Creating Your Business and Building in its Measured Success.
Caroline Smile has launched over 21 businesses, opened 13 restaurants, developed a hospitality conference, started a food + wine festival, a jazz festival, launched a tech start-up, re-branded restaurants and so much more. Her work in food and wine, hospitality and events around the country defines her career over the last 25 years.
Most recently Caroline led Celebrity Chef Partnerships at national meal-kit company, Chef’d, working with the likes of Dominique Crenn, Duff Goldman, Brooke Williamson and Lance Bass. She opened an experiential cafe in Laguna Beach in 2018, reworked a retail kombucha shop into a kombucha bar and restaurant, opened an alternative bakery and is currently designing a NYC chef’s 4,000 sq. ft. modern speakeasy.
Caroline’s career began as a formerly trained French chef in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu and continued in management at her father’s restaurants in Washington DC which led her north to New York City. She began in nightclubs, opening Knitting Factory in LA and later designing and opening celebrity chef and Michelin-starred restaurants like OTTO and The Spotted Pig. She later moved south and started a world-class food festival Charleston Wine + Food in Charleston, SC and her own million-dollar business as a kitchen consultant and personal chef. She has worked all over the country with highly rated and cutting edge restaurants and since moved west to CA with her husband and operates globally designing and consulting for restaurants, events and speciality food businesses.
If you are looking to build your concept with a clear financial goal, cutting edge design and terrific branding, paralleled with a deep understanding of systems and operations, Caroline can whip up a program for your new business, create a plan of attack and keep you on track for unmeasured success.