Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Learning, Networking
Former owner of a landmark restaurant and deli in Vancouver, Canada. With restaurant sales staying steady, we expanded our business by developing a Catering & Delivery arm that would go on to account for 70% of revenue. Now I help other companies do the same.
In 2001, I used my Deli as a launchpad to enter the food software business. Now CEO of MonkeyMedia Software, we specialize in commissary, food factory, business-to-business-catering restaurant extensions, as well as food catalog software. All web based solutions.
"Nice post Rod. I really enjoyed both of these speakers as well. I had a great time making this video this year for the Bill Strickland introduction. I'll post it here in case you missed it. Nice to see you there.
I'm looking to leverage an existing restaurant concept through a mobile food truck application. I'm curious if you have any experience in this area? Also, how do you see a commissary being integrated into a multi-unit mobile truck enterprise?
Thx for your comments.
Hello fellow FohBohist! Just introducing myself and saying, add me on as a contact and feel free to take a look at the new column/blog they gave me! Looking forward to knowing you and staying up to date with all your postings.
Thanks for the link/hook up to a new industry network.
I signed up and look forward to connect with others in the industry and on a broader scale.
Have you had some time off ?
Hope you did and enjoyed it.
I was off from Dec 19th to the 5th of Jan with out any real work , just the usual surfing and emailing.
I know we are going to have a super year and we will connect often. Talk to you soon
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