The Open Pantry Co. Team

Shaun de Vries

 

Founder Shaun de Vries has worked in the hospitality profession for nearly 20 years. He has had the experience in working in multiple markets, including: Adelaide, Vancouver, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne

 

As well as across multiple brand segments including:

High end artisan products
Quality chain store groups
Large mass multi-national
 

Across multiple products categories including:

Bakeries
Cafes
Quick service restaurants
Fast food
 
This has given Shaun the ability to work in key marketplaces, and study and immerse himself in different trends and styles in the food and beverage market.

Shaun’s experience gives him a depth of knowledge of operations and management.  From owning his own businesses with Bakers Delight, an Area Manager role with the sister company in Canada, COBS Bread, Cafe Manager for The Coffee Club, Restaurant/Area Managers and Restaurant Partner with Grill’d Burgers, Group Restaurant/Training Manager with Jimmy Grants and finally Production and Logistics Manager with artisan bakery brand Baker D. Chirico.

With this knowledge Open Pantry Co. can apply the fundamentals to ensure high quality execution and operation of any food brand.

 

 

CASE STUDIES ON Projects we have completed:

 

Hooked Fish and Chipper

OUR BRIEF:
Gain consistency between the three restaurants (Windsor, Fitzroy and Hawthorn, Victoria) by way of customer experience and operations

MAIN TASKS:
-Conduct operational reviews on all three sites and give feedback on gaps that are missing with the procedures to ensure consistency.
-Conduct mystery shopper reports on all three sites (both dine-in and takeaway) to ensure that the product is consistent amongst all sites.
-Provide advice on menu development and pricing
-Provide contacts for supply chain optimisation and point of sale merchants.
-Ongoing support and advice on new business development and business structures.
-General advice regarding recruitment, staffing and marketing.

 

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken

OUR BRIEF:
Open up the 4 Fingers brand successfully into Australia with three restaurants to be launched in June/July 2017
(Project timeframe from September 2016 until November 2017)

MAIN TASKS:
-Give feedback on site selection, design work and building works.
-Sign off on every build of all three restaurants.
-Recruit all staff of 80+ team members.
-Learn the 4 Fingers operations in Singapore and develop it for the Australian market.
-Advise on menu development for the Australian market.
-Construct and procure the supply chain model for the Australian market.
-Open all three sites with PR and marketing inline with 4 Fingers brand.
-Once all three sites were open, oversee all of them with consistent travel between the Melbourne and Brisbane sites.

Sideshow Burgers

OUR BRIEF:
To assist in opening their first burger restaurant in Rosana, Victoria

MAIN TASKS:
-Develop training modules for all pieces of equipment in the venue.
-Train key staff on all stations to make sure product was cooked to volume pressure.
-Conduct an operational review on the site two weeks after opening and give feedback on gaps that are missing with the procedures to ensure consistency.
-Conduct a mystery shopper report three weeks after opening to ensure that the product is consistent since the opening of the restaurant.
-Provide advice on menu development and pricing
-Provide contacts for supply chain optimisation.
-Ongoing support and advice on new business development and business structures.
-General advice regarding recruitment, staffing and marketing.