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Pi LLC. "Full Circle Restaurant Consulting"

Pi LLC executes ideas and dreams into well developed brands.

Pi LLC. A boutique consulting firm, based out of Madison, Connecticut, committed to the financial success and big-picture growth of hopeful restaurateurs, hospitality professionals, and business owners who compete for market share with major restaurants, hospitality groups, and other restaurateurs.

Pi LLC. executes client ideas, develops ideas, expedites the opening process in a timely and financially-sensible fashion, creates brand strategies, and provides communication solutions for hopeful restaurateurs, hospitality professionals, and business owners. Pi LLC. establishes a brand presence for current and hopeful restaurateurs and business owners that facilitate credibility, sustainability, long-term sales, and measurable returns on investments.

Understanding the high risk of restaurant ventures, especially in this economy and the expanding market leverage of the restaurant industry, Pi LLC. offers consultation, experience, relationships, resources and services that help clients to penetrate this highly competitive marketplace. Pi LLC. gives each of their clients’ special attention and is willing to do whatever it takes in order to help their clients achieve their goals.

Pi LLC. specializes in the consultation of services for new and existing restaurants, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. Primary services include: strategic marketing & planning, Location/site scouting, social media management, menu expansion & development, concept development & implementation, staff training, restaurant design, company expansion, brand development & recognition, networking, business analysis, and the development of business relationships.

Pi LLC. specializes in the consultation of services for new and existing restaurants, bars, lounges, and nightclubs.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the business services that will help them expedite the opening process of the restaurant, expand business, improve operations of existing establishments, and ultimately push our clients to the forefront of the hospitality industry.

Robert Marcarelli

Restaurant Consultant/Broker

Robert Marcarelli is a well-known and respected chef, manager and restaurant consultant known throughout the Connecticut area. He has over fifteen years of hands-on business experience in restaurants, retail, catering, and the hospitality industry and over 20 years in business management. Robert’s experiences of working in the front and back of the house are what give him the competitive edge in our consulting field. Those skills, and specifically, his passion for taking an individual’s vision and developing it into a business plan, design, and brand name, set Robert apart in the industry. That was the driving force behind his past endeavors, including starting Pi LLC. Restaurant Consulting in 2005.
Robert has been personally involved in various complex and of-the-moment hospitality concepts. His experience ranges from quick serve to fine dining, such as: a High Volume Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant, Gourmet Markets, Night Clubs, Banquet Facilities, an award winning Italian Bistro and Wine Bar, Connecticut’s First Green Certified Restaurant, a national known Soda Manufacturing Company, a NY TIMES rated “Excellent” Seafood Restaurant and more.
He brings with him a deep knowledge of current food trends, award winning hospitality and of course, the network of Connecticut’s business leaders, leading Restaurant Groups, and the Industry’s best: Chefs, Managers and Professional Staff he has built lasting relationships with during his years of practice.

Robert is an Associate Consultant Member within the Foodservice Consultants Society International.

 

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Aaron Hall

Restaurant Profit Consultant

Chef by trade for 15 years specializing in on-site restaurant revitalization for small independents to corporate conglomerates.

 

John Brescio

Chef Consultant

Chef John Brescio draws upon his training at the French Culinary Institute and experience garnered at such renowned restaurants as Tavern on the Green and Judson Grill in New York City, and Aux Delices in Greenwich, CT.  John brings with him the knowledge of being  both owner and Executive Chef at Liv’s Oyster Bar for over 10 years. He understands the challenges of offering fine cuisine and the challenges of the costs of doing business in today’s  economy. 

 

Jennifer Pond

Chef Consultant

Chef Jennifer has 20 years in the culinary field and has traveled all over the U.S. working and studying with great Chefs and Pastry Chefs alike. She is very talented and knowledgeable about all types of cuisine, wine and spirits. Chef Jennifer Pond is a graduate from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT.

 “I always create menus based on availability and seasons when creating a menu for a client. I believe it is important to eat with the seasons. It forces you to use your Chef skills”

 

 

Kristen Emanuelson

Food Photographer/Social Media

Kristen’s interest in photography started at a young age when she found her mother’s camera and started taking pictures of all that interested her. This childhood interest quickly turned into a passion and then a career. After graduating school at Central Connecticut State University to study Media Arts she went abroad and toured England, Ireland and Scotland   to expand her portfolio. Upon returning she was hired at Journal Register Company and remained there for several years till she decided to take the next leap and start her own company, Emanuelson Photography in 2007. Kristen’s Portfolio is now expanded to different interest but still holds true to the simple thought of “every picture tells a story”. Kristen Emanuelson is an affiliate of Pi LLC and her food photography is featured in many of our client’s award winning websites and daily Facebook posts that attract thousands of followers. You can see a preview of her portfolio at:  http://www.emanuelsonphotography.com/    

 

 

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