Accessibility

iHEARu
www.ihearu.co
Kelly Tremblay – kltremblay64@gmail.com

The iHEARu mobile app uses crowd-sourcing to help you find locations with noise levels that suit your needs. iHEARu users can search for ear-friendly restaurants, theaters and more.

Accounting

BOL Global CPA Inc.
http://www.bolglobalcpa.com/
Victor Joshi, Director of Client Services – victor@bolglobalcpa.com

BOL Global CPA, located at 2830 Geary Blvd. SF, is a full-service mid-size Accounting firm meeting and surpassing the expectations of small and medium sized businesses in accounting, payroll, tax issues. They specialize in the food service industry and act as your decision support system.

GGRA Members receive a free one-hour consultation about the Four Rules of Money for food services biz owners and a free one-hour consultation to review your previous years’ tax returns.

“BOL Global CPA Inc: A CPA firm Re-imagined! We are both a Boring & Exciting accounting-CPA-firm with a firm belief that we can succeed only by helping our clients succeed. Our proven track-record, being honored as one of Top 3 accounting firms in San Francisco in small/medium business sector, has made us the Best Accounting firm in the eyes of our many satisfied clients.”

Marcum LLP
http://www.marcumllp.com/
Elizabeth Doradea – elizabeth.doradea@gmail.com

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. With offices in the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China, and Ireland.

The food and beverage industry is experiencing opportunities and challenges like never before. From economic ebbs and flows and regulatory developments to safety concerns and an increased health consciousness, food and beverage companies must evolve with changing customer needs.

Marcum’s Food & Beverage Services group has the perfect recipe of knowledge and service capabilities to help you stay flexible. Our professionals provide the accounting, tax, and consulting services so that you can concentrate on the growth of your business.

Just as our service capabilities are diverse, so, too, are the types of food and beverage clients we serve, including distributors and manufacturers, importers, restaurant chains, processors and packaging, agribusinesses, and retailers.

Our focus on improving growth and profitability has guided many food and beverage companies in their development from small emerging entities into national and international organizations.

RDMS LLC
http://www.rdmsgroup.com/
Tom Rutledge – tom@rdmsgroup.com

RDMS collaborates with restaurateurs to manage financial data in an effort “to allow decision makers to make decisions, not crunch numbers”. They are a full service booking firm designed for restaurants.

Full Suite Services include Accounts Payable Management, Payroll processing, Bank Reconcilation, Food Cost and Inventory Analysis, Purchase tracking, and full-suite fiscal and operational reporting.

RDMS is offering GGRA members $350 off comprehensive financial systems evaluation (scope dependent on free analysis of business practice)

“As operators and owners, we know the demands on your business and management teams. We take careful consideration of your business; not just industry averages and standardized metrics. We learn who you are, what you wish to accomplish, and work hard to help you realize your goals through proper fiscal management. Raising prices and cutting staff aren’t always the answer.”

Financial Services

NFP Corp.
www.nfp.com
Jenna Johnson – jenna.johnson@nfp.com

NFP Retirement Services offers strategies and solutions to help business owners lower costs, reduce liability and improve the value of your retirement plans.

NFP also offers a diverse array of other financial services, which include:

  • Wealth management
  • Executive benefits
  • Estate/succession planning
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term care insurance and more.

OUM & Co., LLP
oumcpa.com
Wendy Weiss – WWeiss@oumcpa.com

OUM provides tax, audit, and business advisory services, including tax compliance and tax consulting for restaurants and its owners. This includes maximizing tax savings under the new tax reform bill. First time clients and new restaurants are offered a 20% discount on first year tax services.

Food Services

BiRite Foodservice Distributors
www.birite.com
Jennifer Wilder-Smith – jwildersmith@birite.com

For over 50 years, BiRite has been delivering unsurpassed service, quality, selection, and value to local bay area restaurants, hotels, schools, caterers, and more. They specialize in Wholesale Broadline, Local & Specialty Foodservice Distribution.

