How We Can Help

“What We Do page image #1” farmers mkt chalkboardsWe work with restaurants, cafes, consumer package goods companies and all manner of food and beverage organizations that are looking for professional assistance in getting started, growing, diversifying or looking to up their game. Our best clients are hungry. They know something isn’t right and that they could be happier, more profitable, successful and having more fun, but either don’t have the time to stop and figure it or even where to begin.

Culinary Business Strategy fuses decades of expertise in fine food preparation, operational efficiencies, financial acumen, brand strategy and logistical experience to support your business. We roll up our sleeves to provide you with tools to help evolve from where you are today to where you aspire to be tomorrow.


Culinary Excellence

Good food is the heart and soul of your business. Our passion for this business grew out of our love for great food. Our founder is a classically-trained French chef with two decades experience in kitchens around the world. We wouldn’t be here without a passion for good food, and neither would you. Let us help you turn your concept into a delicious and functional menu. Or let us formalize that stunning recipe into a bench-top prototype for commercial use. We have the skills to marry exquisite taste with consistent repeatability within your target food budget.


Branded Marketing

Branding is the perception of and emotional response to your food. It is the conversation that customers are having with each other about your business, and how that spreads. Together, we create a brand platform that resonates with the right customers and creates a relationship with those customers that is visceral, memorable, built on trust and loyalty. By understanding and meeting your customers’ expectations, we increase the likelihood they will visit again and talk about their experience to their family and friends. This is the secret sauce that is your brand value and the key to the success of your business.


Operational Efficiency

Good operational systems are tools to launch you higher. We have extensive experience to bring you reality-based operations solutions that are grounded in a deep understanding of the business and a formal operations education. We can provide you with systems that serve as tools to make your life easier, more efficient and productive with fewer hassles.


Financial Analysis

Understanding concrete financials is integral to a successful business. This understanding, both conceptually and literally, allows you to manage and make data-driven decisions rather than working hard and hoping that it all works out. There is so much more to financial analysis than the bottom line. We can help you understand how you are making money, where you are most and least profitable; provide cost-saving recommendations, and point out revenue generating opportunities.

The 5 R’s

Success can be mystifying and fleeting while running a business with so many moving parts. But it can also be surprisingly simple. We believe it’s the right product, at the right time, in the right place, to the right people at the right price. The 5 R’s.

Success comes when you optimize and align the 5Rs. If your business is struggling, the 5Rs are not working together. We help you find and fix that problem.

 

How Do We Do It

We work closely with you to understand your business and where it might be out of synch. We then create a strategic plan that articulates the specific things that are hindering your success and actions to blow those roadblocks out of your way.