Congratulations to Dean Small, Synergy Co-Founder

Feb 27, 2021

Synergy Restaurant Consultants co-founder and managing partner, Dean Small, is humbled and honored to have been nominated by Orange County Business Journal for their Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards of 2021. This award is meant to recognize individuals for efforts in the creation and nurturing of business ventures.


If you look back at Synergy’s 33 year history, you will see it has been a project built by two hospitality industry professionals wanting to genuinely help those who dreamed of starting their own restaurants. Though it might be easy enough to opening up a foodservice business, it is hardly simple to sustain one efficiently. Culinary Institute of America graduates, Dean Small and Danny Bendas, joined hands to assist entrepreneurs see their ideas come to life.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Nominee OCBJ

It is serendipitous that fast-forward to today, these partners have recently launched a new hospitality entrepreneurship tool called Synergy Sync and Synergy U – two programs to help restaurant owners and managers standardize training and learn best restaurant practices. Synergy SYNC powered by Expandshare is a turnkey solution that includes a newsfeed feature for team communication, a digital toolbox of management systems, and checklists with customizable digital forms that are easily created and monitored. Train across locations with our application, on your laptop or even your phone.


Synergy’s mission has always been to help restaurants find operational efficiency in order to maximize profitability. In 2021, it’s finally time to get your restaurant in sync as we forge ahead for hopefully a better year for this industry!