Bates Hospitality

Clients acknowledge Bates Hospitality has the ability to deliver the desired results within the established budget, time frame, and quality. Sean has a keen eye for detail, and implements and follows-through on all pre-determined goals. The projects he manages are exceptionally well organized, and the teams he leads are effective and foreseeable.

About Sean

Sean Bates has spent most of his life making sure people eat well and enjoy themselves. Growing up in Bricktown, New Jersey, a coastal cottage town, Sean worked in many eateries favored by generations of Manhattanites on weekend and holiday escapes. As a young teen, Sean eagerly worked alongside his father and uncle at their restaurant. There he learned to perfect and perform in every capacity of the trade – from dishwasher to prep, cook to bartender. While he loved food, Sean was a social butterfly at heart and most enjoyed time behind the bar, laughing and mingling, ensuring guests enjoyed themselves.


For more than 25 years, Sean has worked in the front of the house, back of the house, opened, owned, created, and operated original concepts. Along that path he's constantly learning new things, and have designed programs to meet the needs and problems that today's restaurant operators and culinary professionals face in today's challenging economy. His primary goal is to be the guy that will save, revitalize, reinvent and deliver you the successful business that you have dreamed of owning.


Delivers Results.  A go-getter who oversees the whole; thinks out of the box and adapts quickly. A man of his word. Has a strong sense of responsibility and follow-through that sets dreams into action. Inspires to invent, create and transform companies. Born networker. Extremely motivated to take on extra business. Cultivates and maintains a productive work environment. Recognizes opportunities. Analyses all success factors and risks.

Consulting Services

  • Concept development
    • Design and function
    • Name and graphics
    • Management systems
    • Business plan
    • Site selection
    • Menu development
    • Lease negotiations
    • Construction Management
    • Market research
    • Branding
    • Staffing
    • Key Management recruiting
    • Pre-opening
  • Management
    • Day to day operations
    • Including financial performance and accounting
    • Create day to day
    • Staff management
    • Payroll
    • Human Resources
    • Cash management and general ledger
    • Vendor relations
  • Marketing
    • Plans
    • Branding
    • Advertising
    • Website design and management
    • Social Media
    • Digital Media
    • Photography
    • Public relation


  • Delivered re-engineered menu and recipes for owner-operated counter-service restaurant to increase guest satisfaction and reduce perishables wastage
  • Planned complete relocation of existing restaurant to new facility, including facility design, seating layout, and communications plan
  • Developed social media outreach programs and branding for neighborhood sports bar outlet
  • Educated owners of successful single-location dessert outlet on process of and strategies behind business expansion into multiple locations.

Management Style

  • Problem solver; solution driven
  • Extensive follow-through on goals
  • Responsible and Trustworthy
  • Creates a system of support
  • Successfully anticipate market trends
  • Leads driven success through the mediocrity bubble in business
  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Unwavering focus on guest experience
  • Energetic connector with a sharp focus
  • Personal and direct approach



Sean is a driven Restaurant Consultant who has a penchant for tackling complex projects. Challenge and adventure push him to perform at the top of his game, he thrives in making order out of chaos, and has a strong affinity with new business development, strategy, and business expansion.

Contact Sean at Bates Hospitality when you are ready to develop a new bar or restaurant, build a brand, or drive your business to the next level.