• Consulting

    With more than 20 years of food and beverage management experience, we offer professional hospitality consulting services, managed by Chef Lucas Manteca, designer Deanna Ebner, and the Bread+Butter consulting team.

    1. Strategy Assessment

    We begin with an assessment of your current strategy. Whether you are developing a new restaurant or are looking to re-conceptualize an under-performing restaurant, we can help. From menu engineering to management performance, we will identify your business's strengths and weaknesses against the opportunities and threats in your competitive set before developing a project master plan with you through our consultation process.

    2. Consultation Process

    Upon reviewing the strategy assessment with you, we move on to the consultation process, which, depending on your needs, may include:


    • Concept Development
    • Feasibility/Financial Analysis
    • Product Cost Calculations
    • Site Selection
    • Facilities Design
    • Product Procurement
    • Vendor Selection
    • Restaurant Set-Up/Organization
    • Brand Identity or Re-Branding of Business
    • Marketing & Communications
    • Operations/Training Manual Development
    • Food & Beverage R&D
    • Food & Beverage Presentations
    • Wine List Development
    • Beverage Concept Development
    • Menu Optimization/Engineering
    • ‘Working’ Menu Development
    • Pre-Opening/Opening/Follow-Up Support
    • Culinary Mentoring/Training
    • Best Practices Strategic Planning
    • Management and Staff Recruitment
    • Management Training
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