FOOD EXPERT WITNESSES

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-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-078028
This expert has over 40 years of food science and packaging industry experience and held the Cryovac Chair at Clemson University as the first endowed professorship in packaging science in the U.S. He is a Fellow of Institute of Packaging Professionals and Institute of Food Technologists. He has presented at six World Food Congresses two World Packaging Congresses, the 1st Save Food Congress and was a delegate at the World Food Summit: five years later. He has been ...
Expert Witness: E-073259
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 area.
Expert Witness: E-065110
This expert in toxicology had a 22-year career in regulatory positions at the Food and Drug Administration. The expert joined the FDA in 1977 and served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and as the Director of Division of Toxicological Research. Following retirement from Federal service, he was also the State Toxicologist, Chemical Terrorism Laboratory Director, and State Counterterrorism Coordinator working ...
Expert Witness: E-055427
This expert trains on all phases of the food service operation. He is a certified ServSafe Instructor, Registered Examination Proctor, Certified SURE HACCP Food Safety Trainer, and Certified SURE HACCP Food Safety Manager. The SURE HACCP Food Safety Manager Certification is approved by the International HACCP Alliance. Prior to his food safety experience, he worked at a variety of hospitals in the Midwest as Director of Nutrition Service.
Expert Witness: E-046547
This expert's experience focuses on process design to achieve maximum efficiency and optimum food product quality. He has served as an expert in a variety of situations dealing primarily with process and equipment design. Several of the cases have involved patent litigation, including detailed review of documents, development of expert reports, appearance at depositions and testimony before juries. He graduated with a BS and MS from The Ohio State University, and a PhD ...
Expert Witness: E-009480
This expert is recognized as one of the country's top food safety trainers and has 25+ years experience as a food safety consultant in the food industry. Currently, he has recently retired as president and founder of an independent food service practice which provides consulting and training to food service and lodging companies throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The expert was involved in the creation of the ServSafe instructional series which is ...

FOOD EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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

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

Food And Beverage Giant Accused Of Marketing Fraud FOOD 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 product was marketed as a healthy, low-calorie dinner …  and artificial flavors. It was alleged that the food and beverage giant used misleading advertising to sell its products. An …

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

Child is Severely Burned by Hot Coffee on Ferry Ride

This case involves a young child who was severely burned on a ferry ride when hot coffee spilled on her. The 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 accident. Th …

Restaurant Customer is Killed by Allergic Reaction to Food FOOD Expert Case

Restaurant Customer is Killed by Allergic Reaction to Food

This case involves an individual who suffered a severe allergic reaction at a fast casual restaurant in Connecticut. The plaintiff had a known, severe allergy to shellfish, which he indicated to restaurant staff. As a result, restaurant staff advised him t …