The National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show has come and gone to much fanfare. From what I saw and read, the participation was phenomenal. We were able to bring our full consulting team from all of our offices and even made time to break some bread together. This year, I also participated in a panel discussion that explored unit economics and was moderated by Steve Romaniello, managing director of Roark Capital.Read more...
Social interaction is just as important as the food to many restaurant patrons. Restaurant brands support supermarket offerings. Fast feeders have improved their satisfaction rating with consumers. New Barnes & Noble stores will have much larger cafes and menus. McDonalds is stressing urgency over perfectionism. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.Read more...
Georgie Shockey is a veteran foodservice management advisory consultant, and co-principal of consulting firm, Ruck-Shockey Associates, Inc., which focuses on providing insights into new systems and technologies, strategic plans, and implementation of future changes. Georgie has more than 20 years of operational and project experience, including operational review and assessment studies, service integration (multi-service/multi-unit), dining service and meal delivery service programs, oversight reviews, and implementation processes and request for proposal leadership. She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of hospitality management, including the management of daily operations, proposal, contract negotiations and "RFP" processes. Georgie focuses primarily on non-commercial foodservice, with a specialization in college/university and health care facilities. In 2005, Georgie received FE&S' Top Achiever-Consultant Award.
Georgie Shockey: Understanding all areas of the industry and what makes them succeed so that as a consultant, I can use the right resources and make as many “win-wins” as possible.
Georgie Shockey: ...know Neil Armstrong. He bagged groceries for my grandfather in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Georgie Shockey: Catching up on reading anything and enjoying a few hours of no e-mails or cell phones!
Georgie Shockey: It’s hard to name just one, but from a design side I would say JEM or Inman or Rippe or PFDI—all have great vision and support clients like no others.
Georgie Shockey: Someone who is always available to discuss an idea or issue and who gives solid advice, not just what you want to hear.
Georgie Shockey: Stocking produce in the grocery store.
Georgie Shockey: Most definitely yes...foodservice is creative and process-driven at the same time.
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