Free Resources & Media

I am always happy to share free tips and strategies with you! Check out my recent publications below, many of which are featured on FoodableTV, 'Typsy Hospitality', 'Bar Hacks', and the 'Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News' Magazine - allowing me to be named one of the 'Top 22 Hospitality Influencers to Follow on Social Media" in 2017.

Planning Resources


Restaurant Start-Up SOS.

08-3 Foodable

Are YOU Really Ready?


Business Plans Deconstructed


Developing Your Support Team


How to Choose a Location

Restaurant Start Up Costs

Prepare for Hidden Start-Up Costs

24-2 Foodable

Restaurant Funding Advice


Build Buzz Before Opening


Hiring Your Opening Day Team


Save Time & Money During Start-Up

33-1 Typsy

Why Complete a Feasibility Study?

56-1 RestoBiz

Anatomy of a Business Plan

44-1 Typsy

Developing a Concept Plan

36-1 Typsy

The Cost to Open a Restaurant


Start-Ups. Is The Struggle Real?

20-2 Foodable

Pitching Your Concept to Investors

35-1 RestoBiz

Developing a Profitable Concept

45-1 Foodable

Don't Forget These Fundamentals

34-2 Foodable

Planning Out Your 'Curb Appeal'

Development Resources

52-1 Typsy

Setting Employee Expectations.

48-1 Typsy

Re-Engineering a Menu

41-1 BarHacks

Developing a Beer Program

57-2 Foodable

Restaurant Lighting Strategies

53-4 Foodable

Restaurant Seating Strategies

50-1 BarHacks

Sound Engineering for Bars


Effective FOH & BOH Systems

58-1 Bar Hacks

Bar Security Strategies

4-1 Foodable

Your Supply Chain & Quality Control


Choosing Profitable Equipment

3-1 Foodable

Build Team Experiences

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Defining Your Value Statements


How to Develop Your FIRST Menu

16-2 Foodable

Rock Solid 'Soft Openings'

43-1 BarHacks

Bar Design 101

Other Supportive Resources

39-3 Foodable

Maximizing Restaurant Downtime

26-1 Resto Biz

How to Order 'Like a Pro'

37-5 Foodable

Importance of a Secret Diner

25-1 Resto Biz

Managing Guest Emotions

55-1 Foodable

Creating Brand Ambassadors


Analyzing Local Competition

2-1 Foodable

Collaborating w/ Other Restaurants

51-1 Foodable

Let's Solve the Chef Shortage

42-1 BarHacks

4 Ways the 'Bar & Grill' Can Recover

28-1 Typsy

How to Lower Labour Costs


Restaurant New Year Resolutions

49-1 Foodable

Preparing for Online Ordering

47-2 Foodable

Improving Social Responsibility

46-2 Foodable

Preparing for Growth/Franchising

38-3 Foodable

Living in 'The Moment'


2017 Restaurant Trend Report

1-1 Foodable

Preparing a Restaurant for Summer

46-2 Foodable

Adapting to Market Changes


The 'Top 10' Canadian Whiskeys

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