From seasoned single unit operators to nationwide chains Chef Consultant Services has a proven track record of success with concepts large and small across North America. Casual diner or hotel fine dining to Ice cream shop or quick service food counters let us be your partner to execute a profitable version in the very competitive restaurant market. Our experienced culinary strategists can help you realize your dreams!
Crafting Menus & Dishes
Do you want an exciting new spring menu using fresh and local ingredients? Need a few new dishes to add some new offerings your core menu. Chef Consultant Services can provide menus, feature dishes, limited time promotional items, or core menu dishes that represent your brand and fit your concept. We can refine or improve current offerings, create efficiencies, simplify or style menus and dishes to maximize equipment use or address specific regional preferences.
Guiding Openings / Relaunches
Renovating or re-launching an existing restaurant is a huge opportunity for you to create a great new first impression. The down time can be a chance to retrain staff, finesse the menu or entirely rework your concept without the pressure of day to day business. Let us help you make a splash, standardize systems, and get it right as the doors open. Our experience in set up,organization and layout are key to your re launch success. We have successfully opened and launched numerous concepts in both Canada and the U.S.A.
Training Culinary Staff
Chefs and kitchen team members are the life blood of any successful restaurant or foodservice establishment. Help your culinary team hone their skills or learn new techniques. Inspire seasoned culinary staff with training, fresh ideas or systems to make their jobs and kitchen operations simpler, smoother and more profitable. We can work with your existing brigade to transform your kitchen operation into something you can be proud to show off to your guests.
Advising on General Strategy
Take advantage of our years of operational experience and use a member of our team to access your restaurant. Let us make recommendations with key take away insights on opportunities on maximizing utilization of equipment, staff, refrigeration and storage space. Have us analyze the foodservice competitors in your market and identify openings for your business to excel. Sometimes even the best operators can benefit from a new perspective.
Implementing Systems & Tools
By implementing procedures, systems, and tools we can reduce slippage or shrinkage and give you more control of your business. Understand your business and areas for improvement with inventory control systems, theoretical vs. actual food cost tracking and labour productivity analysis. We can help you standardize recipes, procedures and systems to maximize efficiency and create consistent repeat guest experiences while maximizing profitability.
Providing Operational Support
Perhaps you’re a long term owner / operator that needs just a little support identifying operational opportunities, efficiencies and profit potential. Maybe you’re a big picture visionary that needs a hands on leader to develop your concept. Operator hand holding is available working with you through every step from kitchen design and construction, supplier and service procurement, to grand opening day with as much or as little support you deem necessary.