“Working with Ana was a pleasure. She is very passionate about food safety and is always working diligently to ensure that everything meets both the facility requirements and the audit requirements. Ana is a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable. Contracting for her services was probably the best money my company spent this year.”
Brian Wardle – Nicholas and Company, Food Safety and Security Coordinator
“Lauren is a pleasure to work with. Her industry knowledge, culinary experience, and metric-driven management approach enhances our operational efficiencies and drives a greater experience for the customers we serve. From acquisitions to operations and from cost side economics to menu design, Lauren makes us better in who we are today and who we can become.”
Bradley Berger – Kompass Kapital
“I have known Lauren in several capacities for the majority of my professional time in Kansas City. When she was a sales representative for our produce company I could always count on exceptional customer service and the knowledge that she would go above and beyond to make sure our expectations were met. As a consultant we utilized her expertise for several years. She worked with the management team to increase our profit margin on alcohol and wine by over 18%. When Novel Restaurant transitioned from a ramshackle old house to a permanent structure she was integral in developing systems and networking with peers to ensure that we had a stable well trained management structure and inventory systems.
On a personal level she is someone that I trust unequivocally to have our best interests in mind. She has been there for me through some very trying times and provided a sounding board for reason and forward progress. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.”
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Lauren for 10 years, 4 of which I worked with her directly in restaurant operations. Lauren consistently displays a deep comprehension of operations in regards to recipe development, food costing and quality controls, staffing and labor management, repair and maintenance of restaurant equipment, implementing and upholding food and staff health and safety guidelines and local/national requirements. Lauren also is well versed in Profit & Loss statements, LBW costing, and many other aspects of daily, monthly and yearly overall operations. I have relied on her expertise in many circumstances over the years and greatly value her input on my ongoing projects in the Kansas City market.”
Amber Craig – Summit Restaurant Group
“Working with Lauren was amazing. She’s beyond professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She was able to help make my dream a reality. More than just a consultant she was part of my team. She was a leader when we needed a leader, and a team member whenever we needed that she provided the expert guidance necessary. There are no words to describe how grateful I am to Lauren for everything that she did. She surpassed my expectations of what it means to be a restaurant consultant. She was an integral part of developing and bettering Our Green Affair.
As a person, Lauren is someone who will drop everything she has to help you out. I trust her blindly and know that she has my best interest in mind. Thank you for putting in endless hours, days, and nights of brutal work. Thank you for being the voice of reason. Thank you for grounding me and telling me that everything was going to be okay.”
Jacqueline Gaistman – Our Green Affair