Derek Bradway, a bowling alley owner and business man in Houghton, MI, always dreamed of opening a restaurant and entertainment facility to appease the local population’s and tourists need for leisure and amusement in the area.
Their Need:
Chef Services Group was hired to work within The Mine Shaft’s economic business model to assist in developing a full service casual-themed restaurant.
Primary Services Provided
  • Ideation and direction for menu offerings and layout
  • Standardized recipe development and standardized, interactive recipe manual development
  • Provided customized culinary presentations based on chosen menu direction
  • Initiated and developed relationships with local purveyors
  • Specified and developed inventory of all food items
  • Specified all smallwares, plateware, and flatware
  • Worked with kitchen design team to create functional kitchen design, equipment specifications, and flow
  • Provided Operations Manual based on flow of service
  • Laid out and provided initial training at opening for management and staff
  • Laid out initial set-up of all kitchen stations. Trouble-shoot opening problematic areas.
The Mine Shaft Entertainment Center opened in March of 2008. The facility includes the Rock House Hardwood Grille restaurant, bar and disco, 18 bowling lanes, a state-of-the-art arcade, go-carts and miniature gulf. Business is booming and continues to grow.

The Mine Shaft


The Mine Shaft Case Study