Another bright light extinguished

16 05 2012

I am so sorry to hear the news that Logan Square Kitchen (a shared use commercial kitchen facility here in Chicago) will be closing it’s doors June 28th. It’s a disgrace for our city to extinguish the bright, creative energy and talent that flows through this kitchen every week. Entrepreneurs and small business owners have carried this economy the last few years and we should be supporting more incubators like this, not shutting them down.


Wonderful review of our latest restaurant project

16 01 2012

I am delighted that our most recent consulting project for restaurant start-up, Wickets Bar & Grill in Schaumburg, has received a wonderful review in The Daily Herald.

We are so proud of Wickets and look forward to working towards building the business in 2012.  Caterconsult, Inc. continues as the marketing agency and as the general business consultancy.

Wickets Bar & Grill is a suburban sports bar and restaurant with an urban vibe.  Wonderful atmosphere, great food, full service bar and all of your favorites sports on state of the art flatscreen TV’s.

Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood or visit the website for additional info at:



Restaurant Start-up

23 10 2011

The Bears Game is about to start at Wembley so I’ll make it quick today.

I am so delighted to have had the chance to create a fabulous new restaurant on behalf of my clients.  Wickets Bar & Grill is going to come to fruition shortly. We have come a long way baby!  From our initial discussions with the clients almost one year ago to our opening in the next few weeks.

Like so many things that have come before, this project has been both a joy and a challenge.  One of the things I have always loved best about being in the restaurant and catering industry is the reality that every day is different.  I come to the table with a positive spirit and tools of the trade.  Along with my gut instincts, knowledge, experience and a huge base of resources, comes the opportunity for collaboration and cooperation, it’s all good.

Can’t wait to see you all at Wickets, stay tuned.  GO BEARS!