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Expect to COLLABORATE

Meet the people who drive our company…

 

Kate
Edwards

FOUNDER & VISIONARY
Expert, author, coach and speaker. Kate is the heart of the organization & approaches each client & project with an appreciation for the challenges & joys of leading your own operation.

Carole
Heffernan

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Content developer, strategist, facilitator & standard-bearer. Carole combines her work ethic, empathy & curiosity with an enthusiastic dedication to the
client experience.

John
Cassanos

OPERATIONS EXPERT
Food & Beverage authority, team trainer, builder & stabilizer. An industry pro, John embodies high standards & a generous spirit while improving or launching memorable hospitality concepts.


…And Our Extended Network of Hospitality Consultants

We have a lifetime of associates & collaborators who we partner with & recommend to our clients. These connections help us bring the best to our clients for any project scope.
We take pride in the relationships we continuously foster & serve and work with the best in the business so we can bring the best to you.

 
 
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CONSULTANTS

In order to offer our clients a full suite of services for their new projects we frequently collaborate with other consultants. Our colleagues are experts in various phases of development and have developed various specialties. We make recommendations based on your team and level of experience, and will make introductions to consultants who offer services in finance, build-out, capital raising, bar and beverage, wine, accounting, and HR for a restaurant or any new business.  

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CHEFS

Hospitality entrepreneurs often require the expertise of a knowledgeable chef to create and standardize your unique recipes and set up the systems in the kitchen. An experienced chef consultant can also advise on the design of your kitchen space, train your team and set you up with vendors and inventory management systems. We work with chefs with varied culinary and operational strengths who can help you achieve your culinary vision for your new restaurant brand.

DESIGNERS

The design of your business is crucial to the expression of your brand. Kate Edwards & Company collaborates with and recommends designers who can enunciate your brand using architecture, graphics, packaging, interiors, kitchen, lighting and layout. We work with the designers and specialists who can help make your project shine and operate flawlessly.

 
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VENDORS

Kate Edwards & Company is connected with the most respected vendors that serve the hospitality industry. From tabletop and POS systems to credit card processing, insurance, and liquor license attorneys, to the highest quality food & beverage, KE&C works with the best in their fields.  We are one call away from connecting our clients to the people they need to help operate their businesses daily.