Hospitality Consulting

With 30 years of industry dominant performance in the hospitality trade, Denco Family is proud to now offer a turnkey consulting service wherein clients benefit from a diverse, fresh team of unparalleled leaders in their respective fields.

Rahul Proposal

 Rahul Marwah

Operations Visionary  |  Vice President, Denco Family
Rahul Marwah, a graduate of the Economics program at UCLA, is a second-generation restaurateur and hotelier.  Over his 12-year career, Rahul has personally developed and opened 9 full-service restaurants, 16 quick-serve restaurants, and 2 select service hotels, including a Marriott-flagged hotel.  All of these properties are active, thriving and profitable contributors to his portfolio today.  Rahul is a franchisee of 6 different national brands, and holds several different leadership positions in the hospitality industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Michael Capoferri

Front of House Expert  |  National Bar Director, Denco Family
Mike is a 14-year hospitality-industry veteran, with extensive work experience in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City. After years of bartending in high-end cocktail bars, Mike took a position with Soho House West Hollywood where he traveled with the company to execute their food and beverage outlets at their world-renowned pop-up events such as Art Frieze and Art Basel. Mike then turned to the world of consulting where he focused on curating unique bar experiences and bespoke cocktail programs. His menus and bar programs have been featured on hundreds of news outlets including Fox 5, CBS, USA Today, Bloomberg and the New York Times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Ritu Bio

Ritu Marwah Portugal, Esq.

Human Resources and Legal Guru |  President, Denco Family
Ritu Marwah Portugal graduated from the Annenberg School of Communication at USC and Loyola Law School, and is currently an attorney and principal with Denco Family. Her work experience spans a wide range of industries, including legal, marketing, and advertising with large companies such as BBDO West, MGM, Arthur Andersen, Kal Kan, Oral-B, and Northrop Grumman. Ritu currently oversees all legal affairs and human resources, creating and implementing systems and handling oversight of approximately 1400 employees across various brands.

 

Services


BESPOKE DESIGN
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Our custom-outfitted spaces will create food, beverage and nightlife destinations by driving traffic from both local and tourist demographics. Unique concepts can be designed for all outlets, including rooftop bar and restaurant, banquets areas, lobby bar and in-room dining experiences. We will create the most efficient use of space possible, while value-engineering all construction, design and finishes to ensure cost-efficiency.

MARKET RESEARCH
We will conduct comprehensive research of the target area’s demographics, current offerings and potential competition.
CONCEPTUALIZATION
DD bar drawingEstablishing and capitalizing on a niche in the market by creating a unique and profitable concept.
S.O.P. CREATION
Development of unique standard operating procedures for all outlets including full-service and quick-service  restaurants, in-room dining, bar service and banquet. We will identify accountability-critical control points for revenue collection, inventory management and cost controls.
ACCOUNTING
Creating the foundation for accurate cost-controlling and financial reporting. Identify and generate the G/L accounts necessary to ensure detailed accounting and operational controls.
PROCUREMENT
table settingSourcing of all smallware, china, glassware, utensils, etc. Establishing and maintaining relationships with all vendors, distributors, and purveyors and negotiating terms to maximize cost-efficiency.
MENU ENGINEERING
DD cocktail menuDeveloping cost effective and marketable menus for all areas of concept, including in-room dining, banquets, catering, lobby bar, three-meal restaurant, fine-dining restaurant, full-service bar, etc.
LIQUOR LICENSING
Cocktail Group Final copyRepresentation in community board meetings and assistance in procuring on-premise licensing. Leverage existing relationships with liquor license attorneys and community leaders to improve chances of securing liquor license.
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
1. Staffing
Recruiting, selection, placement and training of management and staff.

2. Implementation of SOP’s
Execution of bar and food menus and all SOP’s. Establish protocols for all FOH and BOH procedures.

3. Administrative Services
Adherence to all local, state, federal laws & third-party agreements (incl. IT, AP, AR, HR and sales).

4. Long-Term Operations
Oversight of day-to-day operations, including revenue and P&L analysis.

The Denco consultants can manage the ongoing operation of any and all concepts they develop, with bespoke operating and reporting methods tailored to each client’s needs.

Our corporate staff of 15 will provide restaurant-specific support services including Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Information Technology and Payroll Services.


The Denco Difference

The Denco Family team combines unparalleled experience and industry leadership with nationally recognized performance.

We have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Now, CBS This Morning, Squawk Box, Bloomberg TV, Late Show With David Letterman, Conan, The Chew and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, New York Daily News, Yahoo!, Eater National, Associated Press Online, Mashable, MSN, CNN Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, GQ, The Chive, Cooking Channel, Gothamist, Vice, Grub Street to name a few. Denco Consulting’s award winning team can make the difference in any hospitality venture.