What Is Menu Development?

What Is Menu Development?

What is menu development?

At Lumiere consultancy we believe menu development to be an essential process to any restaurant business. Your menu, like your interiors, service staff and social media needs to align with your brand. They are all important elements of your customers experience.

We follow a simple process with our menu development, its not rocket science-

The Process

Menus should begin with creativity and Ideas. Putting pen to paper is the first step. What is your business’s identity? What are you selling? Who are you selling to? What will be the format of your menu, the price point, the opening and closing times of your business.


Once a menu is agreed we start work on the development. Dishes are trialled and tasted, and critiqued. This is the fun part of our job. Cooking food and the reaction we get is what its all about for us. We like to get opinions from the whole team at Lumiere. These open sessions are really enjoyable, where people not involved in the project will enter into the discussion and tasting for a completely objective view point. Depending on the size of the menu, this could be split into 2 or 3 days or more.

Whether it’s a whole menu or just a seasonal refresh, that it’s a methodical process where you the owner you are left with tangible assets. These being a training manual, an informed team, a better cost of sales and a more consistent product.

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Lumiere Consultancy are a restaurant consultancy providing professional food and chef consultant services. Our Founder (Ben) has been in hospitality for over 25  years and is now predominantly based in London. Our key areas of expertise are full concept, property search, project management, menu design, operations and training. 

On our website you will find some really useful information in our Restaurant Strategy Projects and all our service related topics within Restaurant Consultancy.  We are an end to end solution for all of your hospitality needs. 

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