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||Shawee, KS - Kansas City metro
|Forum Post Count:
||1 week ago
||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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Kitchens Vs. Unions
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/11/13 at 8:43pm | 11 replies | 243 views
Sterno gel for table service.
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/5/13 at 9:00pm | 5 replies | 114 views
whats your test for line cooks????
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/2/13 at 9:10pm | 28 replies | 2221 views
Why oh why do some customers expect to see the (head) chef at the table???!!!
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/2/13 at 8:58pm | 18 replies | 429 views
Tipping for cater servers
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Catering 4/30/13 at 2:42pm | 2 replies | 69 views
Percentage paid to event planner for bookings?
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Catering 4/27/13 at 8:59pm | 2 replies | 93 views
Job opportunity working with union.
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/27/13 at 8:50pm | 2 replies | 92 views
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/24/13 at 11:08pm | 8 replies | 196 views
going crazy with everyones dietery needs
Brandon ODell posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/24/13 at 10:56pm | 6 replies | 137 views
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