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!

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