If you’re a hospitality leader
searching for partners and tools to support your development,
you’ve come to the right place.
We work with industry managers, directors, owners, and entrepreneurs
hungry to create careers and concepts that meaningfully contribute to our communities.
Whether you are...
a humble hometown restaurateur
or a veteran director
a world class chef or
an amateur gourmet aspiring to
open your first restaurant
a bar owner or a retail brand looking to launch an F&B experience
WE EMPOWER FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFESSIONALS TO CRAFT
CRYSTAL CLEAR VISIONS FOR THEIR LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS AND
GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REALIZING THOSE DREAMS.
At Salt & Roe, we offer three distinct development programs to serve our clients.
To learn more, click on the box below that sounds like you.
Scroll down to continue learning about our
three development programs and
apply to coach with us.
In an effort to assess which of our programs and tools might best fit your needs, we ask all potential clients to fill out an application to work together. When you’re ready to apply, click on the appropriate Apply Here program button below to be directed to a 10 question application. After submitting, a member of our team will follow up with you directly via email to share next steps.
LEADERSHIP IS A PRACTICABLE, LEARNABLE SKILL.
As leaders of the lives we conduct, the businesses we run,
the teams we build, and the communities we serve,
it is our responsibility to pursue mastery.
WORKING WITH A LEADERSHIP COACH AT SALT & ROE
HELPS HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS MASTER THE MINDSET TOOLS, HABITS
AND SELF-TRUST NEEDED TO LIVE AND LEAD SUSTAINABLY.
Our Leadership Development Program guides you through the process of identifying opportunities for growth to realize measurable results. Whether you have crystal clear clarity on the personal and professional goals you're reaching toward and are looking for experienced accountability partnership to get you there, or if you feel burnt-out, stuck or altogether unclear on what it would take to imbue your work and life with more meaning, Salt & Roe provides active coaching from hospitality leaders who have walked in your shoes, for hospitality leaders looking to make intentional shifts and disrupt unsustainable patterns, develop daily practices, and learn new tools that support industry professionals in living and leading authentically.
There is no map for successfully leading a life, a team, or a business.
But, there is a compass...and it points true north!
UPLEVEL YOUR LEADERSHIP. GET UNSTUCK.
CRAFT A CLEAR VISION
FOR THE LIFE YOU MOST WANT TO LEAD
AND FIND THE COURAGE TO CREATE THAT REALITY.Work With Us
"On a professional level, I entered this program at one of my lowest and least confident points; very burnt out, feeling like I didn't know how to effectively lead, feeling fairly imprisoned by my work, and feeling very unsure about my path forward. This program not only helped me regain my footing as the owner of my company, but more importantly, reframe how I look at what I do for a living through the broader lens of 'what kind of life do I want to live, and how does my work fit into and support that vision.' I don't have all the answers yet, but this program made me feel equipped to get quiet, listen to, and trust myself as I seek them out."
Sarah Enrico, Owner, Food Gallery Catering, Minneapolis
LAUNCHING A HOSPITALITY BUSINESS IS HARD.
We offer 3 separate coaching tracks for restaurateurs and retailers
looking for experienced guides to help develop and launch new hospitality concepts.
Depending on which stage of the work you are in, we can support you in...
Developing & Pitching your hospitality concept for investment
Implementing & Executing your launch strategy for an on-time opening
Creating a branded Experiential Retail Program that drives traffic to your stores
AS FORMER OWNERS, OPERATORS, AND A RETAIL EXECUTIVE WITH THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF TWO LIFESTYLE BRANDS FOR
MULTINATIONALS UNDER HER BELT, COLLECTIVELY,
WE’VE OPENED MORE THAN 35 CONCEPTS
(SOME MOM & POPS, SOME JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERS...SOME BOTH).
And we literally wrote the book on How to Open a Restaurant!
Download your free copy here.
We know our way around an F&B business plan and we geek out on drafting critical paths. We use our coaching credentials to support creators in developing both the businesses they lead and the high performance skills they need to sustainably run operations that energize them. There is no project too small—nor expansive—we wouldn’t consider, no corner of the world too remote for us to support leaders who share our vision and values for developing concepts that connect us.
PACKAGE & PITCH YOUR NEW CONCEPT,
Work With Us
THEN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
INTO A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH STRATEGY.
"Alison and Kimberly are true masters of their craft. You will receive expert structure, guidance and above all else truly caring, empathetic thought partners who are as invested in your project as you are. You will never feel like they are mailing it in or just trying to get to the finish line. We had instant teammates when we joined Salt & Roe's Concept Development Program. There is no way we would have gotten where we did in 4 months without a program like this being available to us."
Adam Volpe, Owner, Bottle Project, West Palm Beach
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE THE PICTURE WHEN YOU'RE INSIDE THE FRAME.
"Our guest experience is missing the mark and team morale is low."
"It's time to rethink our business but we don't know where to start."
"We're stuck on the turnover treadmill."
WE'VE SAID THESE WORDS OURSELVES.
WE'VE HEARD THEM FROM COUNTLESS CLIENTS.
WE'VE SHARED THESE DESIRES AND CREATED THESE END RESULTS.
AND, WE’VE LEARNED HOW TO SHIFT THEM.
Changing the outcomes you’re experiencing in your business requires an investment of time, resources and strategic thinking. It demands a commitment to digging beneath the surface and looking at the roots of what's present and missing in your operation. At Salt & Roe, we provide experienced hands and outside eyes to support leaders in examining their existing restaurants to make space for what comes next. Our two month Immersion & Discovery process allows us to get in the weeds with you and your leaders before presenting integrated recommendations for growth. The optional second phase of our work together provides you with expertise, coaching, and accountability partnership as you shift forward to implement your new strategy.
GET CRYSTAL CLEAR ABOUT THE ROOT CAUSES OF
THE CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESULTS
YOU’RE CREATING IN YOUR BUSINESS AND
CRAFT A GAME PLAN TO GROW.
If you feel stuck organizationally and need help finding a new path or new way of looking at how your organization could run then Salt & Roe can help you do this. They give you the tools that help you focus on the real issues causing conflict, while guiding and supporting throughout the entire process. Alison and Kimberly have an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience that comes from working in different hospitality models throughout the country. They're compassionate, thoughtful and truly understand the unique skills it takes to lead in our profession. These women just get it.
Ann Kim, Owner, Vestalia Hospitality, Minneapolis
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