Expert Qualifications

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. He was the formerly the owner of a thriving restaurant, The Shore Bird, for 23 years and held the title of president of the California Restaurant Association. Additionally, he was the chairman of the CRA Education Foundation. He was also an adjunct professor of hospitality at the University of California San Francisco and an adjunct professor for the hotel and restaurant school at California State Polytechnic University. This expert is quite involved in his field, having authored several foodservice articles and guides as well as being a regular columnist for a few foodservice publications. Currently, he serves as the founder of a foodservice hospitality and retail consulting firm based in California.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BS, Economics, Oregon State University
  • Certified, Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association
  • Member, Foodservice Consultants Society International
  • Member, Chaine de Rotisseurs
  • Former, Owner, The Shore Bird
  • Former, President, California Resturant Association
  • Former, Chairman, California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Hospitality, University of California San Francisco
  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Hotel and Restaurant, California State Polytechnic University
  • Former, Professional Speaker, CSP National Speakers Association
  • Current, Founder, a foodservice hospitality and retail consulting firm in CA

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