As a new restaurant owner there are many questions I had as I began this incredible journey into the food service industry. Capitol Hospitality provided me with the answers in a timely and professional manner. As Duncan's Famous began to take shape from initial construction until the first customer was served, Capitol Hospitality was there for me, right by my side only a phone call or email away. They provided me with services above and beyond what I had originally hired them for, and that is service you just do not find in this day and age. I would HIGHLY recommend Capitol Hospitality to both new restaurant owners and also to those restaurant owners who have been established for a long time. Thanks Capitol Hospitality!
James Duncan - Owner of Duncan's Famous
Burgers, Dogs and Deli in Linthicum, Maryland
Owning a restaurant was a career change for me. It took only three months of trying to buy a restaurant before I realized that this was not something I should do without guidance. I decided then that if I was to be successful I would need to build a strong team. One call to the Maryland Restaurant Association provided a referral to Capitol Hospitality Solutions (CHS) and we have not looked back.
Peter Yaffe and his team have been there every step of the way drafting the business plan, helping with the concept, and advising me during the negotiating process. CHS’s Executive Chef, Steve Sappe, designed an awesome menu that really captures the essence of where I want to take this restaurant and his expert understanding of the hospitality business ensured that the price points are spot on for the demographics.
Being new to this business I opted to take advantage of CHS’s hands on training program. This training program stems from more than 30 years of experience in all facets of restaurant management and has been instrumental in providing me the knowledge and skills I need to stay ahead of my peers. They not only trained me but the training program included my staff as well. From educating them on the new menu to teaching the art of up-selling product CHS trained it all.
I told Peter when I hired him that my only terms were that he makes me a successful restaurant owner and he continues to go above and beyond to ensure that my terms are met. I look forward to my next project under CHS’s careful advisement.
Scott J. Crivelli - CEO Hill Point Holdings LLC
Owner of Luna Bella Restaurant, Columbia MD
Capitol Hospitality was instrumental in helping me to get my restaurant on track. From the beginning they counseled me on my menu, equipment, staff, food and beverage costs, décor and many other functions of running a restaurant that may otherwise go un-noticed or unattended.
Peter’s business acumen and Steve’s back of the house savvy make them a perfect match to help get all of your questions answered and give you different perspectives as you face challenges in your day to day restaurant operations.
I find them both to be engaging, challenging, and thought provoking and never afraid to tell you how it really is. I would highly recommend them whether you have a start up business or an established one.
Joseph Healy -
The Life of Reilly - Irish Pub & Restaurant