MKT Running head: KUDLER FINE FOODS Kudler Fine Foods MKT/421 Kudler Fine Foods Kathy Kudler , the founder of Kudler Fine Foods, had a vision while working for another company as a Vice-President of the Marketing department. Kudler knew that she could bring something new to the Los Angeles area by opening a store that only specializes in “epicurean foods”. According to wordnetweb from Princeton University one of the definitions for epicure is “ a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment, especially good food and drink” (Princeton University, 2010). After developing a business plan and getting the financial aspect resolved, Kudler opened her first store in 1998. The experience that Kathy obtained in the other company, help
Planning for the future of the company requires mangers to think logically and make decisions that will help the company reach its objectives. This management function needs to be updated continuously because the market is constantly changing and the company needs to keep up with the market and for the company to be successful. For Kudler Fine Foods Kathy Kudler owner of the company is at the strategic level of the company planning the future of Kudler Fine Foods. Kathy Kudler’s frustration of traveling everywhere to get ingredients for her gourmet cooking she came up with a successful company. Her vision for the company has made the company so flourishing in the short amount of time it has been business.
Running head: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Operations Management Assessment of Operational Changes University of Phoenix MMPBL 502 Instructor: Arthur Gentner January 11, 2009 Operations Management Assessment of Operational Changes Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale food shop located in the San Diego metropolitan area. The company has enjoyed rapid growth, and the owner Kathy Kudler wants to make a few changes within the company. In doing this, Kathy Kudler plans to start contracting with local growers of organic produce. If Kudler Fine Foods proceeds with these changes and takes these steps, certain operational changes will be necessary. This paper will identify the business processes at Kudler Fine Foods that could be affected by the
* Executive Summary Kudler Fine Foods is a food services company focused on the catering and food services business based in Greenwich, CT. The current telecommunications environment has served the company well, but Kudler Fine Foods has not developed a long-term telecommunications strategy. With continued support calls, hardware refresh, and unforced errors by the user community the telecommunications environment has become a continued cost center. Technologies to create a well-managed telecommunications environment have been available for the last 10 years but were extremely complex and time-consuming to implement. Kudler Fine Foods’s Executive Staff has made a strategic decision to develop a Telecommunications Strategy to meet current, future, and ongoing business needs.
Beth’s office is through the kitchen in the back of the store. The Paradiso’s mission statement is “To build a lifelong partnership of raving guest, associates and stockholders”. Her job is to order supplies, doing schedules, hiring employees, cooking, serving, counting the register at the end of the day and taking care of the store. Beth says her least favorite thing about her job is the turnover never having enough people to run the store. There are times that she has to be the manager and the cook at the same time.
Kudler has overloaded her schedule while providing a significant portion of the tactical and operational management. Therefore, she does not have time to fulfill her primary obligation of providing strategic management. Kudler Fine Foods’ 2003 strategic plan created by a recent graduate for a price of $200 is an example of Ms. Kudler neglecting to conduct effective strategic planning. The area of marketing provides an example of how strategic management can benefit Kudler Fine Foods. Kudler Fine Foods’ marketing plan is minimal for an organization preparing to open a fourth store.
Running head: PERSONAL VALUES Personal Values Au'Shaunte' S. Watts University of Phoenix MGT521 Management Matthew Handlon Personal Values, Workshop #6, Due September 30, 2008 September 30, 2008 Abstract In this paper, the writer will give her personal value of herself what she values and how she view and understand ethics from the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment, she will then explore Kudler’s Gourmet Foods from last weeks assignment and give her opinion of what she believe Kathy valued within her management of her organization. Once she has completed that task, she will compare her personal values to that of Kudler’s Gourmet Food and see what differences there may be and how she can
Business Research RES/351 Lisa Hale March 17, 2014 Steven Thomas What is Business Research? In a simple term, it is a process of planning, acquiring, analyzing and disseminating relevant data to help decision makers to maximize performance (Business research methods, 11th Ed). I will discussthe process and the research it has taken for me to start Tralijon’ a catering business. I knew that when I wanted to get started in this business that I had to execute research, being an excellent caterer means you must know your competition and competition in this field of work are very tough. I like to eat at different places and try new things, but I also like the satisfaction of comfort food.
Because of this epiphany I realized I must go back to school and get my priorities straight. My dream of owning a restaurant were more and more distant and a Bachelors degree in chemistry seem obtainable. I realized that sometimes following your dream is not possible, but if you take a slight detour it might just lead you to your final destination. School is my detour, becoming a pharmacist is my short-term goal. With the salaries pharmacists make the possibilities of opening up my restaurant seem grand.
She tells her own thoughts about running her vegetable shop. “I started the shop because I believe that working from the bottom up is a good idea,” (p, 10 l,l 249-251). The quote is an example of the fact that she uses a subjective style in the essay. The subjective style in the essay makes that we get sympathy with Jeanette Winterson and we begin to think about the possibilities for running a small shop and be independent instead of always thinking about the money and the jobs in the big brands. Jeanette Winterson has some arguments in her essay.