influencers and VIP's and never-give-up moxie always keep projects on time and on budget.

Kate and Ned are operating partners in their biggest joint hospitality project yet - launching, leading and managing Naramata Inn in British Columbia's incomparable Okanagan Valley.

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Krista Lochhead



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