Food Service Industry Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses in the food service industry practice in a variety of fields, including restaurant management, food safety and sanitation, hospitality, culinary arts, and nutrition. Some of the most common specialties among these expert witnesses also include investigations into foodborne illnesses, kitchen equipment safety, alcohol service protocols, food labeling regulations, and compliance with dietary restrictions. They have provided opinions on the effects of improper food handling, inadequate staff training, violations of health codes, misrepresentation of ingredients, and negligence in maintaining kitchen equipment.

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Hotels and Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile


Hotels and Restaurants Expert Witness

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New York

This expert is a recognized authority and consultant in the hotel industry. He operates his hotel, hospitality and consulting practice specializing in operational audits and the effectiveness of hotel franchising agreements and litigation support assignments. Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, this expert was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International...

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Warehouse Operations Safety and Forklift Expert Witness

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This expert has been working with supermarket inventory for over 15 years. He worked as an Inventory Controller for Save-A-Lot for a number of years, where he was responsible for daily monitoring and maintenance of inventory adjustments, shipping, and receiving, and he was also a member of the Safety Committee. Currently, this expert is a Shift Manager at a major food warehouse, overseeing day to...

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Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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This expert has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His experience includes positions at convention hotels in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as management with fortune 500 restaurant companies in major cities throughout the country. He specializes in restaurant and hotel openings and consulting, as well as restaurant operations including safety and...

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Fisheries Expert Witness

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New York

This expert has over 50 years of experience in the fisheries industry. Most of his career was spent at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in various positions including Fisheries Economist and Project Manager. He participates in regional and international fisheries conferences and contributes specialized fisheries articles for publication in regional and international...

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Restaurant Operations Expert Witness

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Robert Marcarelli is a well-known and respected chef, manager and restaurant consultant known throughout the Connecticut area. He has over fifteen years of hands-on business experience in restaurants, retail, catering, and the hospitality industry and over 20 years in business management. Robert’s experiences of working in the front and back of the house are what give him the competitive edge...

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Food Services / Restaurants Expert Witness

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New Jersey

This expert earned his Ph.D in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. His research interests focus on the areas technology and foodservice; he has successfully published works in Hospitality Review Journal and Journal of Foodservice Business Research. His teaching experience include food and beverage management and hospitality management.

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Resturant Operations Expert Witness

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This restaurant industry expert has 30+ years of experience in hospitality. He earned a B.S. in Restaurant Management from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and an M.B.A. in Hospitality from Lynn University. His experience ranges from corporate training to independent entrepreneurship. Presently he operates a thriving consulting buesiness and currently serves as the Lead...

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Restaurants Foodservice Management Training Expert Witness

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This expert is the owner of a premier Restaurant and Foodservice consultancy that provides Management Advisory Services. He has expansive industry knowledge and tight focus on restaurant fundamentals obtaining positive performance results for client’s, independents, regional and national chains and start-up concepts. Additionally, he is a Host and Co-Host for several popular food shows.

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Restaurant Operations Expert Witness

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New York

This expert restaurant consultant has a wealth of experience as a professional chef and restaurant manager with varied experience in both New York City and the Caribbean. For several years, she owned and operated a successful restaurant and bar on St John in the US Virgin Islands and later operated a number of high volume restaurants in New York, including Le Pain Quotidien. She currently works...

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Hospitality/Restaurants Expert Witness

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New York

This expert has 37 years of experience in the field of Hospitality and Restaurants. He earned his BS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MA in Social Psychology at San Diego State University. He is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association and has written articles for several restaurant and hospitality publications. He currently holds academic appointments as a Faculty...

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Restaurants Expert Witness

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This expert has over 35 years of owning and operating independent restaurants, now "coaching" restaurateurs in purchasing, planning, opening, and operations of the business. This includes restaurant turnarounds - that is, troubled restaurants needing a coach in troubled times in ALL aspects of the restaurant business. He has advised landlords, lenders, investors, and operator/owners of...

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Foodservice Management Expert Witness

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This qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in foodservice management. He received his BS in economics from Oregon State University. He is a certified speaking professional and is considered to be one of the top foodservice speakers in North America. He is a member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Chaine de Rotisseurs, an international gastronomical society....

Food Service Industry Expert Witness FAQs

What types of cases can a Food Service Industry expert witness assist with?

A Food Service Industry expert witness can assist with cases involving food safety, restaurant management, franchising disputes, and hospitality industry standards.

How can a Food Service Industry expert witness contribute to my case?

They can provide insights on industry standards, evaluate compliance with health codes, analyze business practices, and testify on matters related to food preparation and service.

What subspecialties exist within the Food Service Industry for expert witnesses?

Subspecialties include food safety and sanitation, restaurant and hotel management, culinary arts, nutrition, foodservice equipment design, and franchise operations.

Why is it important to hire an expert witness who specializes in the Food Service Industry?

Their specialized knowledge of the industry's regulations, standards, and best practices can be crucial in establishing facts or challenging claims in your case.

Can a Food Service Industry expert witness help in cases of foodborne illness outbreaks?

Yes. They can identify potential sources of contamination, assess adherence to food safety protocols, and evaluate the response to the outbreak.

How does Expert Institute select its Food Service Industry expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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