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Our Current and Previous Clients

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Casinos

Cypress Bayou Casino and Shorty's Casino  – Charenton, Louisiana  - staff consultant for 16 years.  Started with a small land-based tribal bingo hall in 1993. Designed, constructed property into 2 casinos including multiple restaurants and bars, a world-class nightclub, performing arts center including the following outlets:

Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse - premier Prime Beef steakhouse, wine cellar and cigar room

Café Bayou - regional cuisine serving up to 40,000 guests per month

Loco Mexican Grill and Cantina - classical Mexican cuisine and Margarita bar

Rik Rak - Asian cuisine and sushi

Eddie’s Grill - diner concept for late night hours

Bo-Cat’s - Cajun Bar

Bo-Cat’s Oyster Bar - gulf cuisine

Dogs and Dogs 2 - hot dog stands

Fresh - Gourmet coffee, pastries, beignets, panninis, po'boys and gumbo

Eats - quick service gumbo, pizza, po'boys and local cuisine

The Pavilion - multi-purpose room used for headline entertainment, bingo, private parties and monthly rewards concert banquets, includes full catering kitchen and 4 bars and bingo food outlets

Rox - world class night club including 2 VIP rooms

The Chat Room - employee dining room and patio for 1000+ employees

Mickey’s Bar - concert bar

OTB and Poker Bar - bar for off track betting room and poker room

Buddies - sliders hamburgers

a production bread bakery - producing 10,000+ pieces daily

a production pastry shop

a production butcher shop

a production commissary

multiple service bars

Hotel food and beverage design

Four Bear’s Casino and Lodge  – New Town, North Dakota – design and new opening of tribal casino - Lucky’s Café & The Bridge Bar

Desert Diamond Casino – Tucson, Arizona - retained by the architect for the casino to design the food and beverage operation facilities for the new casino on I-19.

Ohkay Casino - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Operational Assessment to provide new ways to enhance existing food and beverage outlets to increase gaming revenues and reduce costs.

Coushatta Casino Resort - Kinder, Louisiana - Food and Beverage Audit and Assessment; the final report included a large number of operational opportunities for performance improvement were identified as well as suggested direction in re-concepting the outlets to increase the effective capture of gaming revenues. We have recently been retained to review purchasing, acquisition, rebates, cost control and product utilization systems.

Feather Falls Casino - Oroville, California - Consulted as an Associate of Raving Consulting; training in Exceptional Guest Service Program

Dini's Lucky Club  - Yerington, NV - Oldest Family Owned Casino in Nevada - Operational Assessment to provide new ways to enhance existing food and beverage outlets to increase gaming revenues and reduce costs.

Indigo Sky Casino - Wyandotte, OK - Operational Assessment of new casino to provide new ways to enhance existing food and beverage outlets to increase gaming revenues and reduce costs.

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino - Leemore, CA - Operational Assessment - additional project work F&B Training/Guest Service Standards/Department Mission, Financial Analytics Brainstorming, Rebate and Purchasing Programs next steps

Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Milwaukee, WI - Operational Assessment, Department Structure review and review of new hotel opening project

Chain Operators

Rydge’s Hotel Group – Melbourne, Australia – Bobby McGee’s Conglomeration - opening of new restaurant and nightclub during construction labor strike

Bobby McGee’s U.S.A., Inc. – AZ, CA, CO, TX, Hawaii – Embassy Suites - year project to revitalize and re-concept menus and kitchens

Big Four Restaurants – Phoenix, Arizona – Aldo Baldo, Steamer’s, American Grill & The Oyster Grill

Independent Operators

Westworld – Scottsdale, Arizona – Design, equipment acquisition (new and used), construction project coordination, staffing, training and opening of 1000 seat Rattler’s Restaurant and catering commissary, The Barn - a special events banquet facility & catering for The Barrett-Jackson Auction with 100,000 person attendance.

Giant Industries Convenience Store Central Commissary – Albuquerque, New Mexico - opening and training of staff for commissary providing sandwiches and snacks to all fuel centers and gas stations. Project included product delivery service.

Daniel’s Ristorante – Tucson, Arizona - turn-around of Northern Italian fine dining restaurant, installation of cost controls, summer menu program, owner education.

The Pinnacle of Scottsdale Center – Scottsdale , Arizona – Café Saguaro & Jalapeno’s Café. Turn-around of 2 restaurants, bakery and coffee bar outlet in North Scottsdale. Interim management and training of new management. Full control systems and cost controls

Eddie’s Grill and Catering Company – Phoenix, Arizona - multiple projects - including installing cost control systems, recipe control in restaurant and expansion of full catering division.

Thresher’s Restaurant – Neosho, Missouri - concept creation for family restaurant starting from closed restaurant property purchased at auction.  Design and acquisition of equipment via auction, used and new.  Full opening systems and training of owner in operations. 

 Desert Highlands Golf Club – Scottsdale, Arizona - realignment an installation of control systems for new ownership of golf club food and beverage operations including formal dining room, grill room and golf course snack bar.

8700 at the Citadel – Scottsdale, Arizona – 8700 Club & Terrace Café - shoppers reports

The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, Arizona – pre-concept Lon’s feasibility planning

Non-Profit Foundations

Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, Arizona – retained by the Board of  Trustees to conduct a feasibility study regarding opening a full service restaurant at the Garden. Conducted the second phase of research to create conceptual layout and construction plans incorporating "green practices", specified and costed equipment package to arrive at a fund-raising target budget and operator pre-selection.

Catering Companies

Megabite’s Caterers – Phoenix, Arizona - start-up of new catering company specializing in corporate catering and special events. Included staffing training and daily operations, sales, delivery systems. 

Continental Catering – Phoenix, Arizona - project work involving large events including Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and Phoenix International Raceway

Lewis Steven’s Fine Catering – Scottsdale, Arizona - project work involving large events including Phoenix Grand Prix, Arabian Horse Show, Traditions Golf Tournament 

Events with Taste Caterers – Phoenix, Arizona - assistance in start up planning and support of new catering company 

Eddie’s Grill Catering Company – Phoenix, Arizona - multiple projects - including installing cost control systems, recipe control.  Expansion of full catering division.

Fabulous Food Caterers - Phoenix, Arizona - assisting with financial planning for opening of new restaurant at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Corporate Operators

Terravita Country Club – Scottsdale, Arizona – Del Webb Corporation - operations audit and installation of additional cost controls 

Scottsdale Princess Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona - installation of beverage purchasing program and negotiations with liquor suppliers

Big 4 Consulting Group L.L.C. – Phoenix, Arizona – multiple projects

Automated Data Processing (ADP) – Chandler, Arizona - design, equipment and assist new operator in start up of employee dining facility 

Travel Centers

Giant Travel Center – Gallup, New Mexico - Opening and ongoing consulting for Baker’s Hearth Restaurant.  The first major upscale truck stop in the US.  Restaurant with 300+ seats, buffet , full menu and scratch production bakery.  Annual volume $5+ million.

Cool Fuel Industries – Barstow, California – Cool Truck Stop, - turn-around and management assumption while preparing for sale of business.

Bay Cities Travel Center - Tracy, California - design review and concept for new travel center

Airports - Governments

City of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, Arizona – Scottsdale Airport - analysis of food and beverage operations at the airport - reporting to City Council

City of Chandler – Chandler, Arizona – Chandler Airport

 And many others

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