Quality First!

Posted:October 29, 2018 | Tags: Fryborg.com

Inspired chefs have a knack for taking great quality products & simple preparations to the next level. Jonathan Gibbons does just this with his newly minted Fryborg Restaurant menu concept. Smack dab in the center of sleepy little Devon, CT lies this storefront sandwich joint worth visiting!

Jonathan’s concept centers on traditional Belgian Frites (classically prepared French Fries in case ya didn’t know), unique sandwich combinations & CT’s favorite smoked sausage, the Hummel’s hot dog!...

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Embracing our Differences

Posted:September 19, 2018

I'm honored to once again serve local CT residents living with disabilities.  The Knights of Columbus will be out in force this weekend raising funds for Sunrise Cottage, St. Catherine's Academy & the Special Olympics.  These charities help people to overcome obstacles that limit their ability to function independently.  Through their works I've come to recognize how much I take for granted every day. Big shout out to Matt Hossan & Brian Martin (center and right of photo) for their energy &...

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Run the Numbers

Posted:July 25, 2018

Excited about my NEW collaboration with Luna Rossa Restaurant & chef Andre Gainer! We’ve partnered to complete a cost, margin & contribution analysis for their Fall menu launch.  Nice to know but not exactly sexy you say?  I’d say launching a NEW menu any other way would be insanity. Here’s why…

• Theoretical plate costs will help Andre identify concerns BEFORE the menu goes live
• The Gross Profit Margin review will confirm menu selling prices are appropriate & deliver the necessary levels...

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Restaurant Consultation- Odeen's

Posted:July 3, 2018 | Tags: Hello Ridgefield

GREAT start to our consultation this week with Hello Ridgefield and restaurant partners Marshall Odeen / John Lloyd of Odeen’s Restaurant & Catering. We’re focusing initial efforts on supply chain optimization, cost management, labor/production modeling & an expanded marketing platform.

Consulting at Odeen's spotlighted some GREAT best practices that ALL operators would be well advised to capitalize on. Here are a just a few:

1. Be passionate about what you do- most of their items are...

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