We carefully screen and select from the brightest and the best of Austin's talented culinary community to mitigate risk as they pursue their dreams. We choose to support concepts that, in our expert assessment, are likely to succeed. Once Greenman has engaged a client, they benefit from our 200-plus years of collective experience in management and the restaurant and hospitality industries. Ultimately, we provide our clients with everything they need to package and execute their food and beverage start-up.

Detailed business plans, pro formas, and investment terms and conditions available on request after completing the brief accredited investor form.

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PROPRIETOR: Jodi Elliott »

Jodi Elliott has been creating pastries professionally for over fourteen years. Her experience and passion for all things sweet have contributed to the success of Foreign & Domestic, the restaurant she co-owns and operates. The F&D brand has dominated the Austin food scene since day one, and just over a year ago, Jodi expanded it even further by creating her hugely popular Saturday Bake Sales. Hundreds of people have waited in line for hours, rain or shine, just to have the opportunity to taste her creations. It’s clear that Austin has a need for superior baked goods, and Jodi...

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PROPRIETERS: Andrew Francisco & Justin Visci »

  • Aqua Crisps
  • Andrew Francisco is the previous executive chef at Olivia and is known throughout the central Texas restaurant scene for his surprising gastronomic inventions, heavily influenced by his adolescence spent in Malaysia.
  • Inspired by the prawn crackers and pork rinds he grew up eating there, Andrew invented Aqua Crisps, a vegan snack crisp made from smoked water and tapioca pearls. Aqua Crisps debuted on special menus and as a bar snack with...
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PROPRIETERS: John Bates & Brandon Martinez »

  • Noble Pig Sandwiches
  • John Bates & Brandon Martinez opened the first location of Noble Pig Sandwiches in September 2010. Including his time as executive chef at ASTI Trattoria and sous chef at Wink following his graduation from culinary school, he has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Brandon, similarly, was trained as a chef at the...
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