Solutions for the Restaurant Industry

Q: My family loves my spaghetti sauce, can you help me find a manufacturer to make it for me and sell it?
The short answer is yes, I can. However, I'll have lots of questions for you. For instance, what makes your sauce better and different from existing sauce brands? Are you really ready to go up against "Newman's Own" pasta sauce? TOP
Q: How do I know you will not steal my recipe and my ideas?
While I love developing and launching products, I have no interest in day-to-day, long term management. I discovered this about myself when I ran a lemonade stand the summer after fourth grade. TOP
My business is helping individuals and companies create successful food-related products and ventures. While I am privy to many wonderful ideas, I sign a confidentiality agreement with every client to keep those trade secrets...secret. TOP
Q: Can I find companies online that can manufacture my product?
Yes. Thanks to Google and other search engines, you can find anything online. However, I can save you time and prevent costly mistakes by evaluating vendors from a more objective perspective, and serving as both liaison and advocate with the selected vendors.TOP
Q: Do you charge by the hour or by the project?
It depends on the complexity of the project. If you're a potential client, our first step is discussing your project over coffee. If this complimentary meeting shows that your needs fit my skills, I prepare a written proposal and estimate.TOP
Q: Will you invest your time in my company so I don't have to pay you?
No, sorry! I have this crazy cigar habit that keeps requiring infusions of cash. TOP
Q: Do you work alone?
A: It depends on the project. When the assignment requires additional expertise, I frequently call upon members of my "power team" which includes a food technologist, a dietitian, a package designer, and many co-packers. TOP
Q: How much do you weigh?
A: More than you!!
Q: Do you wear one of those chef's hats when you work?
A: Yes, but only if I'm having a bad hair day or dressing up as the Pillsbury Doughboy for Halloween.
Here's some culinary trivia: The proper name for the white hat is "toque," and some believe that the 100 pleats in the fabric represent the many ways to cook an egg. TOP
Q. Who designed your great website?
100 Monkeys and 100 Keyboards