LA & SF Specialty
www.laspecialty.com
Chris Charlesworth – chris.charlesworth@sfspecialty.com

LA & SF Specialty serves the most creative, passionate and talented chefs in the world with on-time delivery of the freshest, most appropriate and highest quality ingredients. They focus on fresh produce, dairy, and specialty.

Educational Services

BusinessBlocks
http://businessblocks.com/
Victor Wong – victor@businessblocks.com

BusinessBlocks is a small business education company providing practical online courses that teach owners/operators/managers how to find new customers, build the best team, and manage finances. GGRA Members receive 33% off ($250 value) any of our month-long online courses (Restaurant Marketing, MainStreet Finance, MainStreet HR, MainStreet Marketing).

Human Resource Services

NFP Corp.
www.nfp.com
Jenna Johnson – jenna.johnson@nfp.com

From hire to retire, we can be your full-service, external HR department that provides a complete employee experience. Services include:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Policies and Procedures
  • HR Administration
  • Payroll Administration
  • HR Compliance

Patrice & Associates
www.patriceandassociates.com
Stephanie Yee – syee@patriceandassociates.com

Patrice & Associates is the largest hospitality recruiting agency in the US with over 100 regional offices. Call me to learn more about finding great talent or your next career opportunity.

Stratton Agency
www.strattonagency.com
Ruth Alexander – ralexander@strattonagency.com

Stratton Agency is a leading provider of strategic consulting, risk management and insurance brokerage. They believe  in partnerships and take pride in customizing solutions that deliver value to their clients.

Stratton Agency is happy to provide GGRA Members a complimentary Mini Audit.

Upper Crust Recruiters
www.uppercrustrecruiters.com
Karen Mendelsohn – karen@uppercrustrecruiters.com

Whether you are an employer looking for a new team member or a job-seeker looking for a career, Upper Crust Recruiters considers ourselves partners in your success. They are offering GGRA members a free consultation.

Insurance Services

DVB Insurance Services
https://dvbinsurance.com
Jerry Raney – jerry@dvbinsurance.com

DVB specializes in working with Restaurants to set up and administer custom benefit plans tailored specifically for each company allowing them cost effective ways to comply with the SF HCSO.

Once we have set up the custom benefit plans specific to your company’s needs, we then administrate everything for you from new hires and terminations to COBRA and claims administration. Our bi-lingual account managers are here to assist your front and the back of the house during open enrollments as well as answering any and all of their insurance related questions throughout the year. We will also assist your team with the HCSO Employer quarterly and annual reporting required by the City of San Francisco Office of Labor Standard Enforcement (OLSE).

DVB offers GGRA members a free of charge complete comprehensive evaluation to see if your restaurants has the highest quality cost effective benefits plans in place to comply with the HCSO and the ACA. We will also check to make sure your quarterly and annual HCSO reporting is correct. The very least we will always do is answer any questions you may have and make some recommendations. 

GoHealth Urgent Care
www.gohealthuc.com/bayarea
Brandon Hastings – brandon.hastings@gohealthc.com

GoHealth Urgent Care is here for life’s unexpected and immediate healthcare needs, providing care for everyday illnesses such as the common cold/flu, and sports or work related injuries. GoHealth Urgent Care offers a simple HCSO solution as an alternative to the SF City Option by offering discounted prepaid urgent care visits to satisfy the HCSO mandate for hourly employees.

GoHealth Urgent Care has 10 Bay Area locations, all open seven days a week with extended evening and holiday hours and accept most major insurances, including worker’s comp for on the job injuries.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers
https://www.heffins.com/business-insurance/food-industry
Amy Vitarelli – AmyV@HeffINS.com

Heffernan has nationwide presence offering comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Heffernan offers an exclusive Workers Compensation program for restaurants, along with a complimentary risk assessment.

Heffernan’s reputation and success was built through niche practice business such as nonprofit, construction, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, food industry, real estate and technology. Heffernan is not only a leader in the insurance industry, but in its commitment to philanthropy. Since 2003, Heffernan has been named a ‘Top Corporate Philanthropist’ and on average, donates over 10 percent of profits to charity each year.

