Celebrating 20 years and 300 concepts globally, cb5 Hospitality Consulting is the established leader in the hotel industry and the go-to firm when a formulaic approach to hotel dining just won’t do.cb5 was created for the sole purpose of developing spirited restaurants and bars for the hotel sector. Bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to handcrafted concepts contoured to each property has been the hallmark of cb5. Having worked with many major hotel corporations, cb5 has assimilated multiple brand ethos and touch points enabling us to create original product that is brand compliant and savvy to market conditions. Full scale food & beverage creations are our specialty including lobby bars, lounges, room. Our scope is comprehensive, from initial market survey and viability to space planning and design. We script custom steps of service, guide kitchen equipment selection, recipe testing and standardizing. We design uniforms, select music, direct lighting, and teach the art of room ambience service, grab & go, etc… with the quintessential three a day restaurant being our hallmark. Marketing support is provided that ties directly to a strong ROI. cb5 maintains the largest industry task force for field deployment and is available on an assignment basis. Being able to distill the essence of why specific restaurant ideas work is a rare talent perhaps second only to the ability to blueprint and scale this “alchemy” into a tangible concept and playbook. The unique team effort at cb5 has mastered this art and are black-belts in their own disciplines much like the morale of the fable we are named after (Five Chinese Brothers) when all working as a single unit... we are invincible.
scopes of services
CULINARYCreate Original Menu Concepts Kitchen Equipment Planning & Layout Recipe Standardization & Blueprinting BOH Hands On Training Detail Plating & Specialty Techniques
OPERATIONSComplete Steps of Service Development cb5 Signature Boot Camp Service Recruit Key Talent Union & Brand Compliant Assimilation Hands on FOH Training & Implementation Maximize Profit & ROI
STRATEGYCompetitive Set & Market Analysis Pricing, Marketing & Brand Support Financial Planning Opening Launch Events Short Term Maximum Impact Plan Long Term Evolution & Growth
BRANDINGMarketing Positioning Awareness Web Search Optimization Defining Brand Identity Mystery Brand Shopping Raison d’ Etre Established & Galvanized
LICENSINGFully Developed Concepts Available Affordable Hands On Implementation Ongoing Field & Development Support Roll Out Capabilities Video Training Platforms
DESIGNConcept Script Interior Design Direction Menu & Logo Graphics Signage Package Custom Uniform Design O,S&E Selection & Sourcing
The Studio A chef masterfully creates original dishes by selecting various ingredients and using his expertise to decide just how much and the nuance of blending it all together to produce a memorable dish. cb5 Hospitality Consulting is a creative think tank that similarly creates one of a kind food & beverage concepts using their vast experience and expertise to craft turn-key food & beverage solutions for the hotel industry. The Lab “The Lab” as we fondly call it, instills innovation including recipe testing, video training production, seminars…and the occasional ping pong tournament. Prototypes Having a working studio to explore ideas in full scale, we have been involved with prototyping innovative methods to improve the guest experience and address the unique and varied challenges that exist within the field. The Field With well worn passports, and an acquired appreciation for airport dining (we know all the air-terminal hot spots globally), we are the Green Berets of the road warrior ranks. There never will be a substitute for boots on the ground implementation as even the best ideas can often be lost in translation. Being adept at imparting our particular skill set and having perfected the “hand off” to the property team… we can seamlessly execute concepts without diluting their nuance. When the program has found it’s groove, we gently slip out the back door but not before leaving a hotline connection that remains intact as we continue to manage an ongoing relationship with our family of clients.