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Brandon ODell

Location:

Shawee, KS - Kansas City metro

Forum Post Count:

343

Join Date:

8/19/12

Last Online:

on 1/5/16

Culinary Experience

Owner/Operator

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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When did demi-glace lose the roux?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/4/16 at 7:17pm | 66 replies | 1174 views
Line Cook Seeks Information About STL Kitchens
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/4/16 at 7:06pm | 2 replies | 100 views
My restaurant - my rules?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/4/16 at 6:37pm | 35 replies | 693 views
book reccomendations
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/26/15 at 10:08pm | 12 replies | 411 views
It's just not working out
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/26/15 at 9:55pm | 6 replies | 340 views
Kitchen startup and menu planning
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/30/15 at 12:05am | 12 replies | 721 views
Breading falling off chicken tenders.
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/29/15 at 11:43pm | 17 replies | 485 views
Menu substitutions...
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/29/15 at 11:27pm | 21 replies | 470 views
Prepared Pureed Meals
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/29/15 at 11:19pm | 13 replies | 176 views

 

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