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INVESTORS' SHARE10/21/2015
  Q: I have a question for you , even though I am not sure if you are the right guy to ask. If you are ...
  A: What would be the role of the sponsor if John put his own money down? I.e. Why would he need a ...
Walk In's9/4/2013
  Q: I am starting a restaurant. The restaurant will focus on noise to tail cuisine. Our aim is to serve ...
  A: I would suggest a dedicated stand up freezer, not a walk-in - you will ALWAYS be needing to keep ...
initial liquor order2/11/2011
  Q: I have been ask by the owner of a new restaurant/bar to provide the initial order for the bar. I ...
  A: first of all, establish the 3 groups of alcohol. 1) Wine - how varied will your wine list be? ...
Pricing for selling recipes to restaurant11/8/2010
  Q: I have been working at a restaurant for a while. Due to sickness, I am no longer able to work. ...
  A: many apologies for the delayed response! Unfortunately, while the recipes may be yours, unless ...
How to store restaurant equipment off site8/28/2010
  Q: How and where can you the properly store restaurant equipment off site? We are remodeling and have ...
  A: Check with local zoning, but I would have to say that as long as there are no hazardous or ...

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Can: Architectural, Interior and MEP Design, including customer count and occupancy for various types of restaurants and bars (take out, high end, etc.) Basic Health and Safety, particularly in the US and Caribbean. BOH design and requirements, including walk-ins and prep areas Can't: Intricacies of day to day pricing, menu planning, food portioning, staffing, wages etc.

Experience

Since graduating university in 1987, I've soley designed or been design leader in over 30 restaurants, bars and food prep facilities, as well as several major hotels around the world, including Jamaica, Bermuda, London-England, and Cancun-Mexico. This includes 2 major supermarkets with full deli and food prep facilities, 6 restaurant 5 star resort hotels, yacht clubs, internet cafes, 3000 capacity nightclubs, and high end residences.

Publications
Contract Lighting Magazine, The Bermudian Bottom Line (Bermudian business publication) The Royal Gazette Several London based journals (it was so long ago, I can't remember!)

Education/Credentials
University of Wales - BA Interior Architecture - Patrick Hannay, course leader

Awards and Honors
Several Best of Bermuda design awards

Past/Present Clients
I'll be happy to give further info if required please feel free to vivit my website at www.jasonjonesart.com

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