MOC Insurance Services
www.mocins.com
Marina Costabile – mcostabile@mocins.com

MOC has a dedicated hospitality division that understands the industry’s unique environment. We have teams: Property/Causality, Workers’ Comp & Health/Benefits that can work to get your needs met. They are always happy to answer questions and offer GGRA members a Complimentary Risk Assessment.

NFP Corp.
www.nfp.com
Jenna Johnson – jenna.johnson@nfp.com

San Francisco-Bay Area based NFP restaurant team manages employee benefits plans, has developed a new and innovative HCSO program (OrderUp Health), and provides comprehensive insurance brokerage services. NFP provides insurance brokerage and consulting services for all restaurant types including risk management, workers comp, benefits, and 401k.

Benefits to employees include:

  • Same day appointments ranging from wellness to specialty care
  • Unlimited access for all participating employees
  • Concierge treatment with higher patient satisfaction than all major carriers
  • Workers’ compensation first aid and triage
  • Lyft travel accommodations

NFP provides an alternative option with OrderUp Health, giving owners a better way for satisfy the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and reduce healthcare costs. The OrderUp Health program provides comprehensive health-center based services including primary care, physical therapy, vision and behavioral health.

Talage Insurance
https://ggra.talageins.com/
Matt Donovan – matt@talageins.com

Talage is the digital marketplace for restaurant insurance. Fill out one application online and receive quotes from multiple insurance carriers instantly.

Workers’ Comp Coverage – Property Coverage – General Liability Coverage

Inventory Management Services

BlueCart, Inc.
https://welcome.bluecart.com/
Elise Burke – elise@bluecart.com

BlueCart provides a mobile hospitality marketplace and tools built to streamline and modernize the wholesale procurement process for buyers and sellers. The company, which serves over 48,000 businesses and counting, has a strong presence in the United State and Europe. On the seller side, BlueCart attracts distributors as a full-service solution or as a complement to traditional ERP systems. On the buyer side, BlueCart is a robust ordering, inventory and budgeting tool for businesses ranging from small owner/operator restaurants to national groups and chains.

Choco

www.choco.com 

Pov Rutkaus – pov@choco.app

Choco is San Francisco’s most popular ordering application. Built for Chefs, Choco organizes all kitchen order guides into one simple to use app and cuts down ordering time by 90%. It works with all regional and national suppliers and is free to use for the Golden Gate Restaurant Association restaurants.

Sculpture
www.sculpturehospitality.com
Mario Vega – m.vega@sculpturehospitality.com

Inventory management is their focus and passion. As the pioneers in the hospitality inventory business, Sculpture Hospitality detects and resolves challenges in all phases of inventory. Because of their unique discovery audit process, they can carefully engage only bar and restaurant clients whom they can guarantee ROI from our BEVINCO bar inventory service. Should you mutually decide to move forward after their discovery, their promise is that if recommended and agreed upon protocols are followed, a net profit improvement of $1,000 to $5,000 per month can be expected from your relationship and service. Often they can find substantially more than that.

“Sculpture has an introductory offer for GGRA members. We are offering free (no-obligation) Discovery Audits whereby the Sculpture team will setup a database containing all your drink mix recipes and costs, then inventory your bar over a two-week period so you can see your real target pour cost, and whether there is an opportunity to drive your bar profitability.

The first few GGRA members to respond will get one of the limited number of free Discoveries. Please contact Mario Vega at m.vega@sculpturehospitality.com.

Legal Firms

Conn Maciel Carey LLP
www.connmaciel.com
Andrew J. Sommer – asommer@connmaciel.com

Conn Maciel Carey LLP is a boutique law firm focused on labor & employment issues in the hospitality industry. The clients we serve seek us out for strategic guidance ranging from day-to-day employment counseling and managing investigations to defending against litigation. We specialize in compliance with the myriad of San Francisco and California employment laws, disability accessibility under federal and state law and Cal/OSHA enforcement proceedings. Conn Maciel Carey LLP is offering a free initial 30 minute consultation for GGRA members.

