About

Providing full-service consulting to help restaurants succeed today and during the post-pandemic world

Who We Are

Chef Ventures Group (CVG) is a technology-focused restaurant consulting firm. Our team leverages expertise in digital marketing, finance, technology systems, and operations to help clients maximize restaurant efficiency and improve the bottom-line. Our services are designed to not only help your restaurant survive these hard times but also experience growth.

Using the knowledge gained from years of hospitality experience and running a restaurant in Crown Heights during quarantine, the Chef Ventures Group founding team helps fellow restaurants apply the same formula to experience similar success right now and in the post-pandemic world.

What We Do

With deep connections in the food industry and extensive knowledge of consumer behavior, we provide end-to-end consulting services to restaurants of all types. Our services integrate technology into every aspect of your business including:

  • Digital marketing
  • Operations management
  • Customer experience
  • Cash management

Our expertise technology-focused approach has proven to lead to success at our own restaurant, Island Cz Cafe, where we experienced triple-digit growth in online ordering sales and drinks sales during the middle of pandemic. We tailor-make similar strategies to help our clients experience success too.

Careers

Looking to join an energetic and fast-growing company? The Chef Ventures Group team is quickly expanding. We are now hiring interns, analysts, and associates for both full-time and part-time positions in all areas of focus: finance, graphic design, marketing, technology development, and sales.

My internship at Chef Ventures Group has allowed me to improve my industry research and business strategy skills while increasing my network of restaurant owners.

Chef Ventures Group teaches employees how to become problem solvers, strategic thinkers, and executors in the workplace. Our goal is to help you gain the entrepreneurial expertise to use in your current and future business ventures.

questions

Here’s answers to our most common questions

How can I leverage digital marketing to improve my restaurant's online presence?

Digital marketing improves a restaurant’s online presence by driving traffic using a number of tools, including Search Engine Optimization, Content Creation, Paid Advertisement.

How do I know it’s time to change my menu and what items should I add/remove from the menu?

During the current business climate, it is a necessity that all restaurant make changes to their menus. This includes optimizing items based on sales numbers and current culinary trends.

How do I prepare my restaurant to succeed in the current and post-pandemic business climate?

Achieving success in unprecedented times requires change. Many of our clients have experienced success with online ordering, increased social media marketing, and menu optimization.

How do I measure the return on investment of my digital marketing campaigns?

To measure the success of your digital marketing campaign requires understanding your baseline sales and customer base while also leveraging KPIs to make necessary adjustments.

What do I need to do to establish an effective digital presence for my restaurant?

In order to establish a digital presence that generates both leads and sales, it is important to capture photos of your menu items, establish an online ordering system, and update social profiles.

What steps should I take to prepare for restaurant reopenings in my local market?

Preparing for reopening requires a focused business strategy centered around minimizing food costs and expenses, mitigating rent costs, optimizing the menu, and investing in digital marketing.

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our team

We are experts in growth consulting

Kadeem Clarke
Managing Partner
Juwan Hollingsworth
Partner