Focus F&B the ability to integrate creative excellence into innovative processes. We have 18 years of professional consulting experience in the restaurant sector, and are well aware of the aspects that impact innovation. We will work with your existing infrastructure and business facilities, and quickly introduce ideas on how to improve processes.
Our goal is to always to create memorable experiences with exceptional quality menu items and curated service in an memorable atmosphere.
Our philosophy is that quality and service create your reputation. Your reputation translates into revenues, and with great systems, your revenues turn into profit.
Our strategy of increasing revenues through reputation, while decreasing costs adds great value to guests, managers, and owners alike!
Russ Blakeborough, Managing Director, has 30+ years of experience advising restaurants. He has provided new strategies and solutions to improve quality, revenues, and systems in all types of establishments, from fine dining to fast-casual. As a Senior Consultant, Russ has experience with concept creation, analysis visits, restaurant-opening strategies, hotel openings, task force assignments, management recruitment, and regional oversight visits. He also has varied experience in restaurants, luxury resorts, casinos, and business hotels in Europe, the Caribbean, and US.
“Russell was approached by us to spend time at a property on numerous occasions that were in need of evaluation to either improve financial performance or the quality of the guest experience. Whatever project Russell was given he was very detailed with constructive and valuable feedback that was easy to implement and that had an immediate positive impact.”
"Russ comes to the table with industry experiences that could help hospitality organizations achieve and exceed their objectives. His expertise in both the heart and front of house operations, gives him a unique advantage in being able to recommend and implement strategies through consultation that would result in quantifiable successes.”
“He is a “thought-leader” who’s constantly launching new initiatives to move operations to new levels. It’s refreshing to work with someone who can do all of this and continue to have success story after success story, and still remain one of the nicest professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
“Russ is a seasoned professional with the experience and ability to build highly effective teams. Russ truly sets the example of authentic hospitality and develops a genuine service culture around him. He is efficient, organized, and has been a wonderful mentor for my professional career.”
“I would recommend Russ for any job that he feels the love to do. Russ has the professionalism and quality every company desires in an employee.Russ makes sure everything is followed through to the very end.
Focus F&B tries to be a positive influence the Food and Beverage Industry by writing thought provoking articles, many of which have been featured in print and online publications, as seen below:
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