Fisher Phillips
www.fisherphillips.com
Jennifer Barry-Smith – jbarry-smith@fisherphillips.com

Fisher & Phillips provides practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all we do with 350 attorneys in 32 offices. Fisher Phillips offers a number of educational programs throughout the year to help you with your business. Contact them for more information.

Gordon & Rees
http://www.gordonrees.com/
Marie Trimble Holvick – mholvick@grsm.com

Gordon & Rees is a full service law firm. They have a team of more than 35 employment attorneys in the Bay Area, as well as offices in nearly every state and 900 attorneys nationwide.

Marie Trimble Holvick is an experienced employment attorney. She provides counseling advice and handles litigation involving claims such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour violations, and ADA claims. Marie also drafts employee handbooks and policies, provides workplace trainings, and conducts workplace investigations.

Marie provides discounted rates and also offers free consultation for GGRA members.

Payment Processing & POS Services

The City POS
www.thecitypos.com
Justin Richardson – Justin@thecitypos.com

TCP provides customized Point of Sales systems, Payment Processing, Loyalty Programs & Gift Cards.  They are happy to offer GGRA members, 15% off Point of Sale Systems and Payment Processing at Interchange + 0% and $.04 a transaction.

Other Industry Service Providers

CCS Architecture
http://ccs-architecture.com/
Melissa Werner – melissa@ccs-architecture.com

Providing over 30 years of experience of Architectural and Interior Design services for the hospitality industry, CCS Architecture is happy to be a part of our community and offers free consultation and kick off meeting to GGRA members.

Future Bright
https://www.future-bright.com/home-restaurants
Wendy Louise Nog – wendy@future-bright.com

Future Bright is a website design company that also specializes in SEO and Social Media Management.  We provide services to Bay Area businesses, including San Francisco, and Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties.  At Future Bright, we are passionate about supporting locally grown and created foods, as we believe that they are the best way to preserve the beauty and health of our planet.  Our founder grew up in rural Minnesota eating vegetables from a large organic garden, and dairy and meats from livestock that wandered the wild woods behind her home. Future Bright is based on the idea of creating seamless gorgeous digital pathways to restaurant door. We are a woman-owned digital agency comprised of a team representing 4 generations. We build a solid technical foundation for our websites based on decades of experience.  We create and manage SEO and social media, providing monthly services to keep traffic coming through the door, and your time free to do what you love, exercise your craft.

GGRA Members can take advantage of the following offers:

  • Free Consultation – Every business has different needs, requiring unique solutions
  • Free Website Assessment Report
  • One Month Free – Reviews Management Software
  • A 10% discount on our $800 Social Media Set-Up/Clean-Up Kit – Make sure you have the “Must-Haves”!
  • A 5% discount on website development and design packages (price range $5,000-$80,000)
  • One Month Free – Hosting & Reporting After Launch Of New Website ($150)

Spacious Technologies

www.spacious.com
Miloni Malhotra – miloni@spacious.com

Spacious partners with dinner-only restaurants and open their dining room spaces to their members during the day. Their restaurant partners are able to monetize their space while lying unused!

xtraCHEF
www.xtraCHEF.com
John Enny – john@xtrachef.com

xtraCHEF helps restaurants save time and money by eliminating manual accounting and inventory management tasks, automating food cost analysis, and improving purchase decisions. They work with both directly with restaurants as well as with accounting and bookkeeping firms. No more wasted time, money, and resources on pushing paper and keying in purchase data. Instead, our customers can focus on what makes them successful – providing exceptional service and experiences. xtraCHEF will waive the implementation fee ($199) for the first location for all GGRA Members.

Want to be included on the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Vendor Directory page? Current members can fill out the Vendor Directory Information Form and we’ll be sure to include you.

If you are not yet a Vendor Partner at the GGRA, check out all the benefits of joining our association on the Membership Benefits page!