Kalandranis Consulting offers turnkey solutions to existing restaurants looking to revitalize their business and those in the emerging, or concept development stages. From mapping essential operations management protocol and marketing strategy to bolster your brand, we take a holistic view on all aspects of your business, streamlining everything to create ease and fluidity, optimize function, and grow revenue. Our team will work with you on a project or on-going basis to create a framework for longevity and financial success, providing seasoned insight, clarity, and direction throughout the process.
Our work with clients is highly personalized. Our approach to each project is thoughtful, fresh, and creative. We can support your growth, limit your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success.
What makes Kalandranis Consulting distinctive is our deep knowledge and background in multicultural cuisines and atmospheres, and decades of experience elevating food, lodging, and hospitality brands through dynamic branding and marketing. Regardless of where or what type of restaurant you have or plan to open, our approach will take your venture to the next level, helping you build confidence, vision, and profits.
Constantine Kalandranis was born in Astoria, Queens with a love of food. From cooking alongside members of his Greek-American family to preparing for holiday gatherings, Constantine saw the power food had to connect people. At 14, he began working at a local pizzeria and continued his journey in the culinary world through a variety of positions like cook, baker, and server. His passion propelled him towards the Culinary Institute of America, where he learned about cooking techniques, service and professionalism.
Since then, he has worked at esteemed dining establishments including Gotham Bar & Grill, Brasserie Perrier, Veritas, L’impero, The TastingRoom and Anthos, which received a Michelin Star. Through his career, Constantine has cultivated his own style, traveled the world and even cooked for President Barack Obama at the White House.
After falling in love with the Hudson Valley during college, Constantine returned to the area to open 8 North Broadway in Nyack in 2012 followed by 273 Kitchen in Harrison and PopoJito MedMex Kitchen in Scarsdale, all in New York state.
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Formerly a coffee shop seating 30, this favorite dining destination in bustling Harrison, NY, in the heart of Westchester County, has consistently brought in rave reviews and new traffic in its four years. A seasonally-inspired Mediterranean menu with ingredients culled from the Hudson Valley region, 273 Kitchen offers a thoughtfully curated menu which changes daily and affordably priced standout small production wine by the glass and bottle. With a modern, eclectic decor and outdoor dining, 273 Kitchen draws a young professional crowd weeknights and all ages on weekends.
Our first restaurant located in the beautiful Hudson Rivertown of Nyack, NY, this jewel storefront dining establishment has a smartly appointed dining room and a magnificent copper bar which extends nearly the entire length of the restaurant. The restaurant has maintained a steady buzz since opening in 2012, 8 North Broadway continues to draw patrons from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and throughout New York state, thanks to a daily-changing menu, tapped small production wines, locally brewed beer, and craft cocktails using Brooklyn and small spirit producers. The restaurant sources many of its ingredients from the Hudson Valley and is known for being highly accommodating to patrons with allergies and sensitivities.
The concept of PopoJito MedMex Kitchen came from a desire to bring delicious, 100% gluten-free dining to the Scarsdale, NY community. We developed the menu, consulted on the retro industrial interior style, contracted with local farms and purveyors, and brought a vibrant restaurant concept to the downtown of one of Westchester County’s toniest suburbs. The restaurant, which melds Mediterranean classics with Mexican sensibility, has been a tremendous success, surpassing all expectations and breaking down age barriers. Positive editorial reviews and regular editorial features and our vibrant social platforms keep PopoJito buzzing and highly popular with people of all ages.
251 Lex was opened in 2015 in the beautiful New York City suburb of Mt. Kisco in Westchester County. Emphasizing locally-sourced ingredients and a vibrant menu that changed on a daily basis, the restaurant drew largely from Mediterranean classics, updated with a modern twist. Located in a renovated Victorian style home, with two levels and a sleek bar, the restaurant's sensibility attracted patrons from all over the Tri-State area. While patrons were drawn to the restaurant's sophisticated vibe at dinner, the dining room was a popular lunch destination for nearby executives and festive venue for families enjoying weekend brunch.