Cocktail Chef

Pittsburgh's own 
Restaurant Rescue

The fact that restaurants fail at an alarmingly high rate, as 90 to 95 percent in the first year, is actually wrong. According to recent studies done by
Professor Dr. HG Parsa 59% of hospitality facilities fail in the period of 3 years.

Who We Are

As a 30 year restaurant professional, Cocktail Chef offers independent bar & restaurant owners/managers affordable assistance with new restaurant openings as well as makeovers for established businesses. Interestingly, a large number of new restaurant/bar owners have never owned or worked in a restaurant prior to the current venture.Unfortunately, tens of thousands of dollars are spent without ever consulting restaurant professionals. This can be a costly mistake for a large number of new restaurant owners. 

Many inexperienced owners and managers are also greatly unaware of the value of qualified staff. These owners, in most cases, just don't understand that the FOH (Front of House) staff is on the front lines of your business. If you don't take care of your staff, your business will suffer, guests won't come back and your restaurant will struggle to maintain market share. Bad service = no guests. Success in the bar industry has more to do with your staff than it does the decor, which is one of the biggest mistakes made. In this case, "build it and they will come" only works for the first visit. Good service is what will bring them back again and again.

Cocktail Chef Consulting

Service, Food, & Drink Evaluation

An overview of your current situation is needed to isolate any and all issues

Staff Training 

Menu Creation

It all starts with a well trained staff. The more training, the more sales. The more sales, the less likely you are to fail.
A great menu for both food and cocktails is one of the most important element in a guest experience.

Who We Work With

Meet The Team
  1. Steven Kowalczuk
    The Cocktail Chef
  2. Randi Strunk
    Systems Developer
  3. "The Informant"
    Secret Shopper
Get In Touch!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message. We aim to reply within 24 hours.
Full Name