About us

Are you looking for a Consultant who is well versed in all aspects of the Food Service Industry and whose passion is Restaurant Design and Development Success, Profitability and Growth? These are the hallmarks of MSH Consultant Group.

Your project is a team effort. The fees that we charge for our services are based on a formula that considers both the size of the space and the anticipated amount of time to complete the project. Working in conjunction with architects, contractors, developers, engineers and owners, we have built a strong reputation for providing top-notch foodservice consulting services. Our process begins with the objectives of the operation and the goals of the design team.

A successful design can only be realized when all phases of the operation have been planned and evaluated. At MSH Consultant Group, we believe that the best foodservice projects are a combination of right-sized, functional back-of-house, coupled with attractive and inviting public areas. We accomplish this through understanding the client’s needs and finding successful solutions.

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Meet Our Team

Mark Herman

Mark Herman’s background is extensive—over 30 years of experience, including restaurant turnaround success. Mark has opened over 1200 food service facilities ranging from independent restaurants to major chains and franchises, including cafeterias, catering and banquet operations, hotels and bars. No job is too large or too small and each is tailored to the customer’s specific needs and desires.

Mark Herman is not only technically skilled, but a true professional who can provide you with advice that is invaluable in enhancing your success, which is the Ultimate Goal.

  • (919) 201-3308

Sal Ruffino

Sal joins our team as a 40+year North Carolina native, with hometown roots in Brooklyn, New York.  Sal has over 45 years of hands-on food service experience. He has owned, and operated, numerous restaurants and fast food concepts in shopping malls throughout New York, Virginia and North Carolina.  His portfolio also includes hair salons and clothing stores, up and down the east coast. Sal’s extensive experience with restaurant development, construction, and operations, make him a proven leader in the industry. Sal’s versatility and passion for concept development helps clients reach their goals.

  • (919) 608-2470

Christian Cruz

With 10+ years of experience in FoodService, Hospitality, Salesmanship, and Management; Christian Cruz is the newest member to join MSH Consulting Group. Born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, Christian has helped develop, through Training Techniques, many restaurants in North Carolina. Christian will teach and oversee administering ServSafe exams as a Registered Proctor and Certified Instructor. He will specialize in Food Safety Manager Training, Food Handler Training and ServSafe Alcohol Training. Christian’s passion is to teach clients the ServSafe fundamentals in order to understand and follow day to day.

  • (919) 672-8856
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