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The primary reason why Culinary Support Group is an effective organization within an everchanging and fickle industry, is the strength and knowledge of our battle hardened consultants who have paid their dues in various apects of the field.

While many of competing consultants consist of food journalists or retired culinarians, our consultants remain active in the field and therefore are updated and realistic about today's challenges.

We have also subdivided the consultants in specialty groups, so they can give you the greatest advise and service for your hard earned dollar.

Chef Armand VanderStigchel - Culinary Support Group founder / consultant & speaker

In a multi-faceted fashion, Chef Armand has exerted himself as a chef in hotels, country clubs, corporate food service, private restaurants, off-premise catering, gourmet markets and national chains. As a free-lance culinary instructor, he has helped many students achieve a path in the culinary field. While being an author of 3 nationally published cookbooks and featured food writer, many major networks such as Food Network, NBC, Fox, Discovery Channel ,have invited or produced shows featuring the cooking expertise of Chef Armand.

International food brands such as Jarlsberg Cheese, Old Amsterdam, Franks RedHot Sauce, French's Mustard, Cattlemen Barbecue, Ms Butterworths and Log Cabin Maple Syrup have commisioned Chef Armand to develope, style and photograph recipes featuring the brand for national publication and distribution.  For more info on his expertise visit www.chefarmand.net.

Consulting and speaker specialty topics:

  • Food Cost Doctor
  • Recipe Developement/structuring/ menu planning
  • Service evaluation
  • Restaurant Marketing
  • Publicity and cookbook media escort
  • Food Photography and Food Styling Services
  • Cookbook Consulting and Editorial Services
  • Specialty Foods training
  • Restaurant overhaul and rescue
  • National Culinary Speaker and spokes person on many topics


Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy's, NYC - consultant and speaker

Of the thousands of restaurants in New York City, very few withstand the tests of time—and only one can lay claim to being Frank Sinatra’s favorite. And where Frank went, his friends followed—from close pals such as Tony Bennett and fellow Rat Packers Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. to the show-biz colleagues they brought in. At the helm is Chef Sal, who has skillfully  applied his culinary talents as an author of Classic Italian Recipes from a New York City Landmark Restaurant (Clarkson Potter), creator of excellent Italian food, co-proprietor of Patsy's Sauce line and recently opened Atlantic City outpost of Patsy's at The Hilton. Chef Sal has appeared on many national shows such as Martha Stewart and NBC Today show. His warm and inviting personality has made him popular amongst his peers, customers and media outlets. For more info on Chef Sal, please visit www.patsys.com/

Consulting and speaker specialty topics :

  • Specialty product developement for private labels.
  • Multi location developement and training advise/ long term survival skills
  • Recipe developement for high quality Italian/Sicilian cuisine
  • National Culinary Speaker and spokes person on Italian American food history topics



Natalia Kozlovtseva
Ruben Bore

  » Apr 20, 2024  



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