Affiliations

The Chaine de Rotisseurs Dupuis 1248


Foodservice Consultants Society International


Les Order de Toque Blanche International


Scholarship Foundation of Paris, France & Adelaide Australia


Allied Member 2007


Certificat de Master Chef De Ritz-Escoffier

Industry

Market Research

The key to a successful dining program is understanding your customers’ eating habits and preferences and then using this feedback to create venues, menu selections and services that meet and exceed their needs. But many organizations don’t have the time or resources to conduct an in-depth market research on a regular basis.

We can help you gain a more thorough understanding for your customers’ current eating and dining habits through a variety of proven market research tools. We are disciplined, attentive and deliberate regarding the collection of qualitative and quantitative market research data and we use this data to provide you and your organization with an in-depth market analysis as well as to identify new opportunities to increase meal plan participation, customer satisfaction and revenues. We are aware that every application is different and unique. Our zero-based approach assures independent observations, findings, and recommendations that are in your best interest.

Operator Selection Services

One of the most frequently probed questions in the higher education foodservice industry is whether or not dining services operations should be self-operated or contracted out to a foodservice management company. Advanced Foodservice Solutions has helped many clients answer this important question as well as manage the entire RFP process from defining all aspects of a campus-specific dining program to assembling the RFP document to conducting finalist interviews to contract negotiations. As a result of our proven RFP process and our team’s excellent negotiating skills, most of our clients have moved from paying contractors a subsidy to earning more than $1 million in clean commissions each year.

We have successfully facilitated the process of developing RFPs and negotiated contracts for dining, vending/beverage and bookstore services.

Advanced Foodservice Solutions also offers the following operator selection services for Corporate and Contract Foodservice Operations:

  • Program Confirmation/Development
  • Bidder Qualification
  • Request for Proposal Development
  • Management Agreement Draft
  • Pre-Bid Conference Facilitation
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Finalist Interviews
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Contract Compliance Evaluations
  • Annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Strategic Planning

Master planning is an analytical and creative activity that results in a coordinated set of decisions about actions to be taken to accomplish stated goals. Research has shown that the master planning process can yield meaningful benefits to dining organizations that take the time to develop these strategic roadmaps. Our firm has created comprehensive master plans for dining and auxiliary service departments on college campuses across the country including those at large public universities and small private colleges.

Advanced Foodservice Solutions offers the following strategic planning services:

  • Strategic Master Plan Development
  • Conference and Catering Services Review
  • Central Production Studies
  • Phasing Plans
  • Preliminary Space Plans
  • Staffing Matrices
  • Operational Audits
  • Financial Projections
  • Capital Cost Estimations
  • Preliminary Schematic Design Services
  • Time and Motion Studies and Analysis