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Take your work to the next level

Welcome to GrubStreet’s consulting program! Simply follow the steps outlined below to begin your consultation journey. These actions will smoothly lead you from the start to the completion of your consultation.

Remember, once you've partnered with a consultant, all your communications about the Consulting Agreement will happen via email with your consultant. If you run into issues, please email us at [email protected].

How It Works

Step 1: Selecting a Consultant:

  • Visit the Consultants’ page on GrubStreet’s website.
  • Browse the list and click on the profile of the consultant you're interested in.

Step 2: Requesting a Consultation:

  • At the bottom of the consultant’s profile page, click the “Request Consultation” button.
  • This action opens an email template. In your email to the consultant, please include:
    • Your full name.
    • A brief summary of your project goals.
    • Your preferred deadline for completing the consultation.
  • Add the subject line “Requesting a GrubStreet Consultation” and click send.
  • After sending your email, please wait for the consultant’s response.

Step 3: Requesting a Consultation:

  • The consultant will reply to your email typically within 2 business days.
  • If they agree to take on your project, a Consulting Agreement will be made available in your user account dashboard on GrubStreet’s website via the link on the right hand side notification section. Note: This only happens after you and the consultant agree on the project length and quote via email.

Step 4: Accepting the Project:

  • Once the consultant has finalized your Consulting Agreement, they will email you to let you know it’s ready for your review.
  • In your dashboard, you’ll see a notification on the right hand side: “You have an active Consulting Project with [Consultant Name].” Click on this link.
  • The link will take you to a “Create a Project” page. Review the consultation details for accuracy.
  • If you want edits to the project, please request them by emailing the consultant. If all the details look good to you, please click “Accept Project” to proceed with the consultation.

Step 5: Making Payment:

  • After accepting the project, a “Pay for Project” button will appear in the same section.
  • Click this button and follow the prompts to complete your payment.

Step 6: Consultation Process:

  • Once the payment is made, the consultant will then begin working on your project.
  • Communication with your consultant about the Consulting Agreement is conducted via email throughout the project.

Step 7: Project Completion:

  • After the consultation is complete, your consultant will select “Complete the Engagement” in their dashboard.
  • This action prompts GrubStreet to release the payment to the consultant.

Step 8: Providing Feedback:

  • A Consultant Feedback Form will then appear in your dashboard.
  • Please fill out this form to provide your feedback. Note: Your feedback will be sent directly to GrubStreet’s staff, not to the consultant.