Mothersauce Partners is named after the five classic mother sauces of French cooking.

These classic sauces are the basis for much of modern cooking as they provide the solid foundation from which innovative new recipes can grow.

With access to capital and the steady hand of industry expertise, Mothersauce Partners provides the solid base - the mother sauce - from which food and drink concepts can create their own unique identity.

 
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From fine dining to popular bars and a fast casual franchise, we have experience in every aspect of restaurant operations.

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We are inspired by the entrepreneurs, chefs and operators who are shaping modern cuisine and delivering in-demand concepts.

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With over 20 years in the restaurant business, Mothersauce Partners is well connected -- from chefs to operators to vendors and investors, we know this industry.

The Mothersauce Team

NICK FRESHMAN   Nick followed his heart (and stomach) into the restaurant business early on. He has spent over 20 years working in a multitude of capacities, leading concepts from ideas on paper to thriving businesses ( cont. )

NICK FRESHMAN

Nick followed his heart (and stomach) into the restaurant business early on. He has spent over 20 years working in a multitude of capacities, leading concepts from ideas on paper to thriving businesses (cont.)

ADAM D. STEIN   Adam Stein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bar Elena, The Eleanor DC, and the of the forthcoming second location of The Eleanor in Silver Spring, MD. He is also an in-demand consultant providing services to a number of clients in the Washington, DC area ( cont. )

ADAM D. STEIN

Adam Stein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bar Elena, The Eleanor DC, and the of the forthcoming second location of The Eleanor in Silver Spring, MD. He is also an in-demand consultant providing services to a number of clients in the Washington, DC area (cont.)

ERIKA LACHANCE   Erika is a dynamic marketing and new media professional who is passionate about leveraging the power of compelling content to tell a story. She has more than ten years of experience developing digital strategies and producing content for websites, print, and social media to help her clients build brand awareness and boost brand loyalty ( cont. )

ERIKA LACHANCE

Erika is a dynamic marketing and new media professional who is passionate about leveraging the power of compelling content to tell a story. She has more than ten years of experience developing digital strategies and producing content for websites, print, and social media to help her clients build brand awareness and boost brand loyalty (cont.)

 
GILLIAN SCHROEDER   A 20-year veteran of the industry, Gillian brings wisdom to her passion for food and drink. She is comfortable in the kitchen but serves as a true leader in the front of the house and in upper level restaurant management. As an accomplished team leader, she demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence that is critical in building and maintaining calm, high-functioning teams in work environments that are often fraught with stress ( cont. )

GILLIAN SCHROEDER

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Gillian brings wisdom to her passion for food and drink. She is comfortable in the kitchen but serves as a true leader in the front of the house and in upper level restaurant management. As an accomplished team leader, she demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence that is critical in building and maintaining calm, high-functioning teams in work environments that are often fraught with stress (cont.)

AL DI LEONARDO   Al Di Leonardo is an experienced intelligence and special operations officer who utilized his military training to successfully found and sell two companies in the private and public marketplaces. As a U.S. Army veteran he earned the Bronze Star Medal from U.S. Special Operations Command for his work in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, Al is more widely recognized as a subject matter expert in analytical tradecraft, and as entrepreneur with expertise, vision, and leadership at the intersection of big data, analytics, and geography ( cont. )

AL DI LEONARDO

Al Di Leonardo is an experienced intelligence and special operations officer who utilized his military training to successfully found and sell two companies in the private and public marketplaces. As a U.S. Army veteran he earned the Bronze Star Medal from U.S. Special Operations Command for his work in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, Al is more widely recognized as a subject matter expert in analytical tradecraft, and as entrepreneur with expertise, vision, and leadership at the intersection of big data, analytics, and geography (cont.)

CRAIG CUMMINGS   Craig actively invests in technology start-ups, many of which are founded by military veteran entrepreneurs, through his venture capital firm,  Moonshots Capital , which he co-founded with  Kelly Perdew . Craig is the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of  RideScout , a mobile app that showed users how to get from point A to point B by providing real-time ground transportation information. RideScout was acquired by Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) in September 2014 ( cont. )

CRAIG CUMMINGS

Craig actively invests in technology start-ups, many of which are founded by military veteran entrepreneurs, through his venture capital firm, Moonshots Capital, which he co-founded with Kelly Perdew. Craig is the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of RideScout, a mobile app that showed users how to get from point A to point B by providing real-time ground transportation information. RideScout was acquired by Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) in September 2014 (cont.)


 

Services

 
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Entrepreneurs

We provide capital and industry expertise to aspiring food and drink entrepreneurs.

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Investors

We source and negotiate unique investment opportunities in the food and drink space.

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