Julia Heyer

Julia Heyer

Heyer Performance. Restaurants Done Right.
Julia’s wide-ranging restaurant career encompasses development, operational and corporate experience across the globe. Over the years, she has led the experience creation, negotiation, design, development and project management of a large variety of new ventures. This multi-faceted experience has sharpened her skills and insights for concept development, experience creation, operations management and project execution.
With her team at Heyer Performance, Julia has supported more than fifty food and beverage ventures—from projects 450 to 29,000 square feet in size, fast casual to three-Michelin star chefs in style and ranging from classic restaurants, to foodhalls, unusual spaces and co-working ventures in format.
She and her team assist clients in feasibility assessments, business structuring, concept + experience development, site selection, brand management, financial projections, experience path development and operational blueprinting, as well as business transformations.
A native German, Julia graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where she won the prestigious RC Kopf student achievement award. Today, as a frequent Cornell guest-lecturer and instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, she enjoys helping the next generation of F+B talent succeed. She also serves on the Mayor’s Council of Food & Beverage for New York City and has been quoted or mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Business News, and New York Times.