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Crumpet Consulting

Crumpet Consulting is a full-service consulting and advisory firm providing innovative and strategic consulting to the hospitality industry at large in the US. At Crumpet Consulting, we have an unwavering commitment to mastering the dynamics of the hospitality industry.

With over 30 years of collective experience in restaurant and hotel openings along with revamping struggling or financially distressed operations. Crumpet specialty ranges from concept development, food and beverage strategies, menu development, operational procedures, and staff training.

Crumpets portfolio of clients in Seoul South Korea, Bangkok Thailand, Dubai U.A.E, Tokyo Japan are just part of Our global advisory services.

Culinary Services

  • Menu implementation
  • Food & beverage product development
  • Delivery & catering menu development
  • Menu pricing
  • Food & beverage sourcing and costing
  • Vendor selection
  • Kitchen design & layout
  • Kitchen equipment selection

Culinary Services

Operations Services

  • POS & back office selection
  • Staff recruiting & training
  • Bar & mixology service systems
  • Cash handling procedures
  • Delivery & catering operating systems
  • Manuals, policies, procedures, forms & Checklists
  • Food safety audits & system development

Revamping Services

  • Labor & food cost analysis
  • Rebranding of existing concept
  • Vendor analysis
  • Staff retraining & recruiting
  • Product mix - menu analysis
  • Termination services
  • Executive chef & mixologist consults
  • Industry trends
  • Market analysis

Revamping Services

“Long is the way and hard,
that out of hell leads up to light.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667
Zen in Japan
Music: Noel Gallager's High Flying Birds - Council Skies
Movie: Napoleon- Ridley Scott
Respect to All
Music: The Cure - Pornography
Movie: Tenet - Christopher Nolan
Table Top
PL Table top!
Music: Ladytron-Velocifero
Movie: Death of Stalin- Armando Iannucci
Lumpinee Mauy Thai Stadium
Music: NIN - Not the Actual Events
Movie: Dexter Fletcher - Eddie the Eagle
Sodastream Collaboration
Music: JME - Integrity
Movie: Denis Villeneuve - Sicario
The Elm
We opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Music: Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Movie: Marc Forster - World War Z
To the Bone
Our first book
Music: Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Movie: Marc Forster - World War Z
Our first trip to the Orient - Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul
Music: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Movie: James Bond - Skyfall

A Matter of Taste
The documentary - A Matter of Taste serving up Paul Liebrandt is released on HBO
Music: How to Destroy Angels - Is Your Love Strong Enough
Movie: Steven Soderburgh - Contagion
Two Michelin stars in the Red Guide in our first year!
Location: New York, NY
Title: Chef Owner
Music: Metric - Fantasies
Movie: Zack Snyder - Watchmen
Location: New York, NY
Title: Chef Owner
Music: Ladytron - Extended Play
Movie: Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Location: New York, NY
Title: Executive Chef
Music: NIN - With Teeth
Movie: Mike Nichols - Closer
The Veda Group
Location: New York, NY
Consultant group established.
Music: Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Movie: Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Location: New York, NY
Title: Director of Restaurant
Two Star NY Times
Music: Depeche Mode - The Singles
Movie: Ridley Scott - Black Hawk Down
Three star NY Times - youngest ever at 24 years old. My very first review!
Location: New York, NY
Title: Executive Chef
Music: The Cure - Bloodflowers
Movie: Mary Harron - American Psycho
Bouley Bakery
Location: New York, NY
Title: Sous Chef
Four Star NY Times
Music: NIN - The Fragile
Movie: Wachowski Brothers - The Matrix
Pierre Gagnaire
Location: Paris, France
Title: Chef de Partie
Three Star Michelin
Music: New Model Army - Strange Brotherhood
Movie: Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons
Location: Oxford, UK
Title: Chef de Partie, Two Star Michelin
Music: PCP - The Mover
Movie: Leon Gast - When We Were Kings
Marco Pierre White
Location: London, UK
Title: Commis Chef
Three Star Michelin
Music: Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Movie: Luc Besson - The Professional
Location: London, UK
Title: Commis Chef
One Star Michelin
Music: NIN - Broken
Movie: Bram Stoker - Dracula

To the Bone

Paul Liebrandt and Andrew Friedman
Clarkson Potter, Publisher
Available December 3, 2013

What defines a chef?

Despite the glamour attached to the profession today, a successful life in the kitchen is determined more by sacrifice than stardom, demanding a dedication bordering on obsession, all in pursuit of The Food. In this meditation on the culinary life that blends elements of memoir and cookbook, Paul Liebrandt shares the story of his own struggle to become a chef and define his personal style.

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