SOURCE: Tara Paige LLC

July 10, 2008 10:15 ET

Industry Insider Opens Boutique Retail Hospitality Consulting Firm

Retail Store Operations Now Has Its Recipe for Success

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Accountant through education, finance strategist through investment banking and retail hospitality specialist via world-renowned chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, Tara Berman opens Tara Paige LLC. With over 10 years of experience in finance, investment banking and the retail hospitality industry, she is uniquely qualified to provide your retail hospitality enterprise with strategic guidance, operational efficiency and guest service optimization.

Approach

Throughout the planning and engagement process, Tara Paige LLC will identify and clearly map out your unique plan process for your business success. Working with Tara Paige LLC goes beyond brainstorming and delivery of a process document. Tara Berman, Founder & Managing Partner, says, "It is the understanding and awareness of our clients' culture and the partnership we build together while maintaining focus on the strategic vision that facilitates enterprises to realize optimal performance." Their history of success includes specialty bakeries, coffee houses and luxury consumer products. Clients continue to realize greater productivity, higher profit margins and a stronger organizational structure for business longevity.

Ideas and Process

Tara Paige LLC designs a tailored program for your enterprise that centers around four core business functions: 1) Business Strategy: business plan development, strategic planning and financial budgets, enterprise growth and performance Initiatives; 2) Operational 'Belly': purchasing and supply management, standard operating procedures, realized work flow process, functional arms of accounting, information technology and human resources; 3) Organizational Pride and Guest Service Optimization: talent management and performance productivity, store experience and guest service and the employee companion; and 4) Brand Promise: packaging and product presentation, product mix and embracing your simple promise.

It Takes All Types

Start-up ventures that require the experienced retailer, enterprises on the brink of expansion that seek strategic guidance and multi-store operators alike will benefit from a more advanced, efficient structure. Their approach to your business focuses on taking great care and attention to foster the ideas and processes that are important to you.

Where They Have Been

Tara Berman was the General Manager and Project manager at Bouchon Bakery, chef Thomas Keller's retail French boulangerie. Her career with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group began in California as a kitchen extern at the French Laundry, which led her to join the core opening team of New York's per se, a 5 Star Relais & Châteaux restaurant. For five years prior, she was a bond sales person and finance strategist for JP Morgan Chase Capital Markets Europe and America's Division. Tara's passion for the road map, checks and balances and client service started at Anchin Block and Anchin, a public accounting, audit and tax management firm where she earned her CPA in 1997.

Advisory Committee

Tara Paige LLC presents a team of experts and advisors, each with over 10 years in the fields of law, finance, real estate, human resources, and culinary services. Their expert advice is further utilized in delivering financial success to your enterprise.

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