food forward restaurant consulting

Food Forward Consulting offers a range of services with the necessary tools and expertise to help create and grow your business. We partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and successful solutions. Most of our clients come to us from recommendations; with a growing client list, we let our work speak for itself.



A few of the great companies we work with and what they have to say about us

The Food Forward team operates with a high level of professional integrity and confidentiality, working very efficiently in identifying key issues that need attention assisting us as our organization has grown in several areas pertaining to enhancing our diverse culinary profile and helping us find operational and financial efficiencies at our Toronto properties (Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, and the Drake Commissary). They have been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend their services for any forward-thinking hospitality operators. --- Bill Simpson Chief Development Officer The Drake Hotel


Information coming from Restaurant Metrics and the Food Forward team allowed us to streamline many processes and to analyze how to grow our business with strong financial management.
Laléh Larijani — Owner Operator,
Forno Cultura


Food Forward was recommended by our architect to assist in the design and build out for our new location. Once open we brought them back to implement Restaurant Metrics. With their system were able to reduce our labour cost and inventory consumption by almost 10% in just a few weeks. The program has produced such great results [that] we work with them on month-to-month bases.
Seng Luong — Owner Operator,
Sabai Sabai


The Food Forward team was invaluable in shaping our new Hospitality Services Department at Hart House. We have implemented many of their recommendations and seen results already. I would highly recommend their services and expertize in the field, and are a delight to work with. Nanci and her team are professional, responsive, and creative problem solvers who worked closely with us to develop the unique approach Hart House required. We continue to work with them for all our hospitably needs.

Sherry Kulman --- Chief Administrative Officer, Hart House, University of Toronto


Design Development of Commissary Kitchen, Menu Price Assessment, Production Analysis

Review Operations, Analysis of  Production, Implement Restaurant Metrics®.

Develop Food Services
Menu Engineering, Analysis of Operational and Financial Systems

Design Development of Commissary Kitchen, Facilitate Build, 

Service Flow Assessment 

Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®. 

Design Development, Facilitate Build, Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.

Analysis of Operational Systems 

Menu Engineering

Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.

Analysis of Operational Systems 

Menu Engineering

Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.​

Design Development, Facilitate Build, Equipment Procurement, Service Flow Assessment.

Production Analysis, Review Operational Systems, Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.

Company Restructure of Food & Beverage Services. Implement Restaurant Metrics®.

for Gallery Grill Restaurant and M&E Catering. Facility Assessment, 

Design Development, Facilitate external operator agreement for the new Arbor Room Restaurant


Design Development, Facilitate Build, Equipment Procurement, Service Flow Assessment

Menu Development, review and revise Kitchen Operations

Analysis of Operational Systems 

Menu Engineering

Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.

Menu Engineering, Restaurant Metrics in all locations; Terra, Francobollo, Sarpa, Rusty's

Design Development, Facilitate Build, Implement and manage Restaurant Metrics®.


What we're good at...

We focus on solving some of the critical challenges facing our clients within the restaurant industry both large and small. Our unique and innovative approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. With customized services and solutions, we help our clients achieve their vision, optimize performance and boost productivity, and that translates to great results.

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Expert Guidance

We believe a successful business starts at the beginning with the foundational pieces that build a roadmap for the future. In today’s rapidly evolving environment we understand taking bold chances requires making insightful decisions. Our goal is to guide you through every step. 





Design Build

Integration of Design and Function

Most of our work is in collaboration with some of the best industry experts. Brokering relations with architects, designers, contractors, chefs, and suppliers to assist in facilitating, managing and coordinating all of the moving parts to ensure the build goes according to plan. We help to create and execute every project we take on with insightful time-saving decisions and a commitment to functional design.




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Achieve Your Goals

With over 25 years of experience, capabilities, and expertise we strive to get your business operating at an optimum level. Our combined insights, skills, and knowledge to implement the systems that transform your operation with manageable solutions and sets your restaurant towards a sustainable future.





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Restaurant Metrics®

Manage Costs, Reduce Expenses, Turn a Profit

Keeping our work relevant with our client needs and their areas of challenge, we developed Restaurant Metrics® an online software solution that automatically formulates and manages product inventory, assists in developing recipe costs and generates a proper selling price according to specific target margins, with a desired profit. Restaurant Metrics improves operational processes and your financial outcome. Once implemented, this system will result in a significant net profit increase. 



Food Forward Consulting is a Toronto-based consulting company. Since its inception in 2011 Food Forward has provided consulting services to some of Toronto's best hospitality companies. 
In collaboration with industry experts—architects, designers, builders, and chefs—to provide a full range of services from planning and design, to build, staffing, and operations, Food Forward has been instrumental in successfully delivering value for our clients.  Working to make clear assessments and implement sound strategies that address the issues, unlock insights and challenge the established thinking to drive transformation that enables a business to achieve sustainable growth.
Get in touch, we want to hear from you our initial consultation is free.


Contact Us

Food Forward Consulting
Toronto, ON, Canada  - 1 416 951 2029


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