Joe Bologna has owned and operated 18 different restaurants over a 45 year period. During that time the majority of the restaurants were Italian themed concepts and catering halls with a couple of sports bars just to do something different. His wide variety of experience other then operating restaurants includes most aspects of the hospitality industry. As the executive chef, he has designed many menu items from scratch in the development of full menus. Mr. Bologna has a particular strength in pairing wines with menu items. He currently consults in wine menu development. On the consulting end of the hospitality business, Mr. Bologna has developed operations manuals that include staff training and food safety, liquor and food cost control, and Standard Operating Procedures as required by the Health Department. Mr. Bologna has also been active in the real estate industry for 15 years. He has provided site acquisition work for restaurant chains as well as represented restaurant owners in both the sale and purchase of restaurant units. It takes someone who knows the business to be able to understand what a restaurant buyer and seller need to support their acquisition or sale process. But beyond everything else, Mr. Bologna brings the honesty and integrity to each deal that makes progress happen!