RESTAURANT 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-019899
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 Instructor of Culinary Management at a Culinary School in New York, and as an ...
Expert Witness: E-156926
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 as a freelance consultant and SCORE Mentor
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-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-073038
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 States. Prior to founding his hospitality consulting firm, he was with Paramount ...
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-071435
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 procedures that help guide ownership in their pursuit of improved operations.
Expert Witness: E-056917
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 beverage for multiple facilities. Recently, he spent 6 years as the General ...
Expert Witness: E-019310
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 Coordinator with Expedia, and currently serves as a Facilities Manager at a major ...

RESTAURANT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hotel Premises Liability Case Prompts Debate Over Industry Maintenance Standards RESTAURANT Expert Case

…  slipping and falling on a puddle of water in the hotel’s restaurant. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant hotel was negligent in …  for 30+ years and had held positions including manager, restaurant director, owner/operator, board member, and consultant. The …

Restaurant Patron Suffers Burn Injuries From Excessively Hot Drink RESTAURANT Expert Case

…  Houston, Texas who ordered a cup of green tea at a sushi restaurant. The server placed the cup of hot tea down in front of the man while …  The spill caused the man severe burns on his thighs. The restaurant used an industrial coffee maker which heated the water to around 200 …

Casino Layout Fails To Account For Wheelchair Accessibility RESTAURANT Expert Case

Casino Layout Fails To Account For Wheelchair Accessibility

…  woman was attempting to exit the casino area to enter a restaurant in a lower-traffic area of the casino floor. Unbeknownst to her, …  an unmarked drop between this area of the casino and the restaurant. Upon exiting, the wheelchair slipped over the unmarked step-down …

Elderly Man Injured After Falling In Unsafe Restaurant Bathroom RESTAURANT Expert Case

…  after slipping in the bathroom of a well-known chain restaurant. The bathroom floor had recently been mopped but had not been …  off to customers despite the floor still being wet. The restaurant staff did not put up any wet floor warning signs or slip-resistant …

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

…  case involves a patron of a fast casual restaurant chain who suffered injuries after ingesting a foreign object in his …  lunch with several of his colleagues from work at the the restaurant, where he ordered a burrito. After several bites, the man suddenly …