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Buying/Selling a Business, Career Advancement, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Locavore, Finding a Job, Finding Investors, Franchising, Investing, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, New Locations, Organic Foods, Other
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Filmmaking is a chance to change how we see the world.
Al Cloutier’s writing, directing, and producing experience includes the hospitality industry training film, World Class Restaurant Service and a film on organic gardening entitled Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics . These films have garnered favorable reviews and won Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence at The Accolade Competition, respectively. These two films are currently selling in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, and France. Cloutier’s programs have been broadcast locally on Hawaii television.

In addition, Al has produced several commercials for various businesses in the Honolulu area. As an expert author, he has written several articles on the restaurant business. His ties to the restaurant industry give him a keen insight and natural rapport with many of the interview subjects involved in this project. He is a member of The Independent Filmmakers Alliance, The San Francisco Film Society, The International Documentary Association, The Hawaii Actors Network, and is involved with The Writers Guild Foundation.

His latest film "Lono's Bounty" features farmers and chefs from Hawaii, notably Chef Alan Wong and Chef Ed Kenney, advocating the benefits of sourcing food products organically and locally. Buy the Lono's Bounty DVD at or!
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What is a Guest?


Never underestimate his/her importance!!! A GUEST:

Is the most important person at our place of business.

Is not dependant on us...we are dependent on him.

Is not an interruption of our work...he is the purpose of it.

Favors us with his presence...we are not doing him a favor by serving him.

Is the essential part of our business...without him we do not exist.

Comes to us with their needs... and we must provide and anticipate their… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 9:06pm

Surfing the Waves of Successful Sales!

Catching a great check average is a bit like catching a great wave. First you have know your product (or surf board) and how it will perform, you have to read the customer (or wave), you have to gain the momentum by gaining confidence (paddling), and finally, at that last moment, you have to possess complete confidence to jump up on that sale and close (jumping up and riding it into the barrel).

Restaurants are in the business of sales and providing the service expectations that our… Continue

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 8:48pm

Surfing the Waves of Successful Service!

Service: The manner in which the guest is treated is the practical definition of service. It encompasses the entire experience of the guest from the time they arrive to the time they leave. It represents the feelings they are left with and manifests its self in a memorable dining experience. An experience that they desire to repeat again and again. This is the goal. We are in the business of sales and providing the service expectations that our guests require. We produce our own product on… Continue

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:50am on January 3, 2010, Food on Film said…
Wishing a Happy 2010 to all my FOH/BOH friends!
At 1:35pm on October 24, 2009, Wayne Samiere said…
We have video production in house. Might make it easier to collaberate on a project. let me know what ideas you have.
At 5:07am on September 9, 2009,
Steven A. Johnson
Thank you for your post. Nicely done you muct be doing many things right. Please visit my blog at
At 11:14pm on August 2, 2009,
Paul Paz
Welcome Al....
We look forward to your contributions!
At 10:09am on July 16, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Al,

Welcome to FohBoh, and thanks for the connection. See you around FohBoh! Great blog post by the way.

At 8:00am on July 15, 2009, Patti said…
Hey Al!

Welcome to FohBoh!

Patti xoxo
At 11:59am on July 14, 2009, Food on Film said…

Watch a sample of the World Class Restaurant Service training film from World Class on Vimeo.

World Class Restaurant Service training film on DVD~ buy one DVD and train your entire service staff.

Available for puchase at and !
At 11:55am on July 14, 2009, Food on Film said…
Hi Al,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

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