A 'COFFEE-PRENEUR' ON A MISSION
Hi, I'm Dawn Pinaud, and welcome to my website!
I've worked as a Specialty Coffee consultant for some of the world's most well known beverage-and-bean stores, developing complete start-to-finish, coffee-focused concepts. I was fortunate to work with Starbucks in the very beginning - I was the first employee (under CEO, Howard Schultz) - and I come with the best references in the industry!
Nowadays I'm involved in everything from site selection, to layout planning, and menu building. I oversee operations and manage contractors, city agencies, and lawyers. I also help recruit the best talent, from CFO's to baristas. I still find myself at the table with the likes of Fortune 500 companies putting in my 2 cents on the Specialty Coffee industry or trendy new beverages.
My story is a long one, but it's worth the read, especially over a cup of my personal blend, Dawn's Blend! I hope you enjoy it.
I'm an innovative and seasoned retail coffee operations expert, with a successful background in global market expansion, accelerated growth, and brand development.
I have experience in all phases of business development, strategic planning, and retail operations and I'm recognized as a 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.
Over the years I have helped multiple startups and existing coffee businesses grow into successful enterprises. Learn from my experience and make less costly mistakes by hiring me as your coffee consultant. I can show you how to build a profitable menu as well as making yours unique from the competition.
Get in touch for a free consultation and together we'll transform your business!
MY COFFEE BLENDS
Over the years I've searched for exceptional coffees and I've discovered some delicious blends thanks to my travels around the world. A few years ago while on a small island in the Pacific Northwest I discovered a roastery that created for me an incredible blend that I call Dawn's Blend. It's my hope that you'll enjoy it as much as my pals do - after all, what's great coffee without your pals! Available now in my store!
BRANDS I'VE WORKED WITH
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During my tenure as CEO of Starbucks Coffee, Dawn was employed for about nine years in various positions of increasing responsibility and complexity. She served as manager of four retail locations, most importantly as the founding manager of the company's first espresso bar and café. She left the company to manage the rollout of Il Giornale, the eventual purchaser of Starbucks. I have direct knowledge of Dawn's talent and accomplishments in coffee and in operations. She has been a valuable member of several operations teams. In each, her extensive knowledge and organization created smooth operations and significant value for herself and the companies. I highly recommend her work.
Co-founder and former CEO of Starbucks
GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions, or you want to buy some delicious coffee, please send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.