Services

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Food Consultants Group members have decades of experience with expertise in virtually every facet of the food industry. This experience, coupled with invaluable key industry contacts, can assist you in meeting your short or long term objectives.

Author/Editor/Writers

Concept/outline dev.
Cookbooks
Copywriting/editing

Accounting

Accounting systems
Cost segregation depreciation studies
Financial reports
Income tax
Internal accounting controls
Tax credit consulting

Advertising

Ad specialties
Agency evaluation & search
Beverage menus
Campaign development
Collateral materials
Custom premiums
Food styling
Direct mail
Hispanic
Local market promotions
Media planning
P.O.P. materials
Promotions
Publicity
Restaurant merchandising
Trade shows

Appliance Testing

Consumer product info.
Product manuals
Testing procedures

Cost Reduction

Business process improvement
Cost of goods analysis
Downsizing
Facility relocation
Inventory decision rules
Labor cost management.
Legal cost control
Manufacturing improvement
Ordering polices
Purchasing & strategic sourcing
Staff scheduling
Traffic and transportation

Distribution/Supply Chain

Advanced planning systems
Buying/purchasing
Decision support software
Facility network planning (SITELINK)
Logistics planning & cost reduction
Product flow improvement
Strategic sourcing/VMI
Warehouse facility design
Warehouse mngt systems (WMS)

Equipment Financing/Leasing

Expert Witness

Restaurant

Food Processing Manufacturing

Automation & control systems
Computer integrated mfgr. (CIM)
Engineering prod. & documents.
Environmental compliance
Expert systems
HACCP
Process engineering
Stat. process control (SPC)
Technical R&D
Total quality management (TQM)

Franchising

Candidate qualification & selection
Convention planning
Franchise business model development
Franchise marketing & sales
Franchise program audit & evaluation
Franchisee regulations
Franchisor/franchisee relations
Program development
UFOC evaluation

General Management

Business dev.
Business plan
Interim management
Organization management

Hispanic Workforce

Conflict resolution
Performance management
Team building
Diversity training

Golf Course F & B

Human Resources Management

Compensation
Conflict resolution
Critical incident debriefing
Employee assistance program
Employee benefits
Employee handbooks
Executive contract hiring
Executive search
Incentive programs
Performance management
Personnel policies & procedures
Recruitment

Information Systems

Customer relations mngt. (CRM)
Hardware/software selection

International

Global expansion
Global market entry
Global sourcing
Country profile
Country opportunity analysis
Foreign market insights
Hispanic
International business plans
International partner search
Strategic business dev.

Internet Communications

E-commerce
E-mail management
Internet marketing
Search engine optimization
Web site design
Web site development
Web site hosting

Kitchen/Residential Design

Legal Services

Advertising compliance
Asset protection
Contracts and compliance
Distribution agreements
Entity formations (LLC,JV.INC)
Food law & regulations
Labeling compliance
Litigation, arbitration, mediation
Mergers & acquisitions
Supply agreements

Management Development

Board of Directors placement
Cross cultural business briefing
Executive coaching
Executive compensation
Executive search
Outplacement counseling
Succession planning

Manufacturing Ops Improvement

Marketing

Branding
Chain promo strategies
Channel evaluation
Cross functional teams
Competitive intelligence
Concept development
Direct mail
Direct response marketing
Hispanic
Ideation
Innovation
Joint marketing alliances
Local store marketing
New market entry
Positioning
Product/menu marketing
Promotion
Redistribution

Marketing Research

Benchmarking
Competitive intelligence
Consumer market research
Economic feasibility
Focus groups
Hispanic research
Market analysis
Market data development
Opportunity analysis
Trade research
Trend identification & analysis

Meeting and Event Planning

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquisition evaluation
Acquisition financing
Acquisition planning
Business finance
Business formation
Business sale
Contract negotiations
Corporate venturing
Divestitures
Due diligence
Funding
Negotiation
Post merger integration
Strategic alliances
Turnarounds

New Product Development

Concept development/ideation
Labeling support
Menu management and development
Nutritional analysis
Process development
Product development
Product test and rollout
Recipe development
Taste testing
Technical R&D
Test kitchen facilities

Nutrition Science

Allergen info
Clinical trials
Educational seminars
FDA/FTC science support
HACCP & microbiology info
Health implications of product
Healthy menu evaluation
Journal document delivery
Ingredient research reviews
Menu/dietetic reviews
NLEA/suplementfacts panels
Nutrient analyses
Probiotics/reviews
Technical communications

On Site Food Service

Feasibility studies
HACCP
Menu reviews/alterations
Recruiting
Regulatory audits

Organizational Development

Cross functional team training
Human resource consulting
Organizational structure

Packaging

Materials testing
Packaging design/graphics
Sourcing
System design

Personal Chef Service

Marketing

Photography

Advertising
Computer image enhancement
Food
Menus/table tents
Training films

Private Equity

Growth/expansion capital
Management buyout
Recapitalization
Shareholder liquidity

Public Relations

Creative ideation
Hispanic
Management
Program dev./exec.
Writing and releases

Quality Management Systems

Restaurant Development

Concept development
Design
Marketing development
Menu development
Operations development
Restaurant row development

Restaurant Facilities Design/Dev.

Facility development
Interior
Kitchen

Restaurant Operations

Drug/narcotic invest.
Labor productivity
Management training & development
Menu analysis
Menu and concept development
Onsite operations
Operational analysis
POS systems
Site selection
Theft, fraud & embezzlement invest.

Retail Packaged Goods

Brand asset development
Consumer promotion
Product planning
Product development/commercialization
Strategic product marketing
Tactical sales execution

Sales

Broker selection, management
Customer development
Distribution sales programs
End-user calls
Ingredient sales
Key account management
Presentations
Sales coverage of:
Full-line distributors
Second-tier distributors
National, regional chains
Specialized foodservice segments
Sales call planning systems
Sales increase
Strategic account analysis

Spokesperson

On-camera, video, TV, radio
Cooking demos
Product demos

Strategic Planning

Corporate
Culture building/development
Distribution
Financial
Information systems
Marketing
Organizational
SWOT analysis
Technical feasibility
Turnaround strategies

Training

Bar management/merchandising
Building effective teams
Communication skills
Diversity
Inventory controls
Leadership
Performance management
Process instrument/controls
Restaurant personnel
Safety training
Sales training
Service standards development

U.S.D.A. Commodity Programs

Commodity integration
EPDS Preparation
K-12 Menus using commodities
Monthly reporting
State agreement preparation

Associate Members – Companies that Support the Food Industry