Dawn Pinaud, Owner Toluca Lake

Specialties: specialty coffee and cafe concepts

What Dawn Pinaud is offering:

phone consultations, Skype, & live classes for entrepreneurs

How Dawn Pinaud can help you:

Often start-ups in the Specialty Retail just need to talk to a professional that understands their world. Dawn Pinaud, with 25+ years experience, provides her recipe for success in all phases of food or beverage concept development. Dawn is an inspiring consultant with real solutions, ideas, and helpful tips that you can input into your concept immediately and see instant results.

Dawn provides online PHONE CONSULTATIONS and LIVE CLASSES in Los Angeles.

Professional Summary

An innovative and seasoned professional, with a successful background in global market expansion, accelerated growth, and brand development. Dawn Pinaud comes with the best references in the ‘Specialty Coffee’ industry most notably she opened the first 4 regions under Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks Coffee. Dawn has more than 25+ years of successful, progressive experience in all phases of business development with a focus on coffee beverages, food & product development as well as cafe operations. Dawn is a recognized hands-on, pro-active troubleshooter who can rapidly identify business problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and implement new processes in challenging and diverse environments.

Employers & Global Client List-
Seattle Coffee Co Ltd, UK
Coca-Cola, UK
McDonald’s Corporation – IL., USA
Arcaffè – Israel
Columbus Cafes – France & Belgium
Dorman’s Coffee – Kenya
Frazer Coffee – Germany
Mojo Coffee A/S – Sweden & Denmark
Agnes Cupcakes A/S – Denmark
Whidbey Telecom (Wifire Café) – WA., USA
Zen Coffee – Russia

World Barista Championship (Judge in Oslo, Norway)
Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
Specialty Coffee Association of America
Rotary Club Member Copenhagen, Denmark

Noteworthy Publication References-
Pour Your Heart into It, by Howard Schultz (1997)
Uncommon Grounds, by Mark Pendergrast (1999)
Bienheureux les fêlés, by Philippe Bloch, Columbus Cafés, France (2003)
Brand News, Nancy F. Koehn, Harvard Business School Press