Philosophy/Review Policies/Disclaimer

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REVIEW POLICIES

Below is a disclaimer to inform my readers and establishments how I work in evaluating and reviewing establishments and some of the details in my blog posts.

All opinions are always my own. Photographs are typically mine and/or shared by the establishment, chamber of commerce, or credit is listed. Many establishments have provided complimentary or discounted meals, lodging, and amenities in order for me to visit, and to help me defray costs and enable me to deliver fresh, exciting content to my audience, however my opinions cannot be bought or influenced. Many establishments reach out to me and invite me to visit to sample their cuisine, or accommodations. Others are recommended by my Advisory Board Members, colleagues, friends, and family. If I do not particularly care for an establishment I’ve gone to, I will not write about it. To date, I have written about over 300 establishments, and have not written anything negative about any establishment on my blog. I feel that while many establishments and owners strive to provide the best food, service, hospitality, and overall experience for their customers, nothing and nobody is perfect, and I simply prefer not to engage in spreading negativity or publicly pointing out faults, there are plenty of other people and services that do this. I do however share with any establishment whether I am going to write about them or not, and whether I write or not, I will share with the owner and or management any issues that came up during my visit which could be improved upon. Again, if there are too many issues, and the establishment does not in the end meet my criteria to be considered at least a “Preferred Destination” of Fred Bollaci Enterprises, demonstrating a high level of quality, consistency, and service, I will not write about it. If an establishment meets more stringent standards of excellence, including dedicated, hands-on ownership, and a marked philosophy of “going the extra mile to treat guests like family” and offering the “very best in product, service, and overall experience,” combined with excellent choices for health-conscious connoisseurs and gourmands, these establishments may be named Golden Palate® Partners of Fred Bollaci Enterprises, and are awarded The Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence® and recognition on this site and on my social media. Again, establishments cannot pay to be named a Golden Palate Partner® or Preferred Destination, the designation must be earned. Once an establishment has been named a Golden Palate®, they are then invited to consider Golden Palate Charter Membership and opportunities to further collaborate and be promoted by Fred Bollaci Enterprises, and to serve as foremost brand ambassadors of each other, subsequent to the initial review. I do not let compensation or free services/products affect my opinion while writing my posts. You cannot purchase a review from me. If you send me free samples of your product, if they fit my theme of “healthy-gourmet” and “authentic, artisan produced,” this does not guarantee I will write a blog post about it. I am often asked to endorse products. If, after I try the product it turns out to be something I love and fits in well with the theme of my blog and overall personal and brand philosophy, then I will consider writing about and possibly endorsing the product or featuring it on this site. For more information, please e-mail me. Establishments that meet the Golden Palate® criteria are eligible to be featured in an upcoming column in VENU Magazine as well as on my blog and social media. The combination of my endorsement before an audience of over 75,000 fans and followers across social media, and a feature in VENU, whose demographics are high net worth individuals in select markets, including the New York Tri-State Area, Florida, Washington, DC, Boston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, with plans to expand into Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and more, as well as abroad in Spain and Italy. For more information about being featured, please contact me.

If you would like to inquire about arranging a visit and Review of your restaurant, hotel, spa, winery, or artisan product, or arrange for coverage of a food or wine tasting event, or fitness event, please send me an e-mail at info@fredbollacienterprises.com. I am based in Palm Beach County, Florida, as well as Sarasota, FL, and New York City, and will consider locations anywhere in Florida, the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, as well as appealing destinations nationwide and abroad, as I frequently travel for business and pleasure and would love to see if I could add your establishment(s) to any potential itinerary and potentially share with my audience on this site and across my social media, where I currently have in excess of 75,000 fans and followers! Please allow ample time, as I receive numerous requests to attend events and visit properties, restaurants, and wineries, and am typically planning at least several months out. Establishments have comped air fare, meals, and accommodations to entice me to visit, as I am regarded as an international authority on luxury travel and lifestyle, and respect my opinion.
If you would like to work together on sponsored posts, recipe development, brand promotion, guest post appearances on my blog, reciprocal blog posts on your blog, guest/motivational speaking, coordinating with your restaurant on a “healthy-gourmet” dinner paired with wines, nutritional analysis, and a brief lecture and Q&A with me, and any media appearances, etc., please e-mail me.

For all inquiries, please keep in mind that while I have a gourmet palate and have dined at many of the best restaurants in the world, and have also enjoyed many smaller, “off the radar” “mom and pop” establishments, as well as hotels, B&B’s, cooking schools, wineries, spas, and more, my primary focus and pledge to my audience is to share how I was able to lose 150 pounds six years ago and keep it off, while enjoying a gourmet lifestyle, combined with a commitment to wellness and fitness, to inspire them to get healthy, the gourmet way, so regardless of what type of cuisine your establishment may serve, I am most interested in trying and writing about the lighter, healthy aspects, and prefer to focus on establishments which emphasize quality, freshness, authenticity, seasonality, and dedication to the enjoyment and wellbeing of their guests.
I always want to hear readers’ opinions, comments, and suggestions, and I am always looking for new places to try and destinations to visit to keep the content fresh and exciting for my audience, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

DISCLAIMER REGARDING WEIGHT LOSS AND LIFESTYLE CONSULTING

I am not a doctor or licensed healthcare professional. The opinions and methodology which has worked for me, has been done with initial medical clearance and ongoing supervision. While I have counseled, coached, and mentored hundreds of clients looking to successfully lose weight and learn to eat healthy-gourmet, both in restaurants, and cooking at home, I cannot assume any responsibility for your actions and at all times require that all of my clients sign a disclaimer, agreeing to be solely responsible for their decisions and outcome, and holding Fred Bollaci Enterprises, LLC harmless. Clients must also acknowledge they need to also have medical clearance and supervision from a licensed physician before beginning any weight loss or exercise program.