Jim recently spent a few days visiting The Cedar Rapids Country Club. We asked Jim to meet with our Food & Beverage staff and recommend to us any upgrades and efficiencies that we could implement. The staff loved working with him. His insights have been invaluable to us and we saw immediate improvements from his recommendations. Our dining surveys increased substantially since his visit. I would highly recommend Jim to any club who wants to improve the F&B area of their club. He is easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of club operations.
Jay Kelly, President
The Cedar Rapids Country Club
Earlier this year we contracted with Lopolito Hospitality Consultants, Corp. to have Jim Lopolito consult our chef and kitchen staff in recipe costing, portion control, and inventory management. Jim spent three days in our kitchen working with our staff and he did an outstanding job. He connected with our entire crew and was able to teach them how to properly calculate the cost of numerous items on our menu. Our chef has implemented much of what he learned from Jim and as a result we have a better understanding of the comprehensive cost of our menu items. In the current inflationary environment this training has been extremely valuable and we look forward to having Jim work with our staff again in the near future.
Jim and his team helped decipher the complicated challenge of providing an economically sustainable operations plan that could be pared against the construction and renovation costs of the project. Their work created a viable business model in which the center could undergo the necessary renovations to become a regional destination in a manner that proved to fiscally responsible.
Rob Manns NCARB, AIA
In 2019 Jim provided extensive review and consultation on the purchase of the Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center. The Town of Chester was in contract to purchase this venue for the purposes of economic benefit and to provide for the arts and entertainment of Chester residents as well as the surrounding areas.
Jim was the consummate professional when asked to help. He was extremely well versed in the infrastructure and equipment in the theater and provided a keen understanding of the day-to-day operations of this type of facility.
When asked Jim also provided an excellent overview of the facility to a large attendance of residents at our Town Board meeting, his delivery was concise and informative.
I would say that Jim was clearly instrumental in our acquisition of the facility through public referendum. As Town Supervisor I would highly recommend Jim and his services.
Robert Valentine, Supervisor
Town of Chester
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I had the pleasure of working with Jim Lopolito couple of years ago at a golf/country club setting! As a Dept Head, i reported to Jim. His knowledge in all aspects of the country club industry made my job easier. I particularly like how open he was in hearing any concerns i had! It's all about Team!
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
Jim Lopolito's insight into the Hospitality Industry is Phenomenal, Powerful, and Highly Profitable.