I update or customize menus for both new and existing restaurants with an eye to innovative cuisine and lowering food costs.
Private Chef Services
Having a special dinner? I can help with that. Personal Chef services for as long as you would like, one to several days. Gourmet meals are prepared at your home using the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy a chef prepared breakfast, lunch, dinner, or make it an all-day affair. Your menu can be served family style, buffet, or individually plated.
This option includes Personal Chef services for as long as you’d like where daily meals are prepared at your home. Meals are then packaged and stored with reheating instructions for you to enjoy at your convenience. An excellent service for those who wish to eat healthy, save time, and live better.
Restaurant Openings and Changes of Concepts
Have a great new restaurant idea but need help getting it off the ground? Want to rebrand your existing restaurant or recently purchased establishment? Looking to fine tune your current concept?
Chef Gianfranco has 35 years of experience including opening and changing concepts in restaurants in Italy and the USA. He has increased owner profits by savings in food & labor cost reduction, menu engineering, and raw material supplier procurement efficiencies. We can develop the concept, produce the materials, and train the backhouse team of your dream restaurant
Chef Gianfranco can create special recipes for your restaurant or catering service. He also offers exclusive licenses to certain recipes.
The goal of each restaurant is to build a growing, profitable, and efficient business that benefits the investors, managers, crew and community over the long term. To that end successful restaurant businesses possess a unique blend of creating a buzz in the community and delivering wealth to the owners.
With more than 30 years experience in the restaurant industry we understand how to balance these success factors and create a business strategy that can accomplish both objectives. If you are struggling with either of these components consider asking one of our associates to come and examine your business. Our restaurant turnaround analysis will review:
Conceptual Foundations and Brand Attributes
Food, Beverage, and Labor Cost Management
Food Quality and Service Performance
Vendor Selection and Pricing
Italian Restaurant Advising
Considering moving from Italy and starting a restaurant here in California? Chef Gianfranco is uniquely suited to advising and assisting with this kind of transition. He can help with permits, vendors, the health department rules, etc. and in your own language. A California resident for 20+ years, he himself did the difficult transition from running a restaurant in Italy and creating a successful business here.