"Hi. My name is Larry Nicola and I have been in the restaurant business for almost 30 years. The only person besides my sous chef who has stayed with me all these years is John Stewart. He is one of the first professionals I met in the business. He continues to provide me with high quality expert advise on design, purchasing and the expediting of all aspects of the restaurant business. He not only sold me the very cool chairs for my first restaurant, he showed me how things work logistically in a restaurant. He taught me that you must start with a plan / design that fits your concept; that functions at a high level; that it is necessary to purchase the correct equipment for each particular restaurant. He has an unbelievable knowledge of municipal codes, laws and permits; he not only has answers but saves time and money when making any decisions that pertain to construction and restaurant permitting issues. I am always looking at new sites and continually upgrading my restaurants, but before I do anything, I call John to talk about my ideas, so I can cut to the chase and also save money by doing it right the first time. I would gladly give my recommendation to anyone seeking John's services."