Author: Brooke Botwinick

Brooke Botwinick Articles
“Excellent Zoo, Terrible Food Court”

Museums, Botanical Gardens and Performing Arts Centers have spent more than a decade changing the perception of what it means to dine on-site at a cultural institution; Flora Bar at the Met Breuer, Mitsitam at the Smithsonian and Verde at the Perez Art Museum Miami are all examples of how an on-site food service program […]

JGL in the news!

A good read on industry insights into higher ed and re-openings: College and University Dining Operations Retool to Meet Safety Standards

Top 15 COVID-19 Defense Tools by JGL Foodservice Consultants

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been an overwhelming amount of theoretical discussion surrounding how to create safe and effective plans for re-integration. Social distancing, masks, hand sanitizer and good hygiene have been the first and most obvious steps in fighting this war, but now it is time to end theoretical discussion and start […]

Finding the New Normal in the Event Industry: How acting now can help your business in the future

JGL hosted a webinar on Friday, April 10, 2020 with a panel of experts to address how the event rental business is trending currently, what can be done now to help facilitate a positive sales process and what do catering and venue professionals need to be thinking about for the future. Panelists: • Jan DeMarzo, […]

Fun Facts About 2019 and JGL!

This has been a very exciting year for JGL. In addition to having the opportunity to work with many new clients throughout 2019, JGL has…. 1. Added two new team members to the JGL family 2. Successfully placed a food truck concept into a Museum setting 3. Won the bid for consulting services for the […]

Venue Marketing Gone Wild!

JGL is always interested in speaking with event industry professionals who are finding new and inventive ways to market their venues. We recently interviewed Robert Severini, Director, Events & Catering for the Wildlife Conservation Society to learn more about his strategy for building private event business at the New York Zoos and Aquarium. Q: When […]

Off the Rez Cafe to Open at the Burke Museum in Seattle!

We love sharing exciting news about our clients… Off the Rez, Seattle’s only Native American food truck will be opening a permanent location at the new Burke Museum in Seattle. Congratulations to the Burke and Off the Rez! We can’t wait to check out the Museum and the café on October 12, 2019. Click on […]

JGL Summer Re-Treat 2019!

We love talking about our clients and food service trends across the country, but for this blog entry, we are going to talk about the JGL team! Our team has grown over the past two years with offices in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania. We are all connected and have weekly calls […]

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art

Congratulations to the Norton Museum of Art and Constellation Culinary Group on the opening of The Restaurant! JGL is proud to have worked on this exciting project. Check out more information about The Restaurant at   See the links below for recent articles about the opening of the Museum and The Restaurant:


Many years ago I decided to make the same resolution every year, not to make promises that I couldn’t keep. Clever, right? I thought so. How many times can I say that I want to eat better and work out more? Well, this year for 2019, I have decided to change the repetitive mantra and […]