Restaurant Resource Council
Restaurant and food service businesses, we care about your success!
The WBC Restaurant Resource Council was formed as an open forum for Los Angeles County restaurant and foodservice business owners to discuss and find solutions to issues you face, provide a networking opportunity with other cool restaurant people, connect with restaurant services companies, and provide you with the assistance you need to create or maintain a thriving foodservice or food sales business.
People who would benefit from being part of our council would be those who are:
- Contemplating opening a restaurant, food truck, or catering business
- Already own an independent or franchise restaurant business
- Cottage industry food companies
- Farmer’s market sellers
Everyone is Welcome!
Our council is here to serve you! We know running a restaurant or food service business can be exhilarating and also challenging. We have vast experience in running and starting up restaurants and providing support that will make your business profitable.
Please take advantage of these free resources at the Women’s Business Center/VEDC.
Monthly Meet Ups
We network and educate monthly at our Restaurant Resource Council Meet Up the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm- 7:45 pm.
Monthly Restaurant Workshops
We have a monthly educational topic the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.
We sponsor expos three times a year to provide you with current best practices and trends, introduce Los Angeles County restaurant service vendors at our trade show, and give on the spot free consultations.
Member of the Board of the Restaurant Resource Council
We are always looking for people to help grow the membership of the Restaurant Resource Council. Find out about becoming a board member or volunteer on one of our projects to help support local restaurants.
Ruth Garcia- Corrales
Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center
Ruth is currently the Executive Director for the VEDC Women’s Business Center and is a member of NAPW, the National Association of Professional Women, with over 850,000 members across the country, and President of its Los Angeles Chapter and Western Regional Manager; she is also a board member for the Women’s National Book Association.
Celeste is the CEO and Founder of the Restaurant Success Center, a restaurant consulting, payroll, HR, and training firm in Los Angeles specializing in improving restaurant operations, profits, and solving problems that keep restaurant owners up at night. She is a 33-year food service veteran with restaurant ownership, and extensive multi-unit restaurant experience in operations, training, and business consulting.
Ricardo Saenz is an Accountant with 15 years of diverse experience, specializing in restaurant and food service industries. He owned and operated a successful restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, which he sold to a group of investors, and is also a Real Estate Agent specializing in sales, acquisitions, and leasing of restaurants and food related businesses.
Jen is the owner and Creative Director of JENCO CREATIVE. Jen’s graphic design career spans more than ten years, during which time she has had the pleasure of working with a roster of amazing clients ranging from the Got MILK campaign to Mary J. Blige. Her design work has been recognized as smart, effective and inspired and has won multiple awards.
Jake of Elite Merchant Solutions, is an ambassador with the of the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce and a proud member of the Restaurant Resource Council. Jake provides businesses with merchant services as well as specialize in building a tailored solution offering the most competitive rates and fees when accepting credit cards as a form of payment.
Ali is the founder of 786 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza Co and Master Pizzaiolo raised his Sun Valley pizza company to state and national acclaim for Top YELP score in California, Best Restaurant in California by USA Today and LA Weekly in 2016. He has been featured in several articles by LA weekly, PMQ Magazine, and Pizza Today and has appeared on TV and radio from Food Network to ABC7 and KTLA5.
EAT. LEAD. PROFIT.
You have a voice! We want to hear it! You have business needs! We want to help you!
Together we are stronger! Please join our group and we will grow successful together—one new partnership, meal, and customer at a time!
If you would like more information on how to be part of the Council contact the Women’s Business Center at 818-907-9922 or the following Restaurant Resource Council officers directly:
Celeste Young-Ramos, VEDC Foodservice Consultant
818-300-3098 or [email protected]
Jake Kremin, Elite Data Solutions
818-434-6762 or [email protected]