Wolfgang Puck
Joe C. Essa, President of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.

“We are impressed by Makowsky Group. We engage Makowsky Group to elevate restaurant concepts within the Wolfgang Puck Worldwide portfolio. Makowsky Group swiftly identifies/solves bottleneck issues, design improvements, site decisions, catering models, and concept direction. They deliver and execute a smart, pinpointed, and powerful roadmap that empowers everyone. Their work is excellent to our highest standards. We love having Makowsky Group on our team. Highly endorsed!”

Hakkason Group


Omar Gutierrez, Vice President Restaurant Division, Hakkasan Group

“Makowsky Group is a core team partner for new concept development including design, market positioning, culinary, and site locations especially in airports, hotels, and casinos. They’re an asset launching exciting concepts that deliver exceptional experiences that excel in service and style.”


Greg Keller, President of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. 

“Makowsky Group streamlined our off-premise revenue model and achieved cross-functional alignment in the restaurants and at corporate. They restructured the entire catering program quickly and effectively and created a highly profitable revenue stream. Makowsky Group continues to work closely with our operations, finance, and executive teams on an ongoing basis to ensure optimal performance and drive revenue. They deliver results.”

Tennenbaum Capital Partners

Mark K. Holdsworth, Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

“Makowsky Group has performed important due diligence on our restaurant portfolio.  We are impressed with how they engage the entire management team, guests, and benchmark competition. They are proven to be spot on with their analysis and provide a clear pathway towards quickest and smartest return on investment.”

Cappello Global LLC

Alexander L. Cappello, Chairman & CEO, Cappello Group, Inc.

“Makowsky Group does highly intelligent work and creates extraordinary outside the box opportunities. CEO Seth Makowsky is one of the smartest guys in the industry.”

three square

Brian Burton, CEO of Three Square

“We are excited to have Seth Makowsky of Makowsky Group join forces with Elizabeth Blau and The Culinary Council. Our local restaurant participation continues to increase and our collaboration with Makowsky Group will elevate Las Vegas Restaurant Week to a National Event.”


Eduardo Uribe Mesta, Vice President of Business Development, Areas USA

Makowsky Restaurant Group have been an integral part of our success. They are highly collaborative and have a track record of dramatically driving store revenues and creating new opportunities for our company. With Makowsky Group comes a deep network of industry connections, exciting brands, and celebrity chefs. Makowsky Group is a well respected and trusted partner of Areas USA.”


Jake Frank, Managing Director, Corporate Development of gategroup

“Makowsky Group is a world-class strategic advisor who provided a highly effective game plan and important insights to our corporation. CEO Seth Makowsky brings together the strategic vision of a chess master, the hands-on accountability of a solid operator, and the passion of a genuine democratic foodie.”