FohBoh partners with best-in-class companies with great reputations. We pride ourselves in who we align with and are grateful for their partnership and support. The following represent our key strategic partners and we are proud to call them our partners.

The Elliot Group, lead by FohBoh Advisory Board member Alice Elliot, is the leading executive recruiting firm for the restaurant industry. Elliot specializes in senior executive recruiting and as such, has significant access to industry leaders. For over 25 years, The Elliot Group has a successful track record of proven leadership and lasting relationships. They are dedicated to Retained Executive Search for the Hospitality, Foodservice, Manufacturing, Retail and Service Industries, working together with companies to build and strengthen leadership teams. Elliot's national practice has been built upon the strong recommendations and referrals that we receive from their clients and candidates.



FoodCalc® LLC was founded in 2003 with a mission to be the gold standard for web-based nutrition analysis solutions. The company has successfully changed the face of the food industry forever by pioneering the use of sophisticated, internet-savvy technology to deliver instant, affordable, accurate and easily accessible nutrition information. Now, food professionals are no longer dependent on expensive and complex options such as laboratories, CDs and third-party consultants. Plus, FoodCalc’s unique web-linked system simultaneously incorporates regulations changes to ensure up-to-date compliance at all times. FoodCalc offers two novel nutrition analysis applications: LabelCalc®, which creates up-to-date FDA-compliant nutrition facts panels for food manufacturers; and MenuCalc®, which calculates the nutrition analysis of recipes for restaurants and chefs.


In 1986, Joni Thomas Doolin founded American Service Management Resources (ASMR), a recruiting and consulting firm specializing in innovative approaches to human resource management. Renamed People Report™ in 1998, the company has earned a reputation in the restaurant industry as a firm with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Committed to helping clients "maintain the balance between people and profits" Joni has continually repositioned the company to meet the changing needs of the hospitality industry.

In 1995, under Ms. Doolin's leadership, the firm entered into an exciting collaboration with human resources and operating executives of six leading chain restaurant companies, to publish People Report™, a quarterly survey designed to competitively report key human resource statistics and trends. Acknowledged early on as an innovative and cutting edge resource, People Report™ was selected in 1996 by CHART (The Council for Hotel & Restaurant Trainers) as a strategic information partner for its members. Joni and crew are among the most active supporters of the restaurant industry, giving back is just in their DNA!

Last updated by FohBoh Dec 5, 2010.




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National News

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Announces CFO Departure in May

The company has commenced a search for Mr. Hope’s successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates. Mr. Hope will assist in the transition of duties to an interim CFO and will remain a consultant to the company through the summer.

Fuddruckers Reenters New York State With Restaurant In Middletown

introduces its first company-operated New York State site today at 340 Route 211 East in Middletown, which is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 60 miles from Manhattan.

Giardino Gourmet Salads Announces Nine Consecutive Quarters Of Positive Comparable Sales

Giardino Gourmet Salads announced that it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales after posting an eight percent increase throughout the first quarter of 2014.

Organic Claims Declining on US Restaurant Menus

According to Mintel Menu Insights, while 'organic' is still the leading ethical claim on restaurant menus, its usage declined 28% between Q4 2010-13.

The Habit Burger Grill Opens Fourth Utah Location In May

The Habit Burger Grill is opening its fourth Utah location on May 1st in Sandy, Utah. The California-based restaurant known for its popular Charburgers opened its first Utah location in Sugarhouse in 2013, and has since expanded to include three more locations.


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TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

TED: Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world - Louie Schwartzberg (2014)

We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

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