Our services take just a few days together and we work side-by-side with most teams for one week engagements. Each project is estimated based on your team's specific needs and goals -- contact us to connect and discuss. There may also be opportunities through your vendors and suppliers to cover all our menu consulting fees.
menu engineering consulting
A menu is a reflection of your brand, it is a distillation of your four C's - competencies, costs, culture, and communication. There is no other restaurant with the same products, processes, and staff, as yours. This is true whether you are a global chain or mom-and-pop shop. There is no cookie cutter approach to menu engineering. There is a time-tested and proven process that we have employed throughout the world.
The majority of our clients set aside three to four business days to go through our structured menu development experience. Following the engagement and included in our service, we are available for six-months to fine-tune of your menus.
menu safaris & market research
The fun stuff! Menu safaris are when we get you and your team outside of your four walls and check out your direct competition - be it competition based on price point, physical proximity, or culinary parallels. We take these learnings into consideration when we build your menu. The menu safari can be coupled with digital research on 3rd party platforms and social media. This is summarized in a comprehensive competitive analysis slide deck for your team.
for academia: a dive into menus
This is my way of giving back. Sean will always take the time to connect with students about menus and menu engineering. He has presented to classes at The Savannah College of Art & Design, Cornell University, and more, with enthusiastic engagement from the students each time. When he was an undergrad at Cornell's Hotel School there were so many wonderful guest lecturers and industry leaders and this is Sean's way of paying his gratitude forward to future designers and hospitality leaders.
for vendors: getting on menus
You manufacture a product or have a service that you want to provide to restaurants, hotels, resorts, and other hospitality operations. We help formulate your strategy and fine-tune your value proposition. This can be accomplished either through our consulting process or training workshops with your team.
HOW'S YOUR MENU TODAY?
Free 15-min. Menu Checkup
When was the last time you really stopped to think about your menu? Let's take a look together at your menus to discuss your goals and plans. We'd love to also hear about your food! A quick, 7 Questions About Your Menus enables our team to get up to speed quickly on your restaurant to make the most of our discussion.