Opening Consultation

Whether you’re drawing up plans, or just need to get the doors open, we have the experience and the knowledge to help guide you through the process. Having been a part of over a dozen opening teams in NYC, Westchester, Boston and London, we can help you navigate the difficulties of an opening or revamp with clearly targeted tasks and goals designed to get you from start to finish.

Low cost, no commitment, targeted tasks & goals

There is no cost for an initial site visit and discussion about your businesses needs. Working with us as an independent contractor, you get the professionalism, knowledge & problem-solving acumen of a top notch executive chef/manager without committing to another salaried position. Depending on your needs, there are several services we can provide:

  • Full Consultation

    • We will sit down and discuss a plan of action to ensure a smooth and successful opening for your business. We will schedule 20-25 hours of on-site consultation work per week, in order to expedite the process of opening, by organizing staff & management with roles & responsibilities; setting clear goals & deadlines; perfecting the menu; practicing & training for proper food handling; and put the finishing touches on both the functional & aesthetic design of the space.

    • A full consultation may include any of the services outlined below, as long as they are done during scheduled hours on-site. Off-site work may be billed separately if required and requested by the client. Phone call, e-mail and text support is included and not billed for.

  • Property Scouting

    • We have a constant eye on the market for new and exciting locations.

    • For information on commercial Real Estate scouting, purchases, sales or leasing, please CLICK HERE for more information and contact info.

  • Kitchen Layout & Design

    • Doing a redesign or starting from scratch? We can help make sure that your kitchen design is flawlessly laid out, functional and within budget.

  • Menu Content & Design

    • Your menu is arguably the most important aspect of your new food business and first impressions are important. Starting with your concept and vision, we can help you to create a menu that will work for your business, your staff and most importantly, your customers.

    • The visual appeal of your menu is almost as important as how appetizing the content is. I’ve worked on dozens of different menu designs over the years and can help you achieve your vision and be ready to go to print before the doors open.

    • CLICK HERE for more info on menu designing services

  • Cost Analysis

    • Have your menu, but need to know how much it costs? Provide us with the data and let us do the leg-work.

  • DOH Walkthrough/Mock Inspection

    • It always helps to have an extra set of eyes, and it doesn’t hurt when those eyes are Serv-Safe certified and have kept dozens of restaurants & bars food safe and DOH compliant.

  • Staff Training

    • Training sessions for both FOH and BOH employees is integral to a successful opening. We will work with you to make sure that all staff is prepared for opening day.

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