Consulting

The Culinary Edge

https://www.theculinaryedge.com/

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We have the privilege of engaging clients across all corners of the F&B industry. We’ve supported early startup concepts and partnered with established brands from quick-service chains to full-service restaurants. We’ve taken our culinary expertise and applied it to hospitality and entertainment brands as well as non-commercial foodservice operators. And we’ve helped CPG businesses achieve new successes in the retail sector.

We offer a few menu of services. From innovation to implementation, and everything in between, we’ve got your business covered:

  • Innovation
  • Business Strategy
  • Brand
  • Guest Experience
  • Menu & Product
  • Operations

Financial

Corporate Tax Incentives

https://www.ctillc.com/

Contact: fkim@ctillc.com

415-699-7725

Claim your Employee Retention Credit (ERC) with Corporate Tax Incentives.

 

First Bank of the Lake

www.fblake.bank

Contact: firstbk@firstbanklake.com

573-348-2265

Commercial FDIC insured bank lending nationally in SBA loans and PPP loans.

Food Service

BiRite Foodservice Distributors

www.birite.com

Contact: getinfo@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.

Vesta Foodservice

Contact: customer.service@vestafoodservice.com

(510) 952-8495

Founded in 1985 as LA Specialty Produce Co., our high touch service, great quality, and on-time deliveries helped us grow a strong customer base. Thanks to those customers and their growth into other geographic regions, we quickly grew in products, services, and coverage area.

Healthcare

Virus Geeks
1-800-731-8815
 
Virus Geeks provides on-site mobile FDA EUA Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing across the Enterprise, Educational Institutions, Municipalities, and Communities at scale.
OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Services available 24/7 for up to 5,000 daily tests per location.
Virus Geeks innovative technology, outreach network helps communities gain access to COVID-19 testing and related healthcare benefits. 
They accept all insurance. 

HVAC Systems & Service

Pacific Coast Trane

 www.pacificcoasttrane.com

Contact Bob Jeffryes: bjeffryes@trane.com

COVID-19 Resources for Restaurants: https://pacificcoasttrane.com/covid-19-resources-for-restaurants/

Leading global company of HVAC Systems, Service, Indoor Air Quality, Controls, and Energy Services. Right now we are focused on dealing with COVID19 issues in building and restaurant spaces.

Currently providing Restaurant IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Site Evaluations and solutions/options for helping to get customers to feel comfortable coming back to indoor dining when permitted. We have leading and proven technology to deal with COVID-19 in the air stream in the HVAC systems that are add on and apply to existing HVAC systems.

Insurance

FCE Benefit Administrators

https://fcebenefits.com/

Contact Chris Porter: cporter@fcebenefit.com

(650) 291-4202

FCE is a full-service third-party administrator providing health benefit solutions that are compliant under the San Francisco Healthcare Security Ordinance. FCE offers health benefits that are compliant with the San Francisco Healthcare Security Ordinance. Their portfolio of health plans and coverages ensure each covered employer is providing their covered employees with the best insurance options and staying compliant with the Healthcare Security Ordinance.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

https://www.heffins.com/

AmyV@HeffINS.com

415-808-1342

Heffernan has nationwide presence offering comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals.

NFP - CA Insurance Services, Inc

www.nfp.com

Contact Jenna Johnson: jenna.johnson@nfp.com

NFP is a full service brokerage firm and can provide any assistance regarding insurance, benefits, HCSO and compliance consulting, assistance in obtaining individual insurance coverage, up to date COVID information: https://latest-insights.nfp.com/

Talage Insurance

www.talageins.com

Contact 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. 
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Workers' Comp Coverage - Property Coverage - General Liability Coverage

Legal

AALRR

www.aalrr.com

Contact Robert Fried: rfried@aalrr.com

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is a full-service law firm with over 200 attorneys in nine offices throughout California. We represent both private and public sector clients, with emphasis in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, water, general business and business litigation, corporate and taxation.

Fisher Phillips

www.fisherphillips.com

Contact Jennifer Barry-Smith: jbarry-smith@fisherphillips.com

415-490-9017

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.

GE Law Group (Georgopoulos & Economidis, LLP)

https://www.gelawgroup.com/

Contact Roberta Economidis – reconomidis@gelawgroup.com

415-986-4000

GE provides legal counsel in a wide array of areas including corporate and business formation, business transactions, private equity and debt financings, food & beverage industry issues, real estate transactions and commercial leasing, alcoholic beverage licensing, and trademark and trade name protection.  

GE specializes in the hospitality industry and has facilitated countless transactions involving restaurants, breweries, bars, hotels and entertainment venues of all sizes. Because of GE’s extensive experience in the hospitality arena, it often provides business consulting in the industry in addition to acting as outside general counsel.

Gordon & Rees

www.gordonrees.com

Contact 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.

Point of Sale Systems

Heartland

www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com

Contact the Sales team here.

The City POS

www.thecitypos.com

Contact 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.

The City POS offers low merchant rates, custom business analysis to ensure you are set up for long term success, along with concierge level customer. Here are some of the other services we offer:

  • Same Day Funding
  • E-commerce online ordering
  • Mobile payments
  • POS HArdware
  • Integration PCI Compliance

Wine & Spirits Distributor

Youngs Market Company

www.youngsmarket.com

Contact Brad Evans: bevans@youngsmarket.com

(800) 317-6150

Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of wines, spirits and select beverages in the western United States.