FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-515399
This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in the food, beverage, and nutrition industry. He earned his BS in psychology from the University of Washington and is a chartered financial analyst. He has formerly served as the director of food, wine, and agribusiness research for Deutsche Bank, the senior vice president of equity research for D.A. Davidson & Co., and the director of strategic ventures for Post Holdings. Currently, this expert is a senior analyst ...
Expert Witness: E-504393
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 ...
Expert Witness: E-015772
This expert has successfully aided many national and international medical device companies with on-site help during FDA audits, FDA-483 responses, Warning Letter Responses, Consent Decree Corrections, ISO audits and readiness, developing and implementing compliant quality systems. She is a former FDA Regional Medical Device Expert and currently provides personalized, FDA regulatory and quality solutions and training to both small and large companies, and entrepreneurs. ...
Expert Witness: E-069867
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 independent restaurants including: Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia; The Pop Shop, ...
Expert Witness: E-151673
This expert has over 30 years of experience consulting as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She earned her BS in Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Nutrition and Food Service Management and her MS in Human Nutrition and Food Service Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is actively involved in her industry as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the California Dietetic Association, Consultant Dietitians of California, Consultant ...
Expert Witness: E-035814
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.
Expert Witness: E-078232
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 Restaurant Instructor in Restaurant and Bar Management for Florida International ...
Expert Witness: E-071429
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 seafood restaurant company.
Expert Witness: E-157104
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.
Expert Witness: E-156315
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 in our consulting field. Those skills, and specifically, his passion for ...
Expert Witness: E-040585
This expert has a wide ranging expertise in organic chemistry, polymers, and materials science. He earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology and gained post-graduate experience at AT&T Bell Laboratories. His current research includes the synthesis, physical characterization, and application of dendritic and hyperbranched polymers and materials for marine applications, such as repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and ...
Expert Witness: E-078072
This expert has 40 years experience in packaging, materials technology, management, strategic planning and R&D working for resin producers, converters, and food companies. He currently provides consulting services for the plastics industry in regards to food packaging, protective packaging, plastics processing and plastics resins.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Restaurant Patron Suffers Esophageal Damage After Swallowing Foreign Object FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

…  swallowed a foreign object that accidentally fell into her food. As per the medical records, the patient suffered damage to her …  lining, including soft tissue tears along the lining and comorbid infections. An expert in food impactions was sought to discuss …

Food And Beverage Giant Accused Of Marketing Fraud FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

Food And Beverage Giant Accused Of Marketing Fraud

…  case involves a class action against a food and beverage giant following the launch of a microwavable food product. The new …

Foreign Object In Bottled Beverage Causes Severe Injury FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

Foreign Object In Bottled Beverage Causes Severe Injury

…  object. An expert familiar with the protocol for bottling and canning beverages was sought to discuss industry policies and procedures to ensure safe …

Chemotherapy Patient Contracts Gastrointestinal Infection From Consuming Shellfish FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

…  cervical cancer. The patient went to a wedding in Maine and consumed shellfish that was offered during the cocktail hour. By the end of the night, the patient had symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting. She was rushed to the hospital …

Child Contracts E-Coli From Allegedly Contaminated Lettuce FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

…  the e coli infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome and kidney failure. It was alleged that the lettuce in question was purchased …  of health for DNA testing. Counsel sought an expert in food-born contaminants to determine where the e coli sample originated …

Elderly Man Injured After Falling In Unsafe Restaurant Bathroom FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

…  Immediately upon entering the bathroom, the man slipped and fell sustaining several injuries, including a broken hip and a broken wrist. Because the hallway near the bathroom had no cameras, no …

Food Safety Expert Discusses Customer Injury from Foreign Object in Meal FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

This case involves a patron of a fast casual restaurant chain who suffered injuries after ingesting a foreign object in his meal. At the time of the incident in question, the man was eating lunch with several of his colleagues from work at the the restaura …

Child is Severely Burned by Hot Coffee on Ferry Ride FOOD AND BEVERAGE Expert Case

Child is Severely Burned by Hot Coffee on Ferry Ride

…  coffee was placed on a booth table in front of the child, and the coffee was served at a temperature of 190 degrees at the time of the …  The child required a number of skin grafts for treatment, and also suffers from permanent …