The Cheesecake Factory

Situation: The expert culinary research and development team at The Cheesecake Factory headquarters and Culinary Center in Calabasas CA were in need of help with specialty projects. Their Need: The overall goal was to work with a consulting team that could utilize their experience in industry while understanding technology and having a technical background to [...]

The Cheesecake Factory

Lean Works Case Study

Situation: Peter Roy and Shea Coakley created the Lean Works team to provide a healthier quick service option with less than 500 calories with bold flavor. The idea was to open a new kind of foodservice establishment focused on lean calories without sacrificing flavor where the 1-2-3 menu style would allow customer’s creativity come first. [...]

Lean Works Case Study

Bucu Burger

Situation: Rick and Cathy Ross of Paramus New Jersey was a real estate developer whose wife made killer cups cakes that everyone said you should open a business and sell them. Rick studied hot concepts and identified Shake Shack in NY as one of the area’s hottest new Burger restaurant concepts in the business and [...]

Bucu Burger

Papa Gino’s

Situation: Papa Gino’s Inc. & D’Angelo sub shops- a 400 unit plus quick service restaurant chain, needed a R&D management resource. Their Need: Chef Services Group was hired to manage the menu and product development process for this leading chain leader in the Northeast. Primary Services Provided Bench-top testing of new products Organoleptic review with [...]

Papa Gino’s

Great Harvest Bread

Situation: Great Harvest Bread Company, based in Dillon, Montana, wanted to develop a modular sandwich program that could be implemented into new conceptual design, but be flexible enough to retrofit into existing bakery units. Their Need: CSG was called to utilize and manipulate the existing bread system, add new inventory with minimal impact on spatial [...]

Great Harvest Bread

Panera Bread

Situation: Panera was in need of technical and product review support to develop a new baked goods offering. Their Need: Chef Services Group was hired to conduct a market study on current trends as well as develop a strategy to bring new approaches to current baked goods offerings – and to develop new ones. Primary [...]

Panera Bread

Longhorn Steakhouse

Situation: LongHorn Steakhouse was in need of new product innovation, fresh ideas and culinary muscle. Their Need Chef Services Group was hired to develop innovative steak, Surf & Turf and appetizer Limited Time Offer (LTO) concepts. Primary Services Provided Menu ideation based on current concept and offerings Full culinary presentations with evaluation sheets for LongHorn [...]

Longhorn Steakhouse

Harvard University

Situation: Harvard Dining Services wanted to expand their food court to include a group of diverse and sophisticated food service options for its community. Their Need: Chef Services Group was hired to work within their economic business model to develop 3 cutting edge kiosks from concept to execution, including: Primary Services Provided Design direction Recipe [...]

Harvard University

The Coliseum

Situation: The Coliseum Entertainment Group was a novice restaurant group looking to develop the first of a multi-chain unit of “Entertainment Megaplexes” mixing high-quality food and entertainment. This was to be the first and gold-standard restaurant of the chain, located near Harrisburg, PA. Coliseum Website Their Need Chef Services worked with The Coliseum Entertainment Group [...]

The Coliseum

Oh Boy Diner

Situation: Oh Boy! Diner, a recently opened neo diner located in Groton, Connecticut, was looking to pinpoint some operational difficulties, review their recipes and menu and help to make their operation franchise-able. Their Need: Chef Services Group was hired to do an assessment to and make suggestions to improve and streamline their operations. Primary Services [...]

Oh Boy Diner
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