Food Services

Menu Design and Development

Whether you are just opening, or you would like to revitalize your existing menu, Doug can execute on time and on budget.

Utilizing current technique, and on trend industry recipes, he will deliver a fully executable menu based on your specific needs.

In addition to development, he can assist in instructing you and your team on proper execution daily, ensuring your customers receive the same final product each and every time they visit your business!

Please click here to book a time to discuss your menu needs with Doug's team

Kitchen Design and Functionality

One of the most complicated and difficult to manage aspects of any food service business is the kitchen. Just as important (if not more) as the food you cook, is the functionality of it.

By hiring Doug, you are bringing on board a dedicated and hands on Executive Chef with working methods to help you save time, money and hassle.

By bringing Doug on board from day one, he can help make the ease of designing a kitchen space more efficient and profitable.

Finally, Doug can take a hands on approach and help show each member of your staff how (and where) to store all kitchen items such as pots and pans, bottles and all other kitchen equipment.

Please click here to book a time to discuss your kitchen functionality needs with Doug's team

Supply Chain and Food Costing

One of the most important, and time consuming aspects of any food service business, are the sourcing of products, setting up the supply chain and properly costing the final product(s).

Through Doug's years of experience, he can support your business with a menu of cost controlled systems and guidelines, helping to ensure the guesswork is taken out of margins and hard costs.

His deliverables can include a breakdown of fully executed turn key supplier ordering sheets, inventory sheets and more. This step is necessary for success in any food service business and often neglected.

Please click here to book a time to discuss your supply chain and food costing needs with Doug's team.

Equipment Ordering and Layout

Have you ever wanted to know what type of kitchen equipment is the best suited for your business, or even your home? What about the best way to lay it out in your existing, new, old, or soon to be new kitchen?

Doug will take the time to make it function in the most efficient and profitable manner, helping you on your way to success.

With Doug’s years of professional food service experience, he will work to help you purchase and fit the best equipment for you and your business or home.

Please click here to book a time to discuss your kitchen equipment and layout needs with Doug's team.

Hotel and Institutional Training

With Doug's 20+ years in the food service industry, he has immersed himself into hotel brands and chains both locally and globally.

From small 5 star boutique hotels, to large industrial hotels, Doug has been a vital partner in implementing plant based menus in international destinations across the world.

In addition to hotels, Doug is available for large scale institutional plant based consulting. Colleges, universities and other large food service operators have all benefited from Doug’s knowledge and dedication to plant based cuisine.

Reach out to Doug and his team here to book a consultation.

Industrial and Large Scale Plant Based Recipe Development

Looking to enter the fast-growing and ever-changing Plant Based marketplace but not sure where to start? Have an idea for a product but need some further guidance and recipe creation?

Doug is skilled in creation and design of recipes for all types of plant based products, ranging from meats and cheeses, to sauces, dips, spreads, desserts and more. Areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) texturized vegetable protein based applications, various protein concentrates, hydrocolloid applications and other hybrid style recipes. Doug is experienced in everything from early stage prototypes to large scale up and production, as well as a moderate amount of food science.

In addition, Doug can lend his expertise in clean label and allergen free recipe development and organic whole foods. Doug is also able to lend his expertise to ingredient sourcing and make recommendations on label, nutrition panels and functional foods.

From iteration to final product, Doug is able to help you and your team bring your concept from dream to shelf with expertise and precision.

Private Services

Private Chef

Doug and his team are experienced at creating customized menus for clients in private home settings.

Doug and his team are able to prepare meals for single clients, couples or families both at home or abroad.

Taking the time to listen to your personal needs, Doug and his team can create raw living cuisine, vegan comfort food, Gluten Free, macrobiotic or, an extensive menu to cater to a wide variety of other dietary needs.

Whether every day, every other day, weekly or, even monthly, contact Doug and his team now to see if there is a plan and schedule that best suits your busy lifestyle.

Private Events

Doug and his team are available to come to your home and entertain your guests for any type of event.

