For Restaurants, Caterers, and Food Service Companies

Free ½ hour consultation: I want to make sure that my services fit your needs before either of us commit money or time. We can get together over the phone or on Zoom to chat about your needs and how I may be able to help you.

Menu Consultation: I will analyze the menu, tour the kitchen, storage, refrigeration, freezer, and line space. I will also discuss with you ingredients on hand, style of cooking and cooking equipment, staff skills, and any requirements for allergens. 

Recipe Creation: I can create either a versatile plant-based ingredient that can be used in multiple dishes, single recipe that works with your existing menu like a soup or appetizer, and/or a full plate that would stand alone on your menu such as Tofu Benedict with white-bean and sage sausage and wilted garlic spinach. 

Reviews and suggestions for Commercial Plant-Based products: What would be the best meat alternative for your menu? What about all the commercial plant-based cheeses on the market? I have tested the vast majority of what is available for food service. I will advise you on which would work best for specific uses.

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Staff training: I create recipes and procedures that are fairly mistake proof. I create spice mixes and dry mixes that can be premixed for consistency and easy measuring. Based on your comfort, I will create recipes using easy to find ingredients that are cost effective and easy to store and source. I will work with your head chef, owner, or GM to create easy to follow, step-by-step instructions that are clear, efficient, and consistent. 

Quality check and Control: I can offer my services after the product has launched as either a special or menu item to confirm the consistency of the recipe over time and also across various locations. 

Media Coaching: I will give suggestions on wording and promotion of plant-based products and share pertinent information for marketing purposes. 

Pricing: During our free consultation, I will go over my pricing structure. Some of my pricing will be hourly and some prices are based on the actual project.

For Private Clients

Free ½ hour consultation: I want to make sure that my services fit your needs before either of us commit money or time. We can get together over the phone or on Zoom to chat about your needs and how I may be able to help you.

Zoom classes for individuals and groups: I will be offering various cooking classes for either general recipes for groups or special recipes for individuals. 

Recipe Creation: Do you have a family member who recently went vegan? Or are you getting ready for a big family event and want to bring something plant-based? I can veganize some of your favorite family recipes! I will work with you on allergy issues and comfort level with varied ingredients.

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Cooking Instructions: I will create recipes that work with your kitchen set up, kitchen equipment, and skill level. I may recommend certain ingredients or equipment based on what you want to make, ie. an InstaPot, or nutritional yeast. 


Pricing: Pricing will be discussed during the consultation, but in general, I charge by the hour, by the class, or by the recipe. 

Why Chefs Love Us

Rodolfo Cornick
General Manager,
Maya Tulum Resort and Spa

I invited Mimi to consult with us on our a la carte and buffet menu. She was super easy to work with, made our staff and chef feel inspired and empowered, and knows her way around a restaurant kitchen without getting IN the way. She gave us lots of great ideas, recipes, and suggestions to make our menu more plant-forward, inspired, cohesive, beautiful and flavorful without adding a lot of extra work for our staff or expensive, hard to find, ingredients. I would recommend her highly to give your restaurant, resort, or food-service business a leg up on the competition but adding more delicious and satisfying plant-based options that work with your existing menu. It has added value, increased our revenue, customer experience and satisfaction.

Ken Wehry
Operations Manager,
Las Olas Taqueria

I had the pleasure of meeting Mimi Loureiro after she was referred to do a vegan dish consultation for our restaurants Las Olas Taqueria. We were looking to launch a vegan gluten free protein option for our shops and Mimi hit it out of the park with a Soyrizo (Chorizo) vegan protein recipe that was a perfect fit for our menu and business concept. Her communication through the whole process from the tasting stage, recipe design and launch at our restaurant of the Soyrizo was very streamlined and professional. Her communication was always prompt and Mimi was amazing to work with listening to our wants and needs and giving us her full attention during the whole process. I would highly recommend her skills and services to anyone looking to take their vegan/vegetarian menu to the next level!

Maki Pombo
Volcanic Ash

I have worked with Mimi for years on different projects and was a huge fan of the food at VO2 Vegan Cafe.

She is creative, easy to work with, inspiring, empowering, and LOVES to make plant-based foods that are accessible and delicious for everyone.

Selfishly, as a vegan of 15 years with an omnivore family, I can't wait for her to work with your restaurant so I can go there with my family and order whatever she creates for you!

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