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how best to enter restaurant biz1/19/2017
  Q: Hope you are doing great and I think you in advance for your time and help. My boyfriend is in the ...
  A: Your question is multifaceted and doesn't have an honest set of straight forward answers because ...
Food Kiosk in Food Court4/25/2016
  Q: I'm looking for a food court space either in mall or university for food kiosk. Ideally, location ...
  A: Well, each location requires a different approach. A location in a mall is relatively simple in that ...
Business cards Dropbox for customers.4/14/2016
  Q: Do you feel it could be useful to have a Central Business cards Dropbox Or on each Dining table for ...
  A: What I would suggest is that you solicit the assistance of an interior designer to help you create ...
Multilingual Restaurant Website.4/6/2016
  Q: Can there be Business Benefits in designing a Multilingual Restaurant Website?. Thanks Prashant
  A: I guess it all depends on your demographic, but if you are building your website in WordPress, there ...
Restaurants rooms sections.3/25/2016
  Q: Do you recommend to have separate three different rooms for customers seating classified as ...
  A: Greetings Prashant, Quite an interesting question... As a vegan myself, I certainly appreciate your ...
Pizzeria build out9/29/2013
  Q: I am planning a pizzeria in California. I found a location that needs a gas line. Apparently the ...
  A: .. It is difficult to say how much it will cost to bring gas into the building. I've run into this a ...
Equipment Type/Cost7/23/2013
  Q: Currently I am focused on equipment type and cost to use in my restaurant. The space is limited in ...
  A: It definitely does sound like a tight space, but I think it is doable based on the equipment and ...
Ratio of food to liquor sales1/14/2013
  Q: First off thank you for taking the time to read this. I am opening a small restaurant in NJ. I will ...
  A: .. I am happy to be of assistance. I am from NJ and would love to hear more about your place. As a ...
Profit12/31/2012
  Q: My question is what percentage for profit is aimed for a 100 seater Indian restaurant. Also should ...
  A: .. Income and expenses would vary from restaurant to restaurant based on a multitude of factors and ...
Equipment Selection5/24/2011
  Q: I'm in the process of picking the equipment for my restaurant and cannot seem to find any comparison ...
  A: There are really no rules of thumb to determine what the best match is of equipment manufacturer for ...
Hotel Development5/23/2011
  Q: I want to renovate a bed and breakfast into a full hotel, but I am not sure if I should offer a full ...
  A: This is unfortunately a question that is very difficult for me to answer without much more ...
Health Department5/23/2011
  Q: I've been told by a friend of mine that I don't need to contact the health department to open up a ...
  A: As a general rule, you should always contact your local health department when starting a new or ...
Coffee Shop Products5/20/2011
  Q: I'm in the process of developing a coffee shop but I'm undecided on which coffee supplier to go ...
  A: For a coffee shop, selecting a primary vendor is one of the biggest decisions that an owner can make ...
Restaurant Size5/10/2011
  Q: I am looking at several locations for my new restaurant and I cannot decide on what size to go with. ...
  A: Yours is a question that is debated by every new restaurant owner. The fear of going large or too ...
Hotel Kitchen Design5/3/2011
  Q: I'm in the process of purchasing an old local hotel and need to gut the kitchen. How can I find out ...
  A: Depending on the level of disrepair the kitchen area is in, you may need to consult several ...
Restaurant Designers4/12/2011
  Q: I'm in the process of starting my first restaurant and I've been told that I need several design ...
  A: Depending on where you are located and on the amount of work that may need to be done to your ...
Restaurant Kitchen Design4/8/2011
  Q: Mr. Cardamone, I was delighted to read more about your background and expertise in restaurant ...
  A: Tetlow, There are really 2 approaches you can take in the process of designing and laying out your ...

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I am thoroughly proficient in all aspects of restaurant and commercial kitchen design, development and operational issues. I am also well versed in all aspects of health department permit submissions.

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I am a classically trained executive chef with over 15 years of restaurant/hotel kitchen operating experience. I am also president of Mise Design Group, LLC a commercial kitchen/restaurant development firm. My firm focuses on and specializes in commercial kitchen design & development, supply and project management as well as operations consulting.

Organizations
The American Institute of Architects The American Culinary Federation The National Restaurant Association

Publications
Club Solutions Magazine http://www.clubsolutionsmagazine.com/?p=2076

Education/Credentials
Alumni of The Culinary Institute of America

Past/Present Clients
Hilton Hotels Worldwide ~ Kampala, Uganda Presbyterian Senior Living (4 properties) ~ PA Siberian Ice Restaurant & Catering ~ Queens, NY Bourbon Coffee, North America (2 properties) ~ NY, MA St Bernards Health & Wellness Center Cafe ~ Jonesboro, AK Sassafras Lounge & Restaurant ~ Bowie, MD Netty Jane’s Bakery & Cafe ~ North Wales, PA MoC MoC Japanese Restaurant ~ Princeton, NJ Newtown Athletic Club Café ~ Newtown, PA LaScala’s Italian Restaurant ~ Moorestown, NJ Birmingham Friends Meeting House ~ West Chester, PA Savory Bakery & Cafe ~ Lansdowne, PA Juice-n-Beans Cafe ~ Hamilton, Bermuda Holy Ghost Orthodox Church Community Center ~ Phoenixville, PA Pirate Pete’s Family Entertainment ~ Marion, IL Calvert Hotel ~ Lewistown, MT Evolution Bistro ~ Chicago, IL Big Vanilla Café ~ Pasadena, MD Fuel Café & Restaurant ~ West Des Moines, IA Fitness Fusions Café ~ Westborough, MA Olde Town Athletic Club Café ~ Warrenton, VA The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw C.C. Café ~ Ann Arbor, MI Breakthru Fitness Center Café ~ Pasadena, CA Metropolis Café & Spa~ Miami, FL Energy Source Café ~ Red Bank, NJ Fresh Fitness Café ~ Ooltewah, TN Breathe Fitness Juice Bar~ Poway, CA Results Fitness Juice Bar ~ Newhall, CA Life Fitness Management Cafe & Juice Bar ~ Cumberland, MD Vida Sports Nutrition Juice Bar ~ Miami, FL WAVE Cafe ~ Vaughan, ON Canada Performax Health & Fitness Juice Bar~ Waldwick, NJ

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