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.
Restaurants and other food and beverage businesses may rely upon our listening skills. We want to hear your concerns and help you address improvement. We offer professional and in-depth consulting and operations evaluation services, food service instruction, recipe costing and menu creation, job description writing, or a complete review of procedures to understand the areas deflating your profits.
Private Clubs may call upon LHC to work alongside their boards or management teams to build upon services that already exist, create new programs, assist with training, or to benefit from our proprietary "Expense Loss Review" program customized to your club needs. We understand that our role is not to disrupt current management or the operations of a club but to offer an outside evaluation of alternatives or improvements for you to consider. Our review services can address any of your concerns, and we understand the privacy of your club and how important our actions need to be with staff and membership.
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. Reach out for more information about our services.
Jim has worked as an executive chef and general manager in restaurants, country clubs, and catering to 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 appear 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