WHO ARE WE?

YANU is a collaborative agency

We create and implement Food and Beverage concepts.

Our services are geared to corporate clients, and entrepreneurs.

You may be an independent outlet, a corporate entity, or an entire master planned precinct.

Founded by Wajih Sleiman.  For years, Wajih has been exploring ways to fuse his three great passions; food, numbers, and design. The result is a systematic approach he developed which he refers to as Food Business Design.

Read more about Wajih

WHAT WE DO

Food Business Design is a methodology that combines food, numbers / analytics, and design to craft
food and beverage concepts. This forms the cornerstone of YANU’s operating motto:

  • To create market relevant F&B concepts
  • Through a design driven approach
  • Built on strong financial foundations
  • With a sustainable business model
  • By connecting project dots in a cohesive structure

This can only be achieved by working closely with a network of hand picked trusted experts that come together to collaborate on various projects.

YANU Food Business Design

FOOD

FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE FOOD JOURNEY FROM AGRICULTURE THROUGH TO CULINARY PREPARATION AND SERVICE

BUSINESS

STRONG FINANCIAL FOUNDATION THAT ENSURE CONCEPT LONGEVITY
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A FOCUS ON NUMBERS AND ANALYTICS

DESIGN

ENCOMPASSING THE WORLD OF DESIGN IN ITS BROADEST SENSE FROM DESIGN THINKING TO ALL BRANCHES OF DESIGN THAT CONVERGE TO CREATE A COHESIVE FUNCTIONAL CONCEPT.

WHO ARE YOU?

Whether you are a corporate operator of a hospitality asset or an independent restaurant entrepreneur, Yanu has the expertise to deliver a tailored solution to assist you in realising your vision.

Our team have broad multi-sector expertise garnered from both Australian and international exposure. This allows us to establish a holistic view and understanding of the industry achieved by cross pollinating knowledge and transfer of know how from one project to the next.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

YANU’s services span from project inception through to realization, ensuring that the vision defined at the outset is implemented.

From vision to fruition.

CONCEPT CREATION

Design Brief:

YANU delivers F&B concepts in the form of Design Briefs. These briefs are built on Food Business Design principles and bring together the various interconnected building blocks of a project. The scope always commences with setting up the business model foundations which are then brought to life with a storyline that drives the aesthetic traits.

Design Management:

YANU is capable of driving the design process by briefing and coordinating with the appointed designers and consultants. The aim is to ensure they work towards creating a holistic approach of brand and interior concept creation in accordance with the design brief / concept document agreed upon.

Operational Support:

YANU can assist with the implementation of the concept by coordinating with the various project team members and driving the project to a successful execution by focusing on : Pre-Opening Procurement Lists, Training Input, Menu Development and  Operating Procedures.

Styling & Visual Merchandising:

YANU collaborates with a team of specialists to provide input into visual merchandising and display procedures and styling guidelines to deliver the finishing touches on a project.

MASTERPLANNING

YANU collaborates regularly with Katapult Consulting on masterplanning F&B projects. Together they have produced success stories on master-planned projects within shopping, exhibition, convention, education and entertainment centres, and sporting arena’s.

What makes this collaboration a success?

A macro / micro approach based on a methodology adopted through years of executing projects with a unique proposition and destinational status both in the Australian market and internationally.

Macro:

Considers the bigger picture in terms of world and local trends, macro economic conditions, consumer behaviour and buying patterns / trigger points, stakeholder requirements, and overarching strategy.

Micro:

Dives into the detail and explores the building blocks and components that make up a successful project starting from the financials foundations, to the individual operators / customer touch points through to design details and spatial considerations.

CUSTOM FRANCHISE

Do you have a novel F&B concept or brand you wish to franchise?

Want the best of both worlds ? A tailor crafted concept that reflects your personality, passion and vision AND has a structured support system of leading franchises both in terms of the design components and operating systems ?

Why not create your own tailored franchise?

YANU is able to support entrepreneurs in creating novel F&B brands and guide them through a collaborative approach of working with experts in various fields. Contact us for further information on how the custom franchise system can help you realize your dreams.

PROJECTS

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HOTELS

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INDEPENDENT CAFES & RESTAURANTS

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SHOPPING CENTRES

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EXHIBITION & CONVENTION CENTRES

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SPORTING ARENAS

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ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

COLLABORATORS

YANU believes in the power of a collaborative approach and bringing in trusted expertise of individuals and businesses to add value to projects delivered.

Katapult Consulting

Headed by Katherine Koh, first and foremost a true lover of food, Katherine is an expert strategist that delivers solutions to a broad mix of corporate clients.

TNG

TNG is lead by Laura Allport and Simon Barrett, The National Grid is a graphic design studio that delivers unique yet market relevant branding and awareness marketing creative.

Shereen

Shereen Najjar: Shereen is a creative art director with a passion for everything food related.

FCA Foodservice Consultants MTD Group

Directors Julian Ha and Andrew Brain are seasoned foodservice designers with expertise that span a wide cross section of the industry, from high end fine dining venues to institutional catering facilities.

FORUM

Forum provides you with more information and current news.

YANU website is live!

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

YANU is please to announce the launch of their new website. Contributions will be made to the Forum, as well as Projects that have been completed. Please return soon for further updates. Thank you.

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