Stephen Zagor & Tara Berman to Hold Class at Institute of Culinary Education

Dean of the Culinary Management Program at the Institute of Culinary Education, Stephen Zagor and founder of the TaraPaige Group, Tara Berman, will be holding a class tomorrow (January 21, 2017)  at the Institute of Culinary Education. Class will begin at 9a.m. Stephen and Tara will be teaching Opening a Fast Casual or Retail Food Business.  The course will involve developing an overall business plan, understanding the self-serve/fast casual model, finding a location and understanding the lease, designing the business, and all financial aspects of operating a business, advertising and promotion, selling psychology, and knowing the cycle of service for repeat business. Stephen Zagor and Tara Berman both have years of experience and expertise in the industry.  Zagor holds a master’s degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, was manager of hospitality consulting services for the hospitality group of Laventhol & Horwath, and later for Coopers & Lybrand. Tara Berman is the founder and managing partner of TaraPaige Group, a full-service management hospitality firm that specializes in operational strategy, and acts as an outsourced CFO for early-stage and expanding enterprises. Tara has a CPA license, earned an MBA from NYU Stern business school, is a graduate of ICE, and started her tenure in the hospitality industry with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group at The French Laundry. If interested in signing up please click here.

Tiny Titan —Mr. Donahue’s

image.jpgOn first look, Mr. Donahue’s is an absurd idea for a restaurant.It’s a tiny throwback diner counter that seats nine people total, and serves a “meat and three” concept involving a main course, a sauce, and two sides. And the restaurant atmosphere is unique,the lighting has a diffuse, analog softness. The music light, slow and nostalgic. But the food happens to be very good across the board,like roast beef or a nearly filler-free meatloaf of dry-aged beef, both are good main course choice when you come to this restaurant. Mr. Donahue’s probably is not good place for party or celebration something, but if you have wistful moon on that day,I can’t think of a more congenial place to eat well in New York City downtown.

Need more informations about Mr. Donahue’s restaurant, please click here.