Expertise DescriptionI have experience as a practicing food and hospitality management expert, with expertise in many service industry areas, including: facilities management; industry best practices; critical path development; pre-opening planning; menu engineering; bar / kitchen operations; safety / sanitation training; customer service; food / beverage purchasing; recipe costing / standardization; training and operations; liquor / linen control; shipping / receiving; refrigerated / dry storage; catering; room service operations; and cost containment. I am experienced in all food and hospitality industry topics associated with country clubs, chain restaurants, entertainment studios, hotels, motels, resorts, bakeries, cruise lines, and individual restaurants. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Burn Cases; Food Poisoning Cases; Foodservice Partnership Dissolution; Landlord / Tenant Dispute Resolution; Service of Alcoholic Beverages to Minor Resulting in Automobile Accident / Injury; Slip and Fall Cases; Class Action Employees Claims for Wages; Franchise Misrepresentation Allegation Claim.
My consulting experience includes: Industry best practices; Operating standards; Potential profitability calculations; Evaluation of storage practices related to potential cross contamination of food products; Onsite observations and evaluation interviews with staff to determine actual work being performed versus those detailed in position description.
I not only have complete familiarity with food preparation but have opened and operated 12 restaurants serving Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechwan style foods.
|Food Service Management Professional (FMP) accreditation|
Awards & Affiliation
|Judge for Management Advisory Services yearly recognition awards|
|Winner of the Gold Pennant Society's Award for Dining Excellence|
Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases