Jim is a veteran of the restaurant, country club, catering & concert industries offering an expert operational review, club management consulting, foodservice training, and team development.
Key Consulting Services
Restaurant Consulting FOH & BOH Operations
Country Club Consulting
Catering Business Consulting
Management & Staff Development
LOPOLITO HOSPITALITY CONSULTANTS offers a variety of restaurant consulting and private club operations consulting services, including our own “Expense Loss Review” program.
Private Clubs may call upon LHC to work alongside their boards or management team with the intention of learning where the club could benefit from our services. We do not disrupt current management or the operations of a club, but we do offer an outside evaluation to consider alternatives or improvements. Our review services can address any of your concerns, and we understand the privacy of your club and the concern you have for professionalism with staff and membership.
Advancing your restaurant business may include; food and beverage consulting services, foodservice training, a review of procedures, the creation of job descriptions or training manuals, or a complete review to understand the areas deflating your profits. This may be followed-up by implementing management and staff development where necessary.
Our ELR program reviews the operational aspects of your business that you want to learn more about. From this information, we build a report that offers the well-run areas along with the deficient areas of your business. We can also look at cost center variances between money that is currently unsystematically expended on product, services, or equipment, and the expenses going forward upon our review and implementation of practical methods of spending behavior.
Jim has worked as an executive chef and general manager in restaurants, country clubs, and catering with well-known organizations throughout New York. His background includes 12 years in restaurants, 19 years in private clubs, and 10 years in high-end catering and concert production.
Each position transition shaped Jim as someone capable of assessing difficult situations and in turn making his decisions look easy by those watching and learning from him. Jim was a Board of Director for eleven years with the City of New York Club Managers Association as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Public Affairs Chair.
Jim is also a mechanic, which began at an early age on vehicles and airplanes, and this assisted in his extensive understanding of facilities repair and maintenance. He has also coordinated the unification of IT networks and updated POS systems and offers extensive advice in all areas of a hospitality business.
Professional & Other
Jim is a current Board of Director with Dining Safety Alliance. https://diningsafetyalliance.org/
Certified Club Manager, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
Certified Executive Chef, American Culinary Federation (ICA-ACF)
Certified Fire Training-191-Technical Rescue & Rappelling Procedures
Certified in Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Serve-Safe Sanitation Course, Food and Beverage Association.
“Regulating The Food Delivery Market”- Contributing Editor Food Service Daily
“Hospitality Operations-Refrigeration and HVAC Repair Acct.”- Contributing Editor Food Service Daily
“Obstacles”- A LinkedIn & Twitter Article
“Concentrating on Expense Loss”- A LinkedIn & Twitter Article
“Hospitality Operations-Meat Me In Receiving”- A LinkedIn & Twitter Article
“The Dangers of Compromised Restaurant Sanitation”- A LinkedIn & Twitter Article
“Why Consider A Restaurant Consultant” - A LinkedIn & Twitter Article
“Watching The Receiving Department” – Posted on www.scabrou.com