Welcome to My Restaurant
Talented designer turns restaurant dreams into reality
WELCOME to My Restaurant! will enlighten, educate, inform and entertain in equal measure - and take viewers on a wild ride as restaurant newbies and wanna-bes race toward opening day.
The recipe is simple and the drama is built in. Take a set of virgin restaurateurs, throw in an eccentric French/Canadian designer/fabricator, add some unrealistic expectations, a dash of ego, a limited budget and a ticking clock. The spice in the sauce is Welcome Bienvenue, a Norwalk, CT-based designer/fabricator/carpenter/mason/electrician/plumber/metal worker/what-have-you, with a string of restaurant credits a mile long, who works with no plans, no blueprints and no net – just a tattooed sidekick with an attitude, named Steve, and decades of experience in conjuring something exceptional.
Welcome has an uncanny knack for turning dreams into reality using off-the-shelf materials in unusual ways, transforming half-articulated concepts into customized and unique restaurant environments.
Using local suppliers and fabricators, Welcome conjures atmosphere and elegance from the mundane: sheet metal from an HVAC supply shop turns into a sleek back splash; 5-yards of lace from a fabric shop mixed with paint and clearseal becomes a designer coffee bar; a hollow-core door from the building supply store is transformed into a palisade entry way.