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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hotel & Restaurant and Food

Keywords/Search Terms:

Restaurant Operations, Dram Shop and Alcohol Service, Income and Profit Evaluations, Restaurant Training, Slip and Falls, Restaurant Wages and Tips, Food Safety, Customer and Employee Safety, Restaurant Harassment, Restaurant Business Damages, Restaurant Feasibility Studies


BS Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Masters Social Psychology, San Diego State University

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Alan has had over 42 years experience in the food industry as an owner, operator, consultant and teacher. For the past 10 years, he has been a full time instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Alan has had 25 years of extensive management experience in fine dining and fast casual operations. Through his 2 companies, Keystone Hospitality Solutions and Food Startup Help, he has been a consultant to help develop a wide variety of restaurant concepts as well as projects to turn around struggling operations and a consultant to those looking to develop and bring food products to market. He has also been awarded 7 grants from the Federal Government and New York State to work on sustainability issues within the hospitality industry. Alan has organized workshops, conferences and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association and has been a speaker and author of hospitality related business articles on management strategies, food service operations and franchising. He has been featured in a variety of business media publications such as and Full Service Restaurant Magazine. In addition, Alan has ownership interest in a highly successful chain of San Diego based Natural Foods Markets. Alan has been a legal expert witness in a wide variety of cases related to the hospitality field including: Restaurant Operations Restaurant Income and Profit Analysis Hospitality Slips and Falls and Customer Safety Restaurant Wages and Tips Issues Food Safety Alcohol Service Liabilities and Dram Shop Hospitality Harassment and Discrimination Restaurant Training Business Damages and Restaurant Feasibility Studies