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Brandon ODell


Shawee, KS - Kansas City metro

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About Me:

I am a "young", but experienced restaurant consultant and owner of a home chef service operating in the Kansas City and Wichita, KS metro areas. I operate a blog for both businesses and my consulting blog has many articles that have been republished several places on the web and in two restaurant industry books.

I'm married and have a young son that I love watching grow up. Most of my time is spent running my two small businesses (as with every business owner) and spending time with my family.

My professional background includes early experience as a quick service manager, 10 years of private club experience, college food service, full service restaurant, concessions, catering and resort hotel food service experience.

I have been studying and helping retail restaurants of all types for 12 years, getting into the consulting business by request from past colleagues who went on to own or operate their own food services and started contacting me to help them implement the same systems they saw me design and use as co-workers. Since then, I have helped dozens, possibly hundreds of restaurants improve cost controls and profitability, strengthen their brands, and work their way through many difficult employee issues and business decisions. Along the way, I have been consultant, food and beverage director, concept strategist and chef.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

As with everyone on this site, I love food. I also love wine and get a kick out of finding inexpensive, high quality wines that stack up against expensive wines. I also love to travel with my family.

What I do for a living:

I work as a restaurant and food service consultant and operate a home chef service in the Kansas City and Wichita metro areas.

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What are you growing this year?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in The Chef's Garden 4/17/14 at 5:36pm | 19 replies | 156 views
Trying to decide on the BEST culinary school
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in General Culinary School Discussions 4/14/14 at 7:46pm | 15 replies | 190 views
How many customers should a kitchen be able to handle?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/14/14 at 11:20am | 10 replies | 363 views
What Is The Food Scene Like In Your Town?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/14/14 at 10:16am | 53 replies | 531 views
Enchilada Sauce
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Recipes 4/14/14 at 8:52am | 4 replies | 100 views
Hitting a wall
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/23/14 at 10:44pm | 6 replies | 120 views
Food trailer business ideas?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Catering 3/23/14 at 10:26pm | 1 replies | 67 views
Looking for a recipe idea for Butternut Squash?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/23/14 at 10:10pm | 22 replies | 225 views
Community college culinary program
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Choosing A Culinary School 3/23/14 at 9:53pm | 5 replies | 91 views
freezing breaded chicken and fish
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/20/14 at 8:38am | 3 replies | 118 views


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