STAFF LIST

MEET THE STAFF

Ambere St. Denis

Insurance Broker

With her background in restaurant management, Ambere really understands the unique needs of today’s restauranteur when it comes to coverages and liability exposures. Since she partners with 200+ carriers she is able to exhaustively search and compare options for you so you know you are getting the best for your business!


Misti Cohen

Mystery Shopping Services

EyeSpy provides detailed evaluations (mystery shops), customized training (both FOH & BOH), management coaching and training, operational support and development, health inspection audits, and service support to restaurants, hotels and other hospitality providers. We understand the value of prompt, professional, personal service and work in every way possible to help improve your guest’s experience. Give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your restaurant’s needs and how we may be of support. Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to speaking with you!


Kym Surani

Uniforms

For front of house or for back, we create uniforms under the simple philosophy that the people who prepare and serve food are as much a part of a successful dining experience as the food itself. And that in dining, presentation is everything.


Kurt Lutz

Point of Sale Services

At MICROS, we provide a full range of enterprise applications and information management platforms for table service and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos and other leisure and entertainment businesses. No matter how large or small your operation, our applications are designed to give you the information you need to make your business more successful.


Ronald Taylor

Construction

Ronald L Taylor, President of Terra Nova Industries, is a proven professional in the construction business. He personally oversees the detailed operation of Terra Nova Industries, a full service General Contracting Corporation. Terra Nova has also been recognized for its capability to meet next to impossible deadlines, yet maintain quality workmanship. We have completed over 2,000 projects during the last twenty five years and are currently licensed throughout the United States while our client base continues to expand.

Terra Nova Industries, President

PHONE: (925) 934-6133

WEB: http://www.terranova-ind.com


Casey Stratmeyer

Payroll Services

Being headquartered locally in Walnut Creek, Casey Stratmeyer with Payroll Systems can help Bay Area restaurants identify their needs and comply with local ordinances, specifically HCSO, SF Sick and city imposed Commuter Ordinances. Through their Payroll and Third Party Administration services, Casey helps her clients by tailoring programs to fit the actual needs of each individual client rather than a cookie cutter approach offered by most of the national payroll companies.


Tonya Bellusci

Interior Design

With more than 15 years design experience in hospitality, restaurant, and commercial design in the Bay Area, across the nation, and internationally, Tonya Bellusci is president of Bellusci Design Inc. She has an extensive background in all facets of interior design and has earned a reputation for incredible service and beautiful, award-winning results. Her experience includes collaborative and full-scope projects, including all aspects of design and interior architecture from initial concepts to furniture design, decorative lighting, and material specifications to project coordination, FF&E, budgets, scheduling, installation, and involvement in construction administration. Her experience includes projects with *Starwood Hotels, Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court, JW Marriott SF, E & O Asian Kitchen, District San Francisco, District Oakland, Picán Restaurant, 1515, *California Pizza Kitchen, and *PF Chang’s. To review her portfolio go to http://www.belluscidesign.com


Dava Guthmiller

Graphic Design

Noise 13 is a strategy, branding and design studio specializing in lifestyle industries. Since 2000, Noise 13 has been helping businesses to define their brand and better connect with customers.


Brett DeBari

Customer Loyalty

Mynaw is an exclusive membership currently available in San Francisco. Mynaw was created to bring together restaurants, local merchants, business services and people around neighborhoods. We currently work with all merchants to ensure that the money customers spend stays in the community. Our business model is simple: to reward customers for their loyalty.


Melissa Werner

Architecture, Interior Design

CCS ARCHITECTURE has been specializing in Hospitality Architecture and interiors since 1990. With offices in San Francisco and New York, CCS designs a diverse range of public and private buildings from coast to coast. The firm is most well-known for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, which include LuLu, Rose Pistola, LaMar, Perbacco and Twenty Five Lusk to name a few. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience.


Nicholas Sanderson

Dry Cleaning & Linen Laundry Delivery

Laundry Locker is the leader in linen laundry and uniform dry cleaning delivery service with Free pickup & delivery to most locations. With great service, great quality and low prices, we currently service 700+ businesses, including Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels, salons, just ask our current customers, and they will tell you why you should choose Laundry Locker. We currently deliver to many cities in SF Bay Area including SF, Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville & Berkeley. There are no contracts, plus our customers only pay for what they have cleaned. Ask about our Free 1st order to try us out today.


Manish Champsee

Web Development

Champsee Solutions develops customized, easy to use and maintain websites that target your customer base and help you to grow your business. We create user-friendly content management systems, develop ecommerce platforms, build websites with built-in SEO, troubleshoot, and develop websites that work for you.


Matthew Moseboork

Food Service

Sysco San Francisco is a full line food service provider. Serving restaurants, hotels, schools and commeracy kitchens from Monterey to Eureka.

Sysco San Francisco, District Sales Manager


Melissa Miller

Tabletop Equipment and Supplies

R.W. Smith & Co. has been dedicated to serving the Hospitality Industry for over 75 years. We offer a full spectrum of services, equipment and supplies and we back it all with a team of knowledgeable professionals, each with their own specialty within the field. RW Smith specializes in tabletop settings and helps customers source china, glassware, and silverware to outfit their restaurants as well as back of the house supplies.

RW Smith & Co, Regional Sales Mgr

PHONE: (415) 902-1999

EMAIL: mmiller@rwsmithco.com


Warren Donian

Energy & Utilities

IPA works with new or existing restaurants and hotels to help them save money on a major cost center, natural gas. We also provide a number of other business critical utility services including satellite TV with sports packages for bar areas, phone (mobile + landlines) and Internet options. IPA is a one-stop solution for many utility needs. Whether a restaurant is in the planning stages or already open IPA will evaluate existing utilities and provide recommendations that deliver value, simplify services, save money or both.


Mike Nova

Business Brokerage

Mike Nova brings over 25 years of restaurant/bar industry experience to the SFRCG. He sold his first venture, a catering company in Los Angeles, at age 23 and has continued to work in the challenging food service industry as a manager, corporate trainer and owner ever since. His experience includes the management of restaurants, bars and clubs in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Hawaii. He has been involved with every aspect of operations from marketing and menu development to payroll, staffing, cost analysis and bookkeeping. He now brings his extensive and diverse background in the restaurant industry, his personal experience as a restaurant owner and his intimate knowledge of restaurant development and sales to the SFRCG team.

BlueKey Business Brokerage M&A, Managing Director


Carrie A Peters

Liquor Licensing

Advocate for all matters alcohol beverage related. If you’re opening a bar, restaurant, brewery, or winery, you will need to obtain the proper licensing to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits. I can alleviate the stress and confusion of dealing with the Department of ABC. I manage applications for Original licenses and all kinds of transfers. Call with questions, I love hearing what you’re envisioning.


Kassie

Photography/Design/Arts

Bay Area-based photographer specializing in product, food, restaurant interiors and events.


Marineh Baghdeser

Construction

Marineh has a background in commercial flooring. She works very closely with A&D firms who specialize in restaurant design, restaurant owners, food & beverage directors, and general contractors to specify both front of the house and back of the house commercial flooring. Marineh keeps up to date on upcoming new restaurants and bars. Please ask about Eco-Grip Safety flooring for back of the house flooring needs. Since 1990, Flooring Solutions, Inc. has provided fast, reliable and high quality commercial flooring products throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. As a U.S. Green Building Council Member, we use the most eco-friendly methods to install and recycle the commercial flooring products we remove during our installations.