The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group is a team of skilled industry professionals specializing in restaurant consulting and hotel consulting services with a proven track record of running remarkable restaurants. From brand development, to design, to food development, restaurant start-up and operations management – our depth of experience, collaborative management style and innovative training methods will result in improved performance at all levels
As restaurant consultants who are familiar with all aspects of developing successful restaurants from initial concept to branding to day-to-day operations, we make sure you avoid the common pitfalls that sometimes face new restaurants. Many factors go into a successful eatery, and competent restaurant consultants can help you build on your strengths and brand creating a total dining experience that keeps customers coming back again and again.
Food development and kitchen operations are our passion. When great food and seamless kitchen operations really matter, our depth of experience as Food Consultants and Chefs enable us to smooth out the operations and present recipes that taste great, increase frequency, and create a buzz in the community. As restaurant and hospitality specialists we will help you increase profits while maximizing the performance and growth of your restaurant or hotel food and beverage
Great restaurant brands have unique characteristics that define them. You know what’s special about your brand, but how effectively do you communicate that to your customers? Our restaurant consultants help build and strengthen your brand by emphasizing those unique concept elements that engage guests at an aspirational level. We will create unique brand touch points that inspire and incite enthusiasm through establishing a compelling market position and value proposition. Our firm has been fortunate to support brand transformations for some of the leading hospitality brands in the country.
We believe food is the heart and soul of any restaurant and incredibly important to its success. Great menus and dishes don’t just happen – they are purposely designed to be tantalizing on many levels. As restaurant consultants we know how to craft each recipe to stimulate all zones of the palate, resulting in craveable (we might even say addictive) food offerings. Food is our passion, and as your trusted restaurant consultants we will deliver recipes with bold global flavors and quality ingredients that taste great — a recipe for increasing guest frequency and boosting brand loyalty.
You only have one chance to make a great first impression, so don’t risk it! During start-up, our restaurant consultants evaluate the feasibility of your concept and location to ensure the protection of your investment and increase the likelihood of its profitability. Let us conduct a feasibility study on your location and craft your business plan for your team that will give you the confidence to avoid crucial missteps and financial losses, keeping your restaurant on the pathway to the creation of wealth.
The goal for each restaurant is to build a strong, profitable business that benefits investors, operators, team members and community. With more than 30 years’ restaurant operations experience, our team of restaurant consultants understands how to balance profitability with strong operating results and provide you a strategy to get there. Our restaurant consulting services offer proven best practice solutions to your business.
As restaurant consultants and hospitality industry professionals, we will help you maximize the performance and growth of your restaurant or hotel food and beverage operation. The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group is a group of skilled specialists with expertise in restaurant and hotel food and beverage start-up, feasibility studies, business planning, menu development, recipe development, kitchen operations, restaurant kitchen design, interior design services, restaurant turnarounds, and financial management.