The Fifteen Group – Pre-Opening Consultants
The Fifteen Group is North America’s leading restaurant consulting. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago and a team of the industry’s top personnel, they have been involved in over 50 restaurant openings and over 250 hospitality operations. The company’s primary focus is on implementation and maintenance of disciplined structures and procedures to ensure profit maximization. In essence, they bring fiscal responsibility that is inherent in larger corporate restaurant operations to medium and smaller operations.
David Hopkins, President, The Fifteen Group
David Hopkins is a Restaurant Financial Expert with more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, specialized in working with chefs and restaurant management on menu engineering and systems and procedures to increase profitability. David developed one of the industry’s leading Restaurant Management Software systems: Navigator, which is used to manage the daily operations of restaurants. David’s expertise has been referenced and featured in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Chatelaine, Financial Post, Canadian Restaurant Food service News, Profitguide.com and he is a regular contributor to RestoBiz.ca.
Alex Fraser, VP Western Operations, The Fifteen Group
Alex began his career in one of Canada’s leading wine regions, 25 years ago. As a young Chef, Alex worked in one of Canada’s 4 diamond restaurants, Escabeche, in the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the Lake, studying under a 2 Michelin Star Chef. After graduating from Niagara Colleges Cook II Apprenticeship Program, and satisfying his penchant for cooking, Alex expanded his focus and development to the front of the house operations and has held the positions of General Manager and Director of Operations with Liberty ITM., representing some of the top corporate branded restaurants in Canada. Alex has facilitated the opening of over 35 restaurants throughout Canada, including with world renowned Chef, Wolfgang Puck. In 2006 Alex opened The Vancouver Location to lead The Fifteen Group’s Western operations.