La Pausa

Copenhagen, Denmark


Having recently been taken over by new management, discover how we partnered with La Pausa in Copenhagen to help begin their journey of evolution.

With the ambition to execute a Three Phase project over the next 12-18 months, the initial key focus of Phase One was to set the foundations and build a stable operation which will act as a stepping stone ahead of Phase Two (Winter 2023) and Phase Three (2024/2025)

In turn, Phase One focussed on developing a shift in operating standards, sequence of service, menu offerings and brand activations. CENSE were therefore engaged by La Pausa to help them during this transitional period.

Project Tasks

1. Menu Development

2. Ambience Development

3. Cost Analysis & Commercial Strategy

4. Training & Development

5. Standard Operating Procedures

6. Key Performance Indicators

7. Supplier Negotiations & Procurement

8. Executive Summary

9. Supplier Introductions

10. Management Level Recruitment

La Pausa, Copenhagen

Key Objectives

— Analyse existing financials with a focus on lowering cost of sales and enhancing profit margins.

— Conduct a competitor analysis of the local operators and wider Copenhagen district.

— Develop a new commercially focussed Breakfast & Brunch, All Day Dining, Cocktail and Wine menu

— Curate new standards of excellence and sequence of service for the operation.

— Write new standard operating procedures for local level accountability

— Actively source and hire senior level management including General Manager and Head Chef.

— Enhance the ambience with playlist curation, table mise en place, lighting and terrace furniture

— Create a calendar of seasonal commercial activations and brand opportunities including Bottomless Brunch

— Curate an extensive Executive Summary including local data, financial overviews, forecasted CapEx / OpEx budgets and concept development opportunities

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