New Restaurant Opening

Gaming social bars are becoming a big trend across North America and Asia, and we were very excited to be apart of developing Toronto’s newest gaming bar, Power Up Bar.  Avid gamer Chris Venutolo had a vision of creating a gaming experience that was focussed on social interaction and fun, versus hard-core gaming. His goal was to unite gamers and non-gamers in a super fun social environment that offered not your typical bar menu, exquisite cocktails, and local craft beers.

Power Up Bar partnered with Interior Designer Irfan Bukhari to create a space that felt futuristic and welcomed social interaction. Chris partnered with The Fifteen Group to design the menus, food costing, supplier management, setup the restaurant operations, hire and train staff, and prepare the restaurant and team for opening.  Consultant Chris Knight was the lead on the project, and within eight quick weeks of working together, Power Up Bar officially opened in September 2016.

Power Up Bar also partnered with restaurant marketing firm, Fervid Communications, to develop and manage a targeted media relations program for his opening. Since opening his doors, Power Up Bar has been featured in BlogTO, DineTO, Now Magazine, Food Service and Hospitality, Post City Magazine, and local food blogs.


Opening Handholding Management

  • Recipe Development
  • Kitchen Design and Equipment Sourcing
  • Process and Procedures
  • Staff Hiring and Training
  • POS and Systems Management


38 Wellington St, East, Toronto