Free 30-Minute Consultatations
Need a quick consultation about some aspect of your business? The Certified Catering Consultants (CCC) will offer free half hour appointments on site during Catersource + The Special Event to address your catering-related challenges, identify your highest value opportunities, and/or help you improve your business and ROI. Because of limited time and space availability, in order to sign up for a complimentary session with CCC please complete the appointment request form below. Please select the consultant and the time slot you would like to reserve. Please note: Time slots may be subject to change. If you have any questions, or would like to make changes to your appointment, please reach out to Lori Vitale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Widely regarded as one of the top experts on the business of catering, Carl Sacks focuses on optimizing financial results through in-depth analysis of the operating results of any caterer. He also focuses on creating value from the assets of a catering company for potential acquisition, and helping with long term strategic planning, including exit strategies. Carl is also an expert on all things catering venue related, from responding to RFP’s to helping with financial justifications for venue projects.
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A highly popular speaker and consultant, Meryl provides her clients with necessary insight and knowledge on all things catering sales related. Her areas of expertise include sales department structure, compensation, sales strategies, and marketing. Particularly during this time of recovery for the industry, her insight is invaluable for all sales driven caterers.
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Bill Hansen is one of the most high-profile caterers in the highly competitive South Florida market. He has enjoyed success in both the on and off premise catering sectors. His long and storied career has led to his current status as the operator of multiple catering brands in the Miami area. He has also authored several catering books, and is a popular speaker at industry events. As a consultant he focuses on helping smaller caterers grow their businesses.
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Chef Peter McCaffrey
Peter McCaffrey has had a long and distinguished career as a catering focused chef, including many years operating one of the most successful caterers in the wine country area of Northern California. He now consults for caterers around the country on all things culinary related. Menu development, staff training, original presentation concepts, and many other areas are among Peter’s specialties. In a competitive market, having a highly regarded consulting chef to assist the in-house culinary team can help differentiate any caterer from the competition
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Anthony is passionate about helping businesses create a culture that allows their team members to thrive and the organization to reach new levels of success. As events come back and businesses rebuild, now is the time to create a culture by design and not one by default. Anthony specializes in heart leadership and management of teams with a focus on operational structure and employee engagement.
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Francisco (Frank) Christian
Frank’s broad skill-set and hands-on experience includes the following areas: enterprise-wide process reengineering and technology implementation, sales force management, inventory and warehouse management, logistics, purchasing, financial analysis and strategic planning—virtually every aspect of running a successful business. His focus is on company mission and vision, while always looking for cost saving and process improvement initiatives to implement as well as new opportunities to create revenue using available resources and talents.
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Lisa has been a caterer for 40 years in San Diego. With an entrepreneurial heart rooted in hospitality, she has created multiple successful catering brands with vertical integration being the goal. From casual Picnic People, to elevated Barbecue with Cowgirlq, and fine dining with Urban Solace, Richards has experience in all aspects of starting, growing and maintaining a catering operation. She is especially knowledgeable about which pitfalls to avoid! Lisa’s consulting services focuses on emerging companies under 3 years old who need a boost to get to the next level.
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