RealFood Donates Time in Support of Chef's Dream Restaurant Opening

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Anthony Caldwell overcame addiction, followed his dreams, pitched his idea and won the Fields Corner Collaborative pitch contest. This year, he opened 50Kitchen , a Dorchester restaurant committed to community and serving up a beautiful fusion menu. RealFood donated business planning and consultation in support of the contest and Chef Caldwell's restaurant opening. "Everyone involved was drawn to what Caldwell’s vision could mean for Fields Corner," said Ed Doyle, President of RealFood. [...] read more

RealFood Launches New Brand Identity

Friday, December 6, 2019

RealFood announced today the launch of its new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo and new website. The organization will now be known as RealFood, Hospitality Strategy and Design. RealFood’s refreshed identity more accurately represents the company’s evolved business approach and expanded reach across all spectrums of the hospitality industry. “This is an exciting announcement for us because it marks a strategic choice in our future direction,” said Ed Doyle, President of RealFood. “While our commitment to the clients and [...] read more

Open Kitchens: The Show Goes On

Friday, November 1, 2019

Matt Camilleri, managing director of RealFood, talks about the latest trends in open-kitchen design and how to balance showpiece equipment, like raw bars and wood-burning grills, with less attractive production areas. Ledger , a progressive New England restaurant in a historic bank building in Salem, Mass., is featured in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine as the latest RealFood project with a strategic, and only partially visible kitchen design. [...] read more

RealFood Tasting Counter Project Ranked No. 1

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tasting Counter was recently ranked at the top of Boston Magazine's " Best Restaurants of 2019 " list. Food Editor, Scott Kearnan , describes Tasting Counter as a live theatre experience. When RealFood designed the restaurant in 2015 alongside McMahon Architects and BHaley Designs, that was the intent: A stage-like concept where chef-owner Peter Ungar's culinary team and their creations blended seamlessly with the guest’s dining experience. Now four years later, the restaurant is still earning accolades. [...] read more

Burgers Beat Bowls: Why Legacy Fast Food Still Wins Lunch

Friday, October 11, 2019

RealFood Director of Operations, Peter Venti, is interviewed in this Forbes.com article about why chains with well-known identities perform better than those that chase trends. Venti says older, more established franchises maintain their lead, in part, because newer restaurants may capture fleeting fads, like poke, instead of fundamental shifts in the food service industry. It's a fine balance of experimenting with new trends, like eating healthier and convenience, and staying true to the core of what makes a certain brand [...] read more

Making the Case for a Restaurant Analyst

Monday, July 1, 2019

CIO Review featured RealFood Director of Operations, Peter Venti, making the case for better data collection and analysis in restaurants. [...] read more

RealFood Joins Troon Family of Brands

Friday, February 15, 2019

RealFood joins the family of brands by Troon ® , the leader in club management, development, and marketing. Troon’s portfolio of companies includes Troon Golf ® , Honours Golf ® , Troon Privé ® , CADDIEMASTER ® , Troon International ® , True Club Solutions ® , and Cliff Drysdale Management ® . “Troon currently delivers a wide gamut of food and beverages services at our managed facilities,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “Our alliance with RealFood will significantly [...] read more

Night Shift Partners with RealFood on Brewery Project

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Night Shift partners with RealFood for the opening of downtown brewery, restaurant and coffee shop. RealFood to design open-concept scratch kitchen, corresponding menu, and service bar. [...] read more