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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from doing business with you?


First, we listen closely to what you need. Then, we research the issues surrounding your questions and assemble a team of experts tailored just for you. Next, we facilitate a contract that provides solutions and support. Finally, we monitor progress to make sure that work is done in the agreed time frame and assure that everyone is happy.

Why are you doing this?


We are foodservice professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our community nurtures a deep and resourceful network. operation:eatery provides rewarding, empowered employment for our industry friends and colleagues. We create and share wealth, feed new ventures, and advocate for the industry and its workers.

Can I get a list of references?


Absolutely, contact Founder and President Rebecca Gunter for a list of satisfied customers happy to talk to you about our product, value and service.

What kind of food do you do?


What kind of food do you want?

Are you willing to travel?


Hell, yeah!

Wait, aren’t we competitors?


If you are a restaurant owner, an event coordinator or a caterer, you may think that operation:eatery is your competition. But we’ve got a “the more the merrier” kinda attitude and think that if there are only eight slices of pie, someone should make more pie! In other words, there is room for everybody at the table. Industry folks, we need to stick together. Let us support your food dreams in any way that we can.

How do I know that you’re on the up and up?


Operation Eatery, LLC, is a Washington D.C. limited liability company. If you need a witness, ask us for a list of references. If a picture is worth a thousand words, check out our portfolio.

Can you give me some examples of the kind of work that you do?


Absolutely, click here.

Who do I talk to about joining your team?


If you are a dynamic industry professional looking for event-driven work in catering and consulting, a powerful well-organized administrator, or a marketing genius, please contact our founder and president Rebecca Gunter.

Who do I talk to about planning an event?


If you’re looking for a dynamic team to plan and produce your food-focused special event and want a free consultation, please contact our Director of Catering and Special Events Cecily Miles Slater.

Who do I talk to about getting some food?


Got the fever for the flavor of our completely craveable culinary creations? Please contact our founder and Executive Chef Rich Gunter to schedule a tasting, drop-off, or menu consultation.

Who do I talk to about getting help for my distressed food business?


Do you need to expand your resources by tapping into the operation:eatery network and get support for your food business? Please contact founder and president Rebecca Gunter to schedule a free consultation about Front of the House, marketing, communications and PR. If you’ve got issues in the Back of the House or need help with Vendors and Supply Chain Management, please reach out to founder and Director of Operations Rich Gunter.

Who do I talk to about starting a food business?


Do you need to expand your resources by tapping into the operation:eatery network and get support for your food business? Please contact founder and president Rebecca Gunter to schedule a free consultation about Front of the House, marketing, communications and PR. If you’ve got issues in the Back of the House or need help with Vendors and Supply Chain Management, please reach out to founder and Director of Operations Rich Gunter.

Who do I talk to about getting support for my charity and goodwill project?


Whenever we can give back to the community or help raise money for good not-for-profit organizations that feed hungry people or create work in the industry, we jump at the chance. Contact founder and president Rebecca Gunter if you want to partner on some good work.

Who do I talk to about hiring a team member?


We are an irresistible bunch! If a member of our team would make a great addition to yours, reach out to founder and president Rebecca Gunter.

Who do I talk to about a free consultation?


Need to talk about it? We’re here for you. Contact founder and president Rebecca Gunter to schedule a free consultation.

Who do I talk to about getting featured on your Food Porn section of this website?


We love a braggart! Did you make something totally awesome and want to share it with our friends and fans? Please contact our founder and Executive Chef Rich Gunter.

Who do I talk to about being a guest writer for your newsletter?


Are you ready to add your voice to a Community of Practice? We continually seek out talented writing about any topic of interest (from home cooking to great eat spots to remarkable bartenders.) Publish and flourish by contacting founder & president Rebecca Layton Gunter.

Who do I talk to about getting featured on your Our Heroes section of this website?


Our industry is filled with amazing people doing unbelievably creative and remarkable things every day. Want to shout out someone special in the history of food and service or give props to someone you admire in the business? Please contact our founder and Executive Chef Rich Gunter to get a forum with operation:eatery.

Who do I talk to about removing myself from your mailing list?


We know, we know: you love us, but you have to prune your friend tree. Contact founder & president Rebecca Layton Gunter to stop receiving our newsletter.

Who do I talk to about subscribing to your newsletter?


Can’t get enough DC-focused food news? Ask our founder & president Rebecca Layton Gunter to add your name to our mailing list.

Who do I talk to about your next event or demo?


Don’t miss the excitement! Find out about our next Chef’s Demo from contact our Director of Catering and Special Events Cecily Miles Slater.

Who do I talk to about reaching out to some of your partners?


Do you want to network with some of our people? Founder and President Rebecca Gunter can help you make the connections that you need.

Who do I talk to about your virtual office in Second Life?


Are you a Second Lifer? Check out our Steampunk Sky Castle where we collaborate on projects and host meetings. Curious about what that all means? founder & president Rebecca Layton Gunter.