Category: Our Clients in the News

RFP for Cafe foodservice consultants
27- Jan2021

The Café at Greenwich Library is not just good…it’s doing good!


Just before the pandemic hit, JGL Foodservice Consultants managed an RFP process for café operations at the Greenwich Library. Before starting this process, the Library conducted a detailed survey to ensure there was a deep understanding of exactly what the community was looking for in a new café. The results were clear; a warm and inviting location, great coffee, affordable prices, sustainable practices, and quality food.

Team JGL got creative and cast a wide net for prospective vendors. One of the applicants was Abilis.  Abilis (ABLE-ISS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and support for over 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through their life span. The Café at Greenwich Library is now run by Abilis as a competitive employment program and provides those with special needs meaningful employment, an opportunity to learn important job skills, and to be gainfully employed.

Abilis won the competitive bid process and has been proactive and creative in managing a food service operation during a pandemic. As foodservice consultants who work with a variety of caterers, restaurateurs, and food service management companies, we have been extremely impressed with Abilis’s ability to be nimble, professional, tech-savvy, and resourceful. We are equally impressed with the Library’s commitment and vision of community and how that can translate to the management of a foodservice operation.

JGL is so proud to have been a part of making this partnership come together.

Check out the article from the Greenwich Time below about the partnership as well as the Café at Greenwich Library’s new, beautiful website!

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Sarasota Foodservice Consultants
30- Nov2020

Sarasota Art Museum

Congratulations to our clients at the Sarasota Art Museum!

JGL managed a vendor selection process for the Museum in 2019. Check out the link below from Edible Sarasota for more information about The Bistro!


Off the Rez Cafe to Open at the Burke Museum in Seattle
23- Aug2019

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 the link below for more information:

18- Feb2019

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!

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art - JGL Foodservice Consultants

JGL is proud to have worked on this exciting project.


See the links below for recent articles about the opening of the Museum and The Restaurant:

Congratulations to the Nordic Museum on their recent opening!
22- May2018

Eat Like A Modern-Day Viking!

Congratulations to the Nordic Museum on their recent opening!

The Nordic Museum opened its doors to the public on May 5, 2018. In addition to the expansive sleek new spaces and enhanced exhibitions, the Museum also boasts a new cafe featuring modern Nordic fare; Freya!

JGL managed an RFP process for the Museum that lead to the selection of City Catering as the exclusive caterer and cafe operator for the organization. Finding an operator that had the ability to develop a Nordic inspired menu with a modern twist was paramount. City Catering embraced the culinary endeavor and has developed a concept that encourages patrons to ‘eat like a modern-day Viking!’

Check out the Freya website for more information and inspiration!!


Flora Bar at the Met Breuer
12- Dec2017
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Flora Bar at the Met Breuer


Met Breuer’s hot new restaurant Flora Bar listed as on the top twenty NYC restaurants of 2017 (selection process managed by JGL)

The Café Carnegie Review
14- Jul2017
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The Café Carnegie Review

Previously the subject of articles regarding poor dining options, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh leadership was thrilled with the positive press garnered by their new relationship with Chef Sonia Finn (selection process managed by JGL)

Esker Grove at the Walker Art Center
15- Feb2017
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Esker Grove at the Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center’s Esker Grove nominated for a James Beard (selection process managed by JGL)