Davella Studios is a hospitality consulting firm that specializes in a comprehensive design process. We partner with our clients to deliver the most detailed, high-quality, and budget appropriate food service solutions for every custom project. Davella Studios has worked with companies and individuals for whom excellent food service is a critical element of their success and have been recognized both domestically and internationally for its work alongside leaders in the fields of architecture, design, and the culinary arts.One of the advantages of our specialized industry focus is that our clients do not have to pay for a learning curve phase in which we educate ourselves to the fundamentals and details of the restaurant business. We are restaurant professionals.We listen to our clients needs, presenting them with new ideas, new approaches, and the latest in both operating techniques and industry technology. Our goal is to ensure that our client obtains the very best possible food service operation consistent with his needs and his budget.In summary, we work with our clients and with the design team to provide trusted advisement. In essence, we are advocates for you; helping you address the unique demands presented by the food service industry.When we have been a part of the project team, we feel that we have measurably contributed to the ultimate success of the facility and to both the enjoyment of its guests and the productivity of its staff.


  • Americas


James is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, NY and graduated with an M.B.A from Fordham University s Graduate School of Business in New York, NY. James first donned chef s whites through the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. James was an active participant with the Hospitality Adaptations Working Group for the U.S. Green Building Council.

Market Segments

  • Branded Concepts
  • Business and Industry/Food Services
  • Casinos
  • Clubs
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Fine Dining
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Resorts
  • Retail

Area Of Expertise

  • Accounting & Financial Controls
  • Business Strategy
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Management
  • Kitchen Design
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedure & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Management
  • Sustainability

Food Facility Design

  • Yes

Management Advisory Services

  • Yes

Membership Grade

  • Professional (TAD)


  • Consultant


  • Davella Studios

Profile Title

  • President



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