Gilkey Restaurant Consultants

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.

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 operations.


Great restaurant concepts possess unique points of differentiation that define the brand. Our approach in developing yours will be to establish unique concept elements in that engage your 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.

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We believe food is the heart and soul of any restaurant and incredibly important to its success. And we know food does not just happen–it is purposely designed to be that way. Our methodology in developing your menu will be to craft each recipe to stimulate all zones of the palate resulting in craveable food offerings. Food is our passion and as your Food Consultants we will deliver recipes with bold global flavors, quality ingredients that taste great, increase guest frequency, and create brand loyalty.

You don’t need to believe us – simply call for a list of satisfied clients and they will tell you!

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You only have one chance to make a great first impression. During start-up, we will evaluate the feasibility of your concept and location to ensure the protection of your investment. A well-conceived feasibility study and business plan provides your team the confidence to avoid crucial missteps and financial losses. Let us help craft your business plan and feasibility study resulting in the creation of wealth.

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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 we understand how to balance profitability with strong operating results and provide you a strategy to get there. Our consulting services offer proven best practice solutions to your business.

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As restaurant and hospitality 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.

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