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Jody Birnbaum
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • United States
  • Caterconsult, Inc.
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Marcus Guiliano left a comment for Jody Birnbaum
"Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.Chef Marcus Guiliano"
Oct 12, 2012

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State
Illinois
Title
President
Company
Caterconsult, Inc.
Website
http://www.caterconsulting.com
Twitter Handle
caterconsulting
What best describes my company
Casual Dining
Interests
Buying/Selling a Business, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Finding new clients
Personal Quote
Leap and the net shall appear.
Biography
Jody Birnbaum, is the President of Caterconsult, Inc., a Business Management Consultancy, providing core strategies, methods, resources, training and support to entrepreneurs in the catering and restaurant industry. Jody spent twenty plus years in the catering business and was the founder and owner of Pear Tree Catering, Ltd.

As a fellow entrepreneur with a shared sense of risk and adventure, she knows how challenging it can be to keep a business strong and healthy for the long run. Caterconsult, Inc. helps business owners with strategic planning; email, print and social media marketing; website development, search engine optimization; social networking; contact management; software integration; leadership, communication, sales training; staff development, financial management and a host of additional services.

Jody brings a strong and varied skill set to the table as a consultant. She is a focused communicator who listens well and is able to facilitate an effective communication strategy within any organization. Her overall knowledge of the industry and her ability to “look at the big picture” while having an empathic connection to the many members of both the front and back of the house, set her apart in the industry. Jody uses her wicked combination of experience, humor and compassion to build professional and collaborative teams of associate consultants, business owners and their staff.

As an adjunct faculty member at the Culinary School of Kendall College, Jody teaches Introduction to Foodservice Business Planning. Jody designed the course to help students understand the basic business issues impacting most new businesses including start-up expenses, build outs, licensing, insurance, taxes, legalities, menu development, pricing, costing, inventory, human resources, financial management, sales and marketing.

Jody has been an industry speaker and presenter at various catering and restaurant associations, along with local small business and community organizations. Jody has a passion for food & business, and in an ongoing effort to stay on top of the latest trends, she travels frequently, dines out often, and attends many industry-related food shows. Jody has been quoted in North Shore Magazine, The Chicago Sun Times, Catering Magazine, Chef Magazine, The Daily Herald and Catersource Magazine. Jody has also written articles for various industry trade magazines and a local dining guide.
Years in the Industry
30

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At 5:43am on October 12, 2012, Marcus Guiliano said…

Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

Chef Marcus Guiliano

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