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||Shawee, KS - Kansas City metro
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||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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Need a rice cooker
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Cooking Equipment Reviews 1/11/17 at 7:53am | 8 replies | 155 views
They think they invented the business
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 1/11/17 at 7:36am | 4 replies | 185 views
Chef salary vs hourly
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/11/17 at 7:28am | 13 replies | 475 views
Looking for a type of culinary job that is 9-5 5 days a week.
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in After Culinary School 1/11/17 at 7:16am | 107 replies | 16097 views
Fallacy of Food Cost % and Monthly inventory
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/10/16 at 7:48pm | 26 replies | 843 views
Please critique My Restaurant Idea, Menu, Example Recipes
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/10/16 at 6:59pm | 80 replies | 2290 views
Pricing, food costing, margins, fixed costs, inventory - can I help?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/10/16 at 6:05pm | 26 replies | 673 views
Check it out
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/15/16 at 1:36pm | 0 replies | 120 views
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/24/16 at 2:35pm | 87 replies | 1280 views
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