I am Richard Potts, a highly skilled Chef, Consultant, and Solution Specialist.
My passion for assisting clients in developing and achieving their visions has earned me an exceptional reputation in the industry.
As a Restaurant Consultant, I have assisted a diverse range of clients including restaurant owners, hotels, resorts, management companies, and food service entrepreneurs in navigating the complexities of successful restaurant openings and brand redevelopment. I possess extensive experience in all phases of the restaurant's life cycle, from development and concepting to design, opening, redevelopment, and rescue.
My proven track record of achieving local and national accolades for restaurant concepts, coupled with my ability to develop sustainable and effective systems, ensures enduring success for my clients.
I specialize in assisting with specific challenges that your idea or operation may face, including culinary development, concept creation, menu development, food cost control, labor, and budget control, competitive analysis and trend forecasting, P&L management, team building and positive training approaches, creation, development, and execution of brand standards, creating and executing standards of operation, purchasing and receiving systems, implementing effective training systems, implementing effective incentive programs, and developing long-term solutions.
Let us stop making excuses and start developing actionable plans towards achieving your goals. Do not hesitate to reach out to me today to explore the endless possibilities for your business.
Let's Work together to help your kitchen work for you.
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2021 “Good Day Sacramento” with Lori Wallace - Water Front Grille - Concept Partner
2018 YBA Speaker - "The Future of Food"
2016 Methodology, #1 Food Delivery Service in USA- popsugar.com
2015 Gayot Guide, “Best Happy Hour in San Francisco”
2014 Golden Spoon Award” Best New Restaurant, ROUX, Florida Trend Magazine
2014 New York Times, “52 Places to Go in 2014”
2014 USA Today, “Top 10 Foodie Spots in Tampa – Saint Petersburg”
2014 Tampa Bay Times, “Top 50 Restaurants in Tampa Bay”
2014 Wine Spectator, “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”
2013 Tampa Bay Times, “Delicious New Dining @ Rococo Steak”
2013 CNN (Holly Firfer), “A Drive along the Upper Colorado River- Sorrel River Ranch”
2012 Wall Street Journal, “Foragers for Voyagers”
2012 Hotel Interactive, “Food Foraging Fun”
2012 Salt Lake Tribune, “Great Holiday Recipes”
2012 Telluride Inside, “Escape to Luxury in the Desert”
2012 Successful Meetings, “Experience Driven Learning Environments – Sorrel River Ranch”
2011 Orlando Business Review, “Top 10 Upscale Restaurants”
2010 Gayot Guides, “16/20 Old Hickory Steakhouse”
2008 CFHLA Culinarian of the Year
2008 Gaylord Palms Culinarian of the Year
2007 Orlando Style, “Best Fine Dining Restaurant”
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