Food Service Technology in a PAC Setting

As performing arts organizations set the stage for incoming audiences, food and beverage operators are taking their place in the spotlight. Large and small food service operators alike are continuing to roll out their new and improved technological offerings. Digital menus are a must in a multi-use PAC environment. It allows maximum flexibility in making […]

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Salesperson or Events Person? Who to Hire to Run Your Facility Rentals Program

Whether you title the position Director of Special Events, Venue Manager, Sales Director, or Facility Rentals Manager, the person you hire to run your facility rentals program should be a key hire for your organization. The right person can’t be hired without the right job description. Here are some tips to help find your superstar. […]

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How To Make the “Top 10” on Niche and Princeton Review

A prospective student’s (or the prospective student’s parents) first interaction with a college or university usually occurs online. Websites such as Niche and Princeton Review have become a popular and widely used tool by thousands of aspiring college students each year looking for their home for the next four years. A great part about these […]

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Getting Ready to Renew Your College/University Food Service Contract or Go Out to Bid?

Tis the season. No – not that season. It is the season to start thinking about your food service contract that expires in the summer of 2023. While we realize the academic year is just beginning and you are in the thick of it, the truth is a successful renewal or bid process is based […]

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Why Hire a Food Service Consultant?

I was recently asked in a peer review business meeting to discuss JGL’s value proposition. That question prompted some very good internal conversations with team JGL. We routinely run into potential clients who either don’t know enough to know they need a consultant or those who don’t see the value of a consultant. The former […]

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Tips of the Trade to Maximize Earned Income from Food Services, Catering, Event Rental and Retail Stores

JGL Consultants interviewed several aquarium and zoo professionals across the country to learn what practices allow them to best manage and maximize earned income from food services, catering, event rental and retail stores. The institutions we interviewed each had a unique perspective and different approach, yet universally addressed the importance of incorporating their mission into […]

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Thinking about moving to contract operation? Tips for a successful RFP process.

The selection process for a food service vendor in a higher education environment more closely resembles an important hiring decision than a procurement process. After all, the vendor and their employees will be interacting daily with your students, faculty and staff and likely have more touchpoints in an average semester than most of your institutional […]

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Use your Summer Wisely

Those of you who work in a higher education environment probably just breathed a sigh of relief. The academic year is over, students have (mostly) departed campus, the main dining hall is closed, and the start of the next academic year seems a long way off. Think again. As any good business coach will tell […]

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Showcase Showdown

What is a showcase? It is when you throw a party, but in your own honor! It’s when you say to the event world – “Helloooo! We are here, we are hoppin’, and we are the place to be!” Showcases are parties planned by venues to “show off” their venues to potential clients, allowing them […]

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Retail Merchandise Consulting: What We’ve Learned from our Clients

It’s hard to believe it has almost been one year since JGL started offering retail merchandise consulting services! With our dedicated Senior Retail Consultant, John Franzini, we have worked with both past and new clients spanning the museum, zoo, and aquarium worlds. We knew that our experience with food and beverage consulting would be beneficial […]

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