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Restaurant expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including food safety, hospitality management, restaurant operations, franchising, and alcohol service. Some of the most common specialties among restaurant expert witnesses also include kitchen design, menu development, employee training, customer service, and food and beverage cost control. They have provided opinions on the effects of foodborne illnesses, slip-and-fall accidents, liquor liability issues, wage and hour disputes, and franchise agreement violations.

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John ManderfeldView profile

ID: 22885

Mr. John Manderfeld

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California

This expert has over 40 years of experience in the lodging and restaurant industries. He is a certified hotel administrator and a member of the California Lodging Industry Association. He previously served as the vice president of food and beverage for Metro Hotels, where he was responsible for more than 40 restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and lounges. He also served as the regional vice president...

Hotels and Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile

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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...

Marc JohnsonView profile

ID: 30691

Mr. Marc Johnson

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Texas

This well-qualified expert is located in Texas and has 8 years of experience in ice cream truck operations. He earned his AS in engineering science from Sinclair Community College and his BS in electrical engineering from Howard University. Previously, he served as a software test engineer, project manager, and operations program manager for Microsoft. Currently, he is the co-owner and founder of...

Restaurant Economics Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurant Economics Expert Witness

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New York

This expert is currently the Founder/Co-Owner of a privately held restaurant development company which employs more than 3000 people in the state of New York. The fast food component includes 21 fast food restaurants and 46 casual dining restaurants. It is one of the largest franchise groups in the casual dining franchise chain and overall the 81st largest restaurants franchise company in the...

Bill HansenView profile

ID: 40082

Mr. Bill Hansen

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Florida

This highly qualified expert has been in the food and hospitality industry for 40 years. He received his BSBA in hospitality management from Cornell University and his MS in hospitality from Florida International University. He is a certified professional catering executive and a member of the Citizens Board at the University of Miami. This expert has authored two books in his field. He currently...

Food Facilities Expert WitnessView profile

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Food Facilities Expert Witness

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Iowa

This highly qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in food service consulting with over 15 years of experience in foodservice distribution and operations management. He holds an A.A. in Foodservice Management from Iowa State University. A member of both the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Construction Specifications Institute, he has published a book on food...

Joe ManettaView profile

ID: 41631

Mr. Joe Manetta

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Pennsylvania

This highly qualified expert has nearly 20 years of working as a bartender and 15 years working in bar management. He earned his BA in marketing from the University of Pittsburg. He formerly served as club manager for the Lexus Club where he hired, trained staff, and served as management operations. He then went on to serve as the general manager for East Coast Saloons. Currently, he is manager...

Hotel  Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert WitnessView profile

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Hotel Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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Michigan

This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hotel safety and maintenance experience includes 10 years with Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites in various management positions. This expert was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel. He was honored with the Director of Services of the Year award,...

Restaurant Maintenance Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurant Maintenance Expert Witness

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Washington

This highly qualified expert earned her BA in Government & International Relations from Clark University and has been serving in facilities management for approximately 8 years. She has held various facilities management positions, starting as a facilities representative and working her way up to management. She formerly served as a Facilities Representative with Starbucks, a Facilities...

Private Club General Management Expert WitnessView profile

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Private Club General Management Expert Witness

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Virginia

This experienced hospitality expert has spent 35+ years working in hotel, resort, food/beverage, and country club settings. He earned the Grand Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and also completed additional hospitality coursework at Cornell University. The expert has held many different roles at hotels and resorts, including positions as the Director of Catering and the Director of Food and...

Restaurant Management Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurant Management Expert Witness

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Texas

This expert has accumulated over 35 years of experience in the restaurant business and has spent the last seven years as a consultant for the restaurant and bar industries, having worked with over 100 different restaurant, bar and hotel establishments in south and central Texas. This expert has knowledge and is comfortable in all phases of the restaurant & bar industry and developed...

Bar and Restaurant Management Expert WitnessView profile

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Bar and Restaurant Management Expert Witness

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California

This expert has 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry. He is a seasoned expert in all aspects of the hospitality world, including but not limited to management, acquisition, development, and financing. He has advanced and overseen the strategic business plans of numerous fine dine, high volume, quick service, and multi-unit food and beverage outlets across the Western United...

Food Service Professional Expert WitnessView profile

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Food Service Professional Expert Witness

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New York

This food service professional has a tremendous degree of expertise in multi-unit operations, cafe design and unit flow, having worked in establishments ranging from large multi-unit food operations to small boutique restaurants and beachside bars. For several years he served as the general manager of beach bars on Long Island and currently operates a 140 seat sports pub in the New York metro...

Restaurant Operations Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurant Operations Expert Witness

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Connecticut

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...

Restaurant Operations Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurant Operations Expert Witness

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Texas

This expert on Resturant Operations has 34 years of experience in all segments of the hospitality industry. He obtained his BS in Hospitality from Florida International University and held various managerial positions as well as director positions for a Pizza Chains before moving on to more senior positions in the Food and Beverage Industry. He currently works as the Director of Operations at a...

Resturant Operations Expert WitnessView profile

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Resturant Operations Expert Witness

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Florida

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...

Restaurants  Foodservice  Management  Training  Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurants Foodservice Management Training Expert Witness

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California

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.

Restaurant Operations Expert WitnessView profile

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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...

Hospitality/Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile

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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...

Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile

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Restaurants Expert Witness

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Pennsylvania

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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Restaurant Expert Witness FAQs

A restaurant expert witness provides specialized knowledge in cases involving food safety, health codes, restaurant operations, hospitality industry standards, and more.

They can be crucial in personal injury cases related to food poisoning, slip and fall accidents, wrongful termination suits, or disputes over franchise agreements.

Yes. Many experts have experience with various cuisines and restaurant types, from fast food chains to high-end dining establishments.

They can provide insights on responsible alcohol service laws, training requirements, and standard practices within the industry.

Look for individuals with extensive experience in the restaurant industry, relevant certifications (like ServSafe), and ideally prior experience as an expert witness.

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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