What is CML Consulting?


CML Consulting is a Baton Rouge-based consulting firm specializing in the hospitality industry. We’ve learned a lot through our many business ventures, and we would like the opportunity to share what we’ve learned with others. Having conceptualized, opened, and operated numerous successful restaurants garnering accolades such as “Best New Restaurant” by 225 Magazine twice, CML Consulting can add value to your operations in many different ways. Whether you're a veteran in the hospitality industry needing help managing costs and controlling expenses or a novice individual interested in concept development, planning and organization, or marketing and execution, CML Consulting can contribute a vast amount of knowledge and experience ultimately leading to increasing profit lines and prolonged success. We pride ourselves in offering customized consulting services centered around our core principle, the art of hospitality, and we look forward to helping you implement your vision. 

What can CML Consulting offer?

Below are just some of the services that CML Consulting has contributed to clients for the development of a concept or brand:

  • Discovery and Concept Development
  • Chef-driven menu creation and implementation
  • Target-driven real estate potential
  • Company Organization and Development
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Specialized Company Policies, Rules, and Regulations
  • Specific Budgeting (Labor, Food Costs, Menu Pricing, etc.)
  • Financial feasibility and Pro-forma analysis
  • Hiring, training, and developing staff
  • Detailed Job Descriptions
  • Purchasing and product procurement
  • Accurate Financial Data (Monthly P&L Reports and Balance Sheets)
  • Proper analysis of accounting reports leading to correct future organizational decisions

What inspires Chase M. Lyons?

I am constantly inspired by traveling and immersing myself in different cultures, and learning how those cultures interact with each other through various unique customs, ideology, and food.