2023 Financial Engineering Workshop

Monday January 23rd & Tuesday the 24th


Presents:   2023 Financial Forecasting Workshop for Restaurants & Take-out Food Southside Operators

Cost: Free! 

We are bringing in consultants from California and wanted everyone to benefit from the in-person opportunity, so we are consolidating the workshop into just Monday and Tuesday, January 23rd & 24th.


This is going to be a really helpful workshop with profit impacts in your business almost immediately.  Let your restaurant friends know to join in.  Any South Side restaurant.

Session 1

                             Monday, January 23, 9:00am – 4:00pm

                             Tuesday 24th , 9:00 – 1:00pm

                             Register:       https://BIT.LY/3G9vzCE


Session 2 (repeat)  

 As noted above, we are bringing in menu engineering consultants from California and so wanted everyone to benefit from the in-person opportunity, so we are consolidating the workshop into just a single January 23rd & 24th session.

@Discover’s Shine Bright Community Center   (inside Discover Center, formerly Target Store) 8560 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago IL 60619


Do you have a plan to increase your profitability this year?  If, not come to this workshop and learn how to boost your restaurant’s profitability with simple techniques.  This free workshop will give restaurateurs the tools they need to thrive even after a recession or in preparation for one.


At the end of this 1-1/2-Day workshop, you will have the following profitability tools:

  • Understand key components of a restaurant’s profitability
  • Identify 3+ approaches to increase your restaurant’s profitability
  • Use menu engineering and menu design to increase profitability
  • Develop a regular case, a regular-plus and a regular minus business scenario models for your restaurant.


Restaurateurs bring your accountants/bookkeepers to learn these restaurant-centric methods to increase profitability.  Attendees should have their laptops and know basic Excel or Google spreadsheets.  Southside owner/operators that have been operating for 18+ months are welcome.  (breakfast and lunch will be provided)


The Workshop will be facilitated by Chicago’s own Tameika Hardy, John Handler, Nedra Sims Fears, and Tonya Trice, plus Toure Muhammad from Bean Soup Times.   Featuring  Sean Willard of Menu Engineers website, the world’s leading resource on menu engineering.

FoodLab Chicago website