Whether a lavish gala, an intimate evening at home, or a wine pairing fundraiser, Doug and his team can create and execute a masterpiece menu for you and yours.

In addition to large private events, Doug and his team are available to turn your dining room into your own private cooking class!

Contact Doug and his team now for in home private dining events!

Private Menu Consultation

Whether you already have staff in your kitchen, or you are looking to hire someone, Doug and his team are available to work with your team to help implement vegan cuisine into your life.

Doug and his team can be available to come to your home, provide standardized, easy to follow recipes in binder format, and teach staff how to re-create and execute his vegan meals, dips, snacks, sauces, dressings, salads, breakfasts, soups, desserts etc.

Contact Doug and his team now for private at home or at office consultation

Food Photography and Recipe Development + Representation

Most brands need online content these days, but don't know where to start. Doug is able to use his years of culinary experience, and recipe development, and utilize those with his new found love of food photography to help promote, elevate and market your brand!

Over the years Doug has received hands-on training with countless food photography projects, as well as styling and preparing food for both television and online use.

Doug has been able to attain a key eye for light and texture and tackle the art of food photography. He is able to work with your or your team to develop and shoot vegan recipes out of his home studio in Toronto, or abroad.

Please note that during COVID-19 Doug is still travelling abroad and able to work with you or your team in virtually any country in the world. To book a meeting with his team please click here

Cooking Demos

Private Demos

Doug is available to come to your home and teach you, or your staff, the proper skills, techniques and secrets of creating vegan cuisine.

From raw living foods, to comfort vegan, or whole food plant based, Doug’s skilled teachings are not only beneficial for the novice cook, but the seasoned chef as well.

From stocking shelves, shopping for ingredients to final preparation, Doug will teach you the ins and outs of taking that next step to living a vegan lifestyle!

To schedule a time to speak with Doug's team about having him come to your home click here.

Public Demos

Interested in entertaining your audience while they learn beneficial kitchen tips and vegan cuisine? Doug will instruct and inspire your guests with his sense of humor and honest approach to kitchen wisdom and knowledge.

From kale salads and superfood smoothies, to gourmet vegan comfort, Doug can help transform and inspire your group to embrace eating (and living) in an ethical way.

Whether large corporate, or in an intimate office space, he is perfect to hire as an inspirational teacher for both ethical, and healthy eating!

To schedule a time to speak with Doug's team about having him teach your team, click here.

Virtual Public Cooking Demo

Interested in entertaining your audience virtually while they learn beneficial kitchen tips and vegan cuisine? Doug will instruct and inspire your guests with his sense of humor and honest approach to kitchen wisdom and knowledge.

From kale salads and superfood smoothies, to gourmet vegan comfort, Doug can help transform and inspire your group to embrace eating (and living) in an ethical way.

Whether large corporate, or in an intimate office space, he is perfect to hire as an inspirational teacher for both ethical, and healthy eating!

To schedule a time to speak with Doug's team about having him teach your team, click here.

Co-Branding

Do you have an exciting new Vegan product that is about to launch into the existing market place? Or an existing product looking for some fresh, new word of mouth buzz? Partnering the Doug McNish brand with your brand is a strategic marketing and advertising partnership wherein the success of both of the respective brands aims to bring success to each other.

Working with Doug will serve as an effective tool to build business, boost awareness, and break into new markets. Doug is committed to making this a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Click here to schedule a time to speak to the Doug McNish team about having Doug help you grow further with your business now!

Brand Representation

Whether you are looking for representation at a trade show, online, television or more, Doug can take your brand and help elevate it in the mainstream market place.

Through his years of dedicated hard work and business acumen, Doug has cultivated an understanding of retail trends and consumer demands in the Vegan market.

Doug will work tirelessly one on one with you and your brand to help generate not only word of mouth buzz through online, print and television, but help to develop meaningful revenue for years to come.

To schedule a time to speak with Doug's team about having him represent your brand click here

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