Restaurant & Food Business Coach
Hello, My Name is John Levy and I am a Restaurant Coach with Be A Beacon In Your Industry. First, I want to welcome you all and let you know that I look forward to getting to know all of you and second, I cannot wait to share with you all the knowledge I have gained over the years.
I have 25 years of experience working throughout the Restaurant Industry, which as provided me with a lot of knowledge to share. I have experience with opening and operating restaurants, menu development, front & back of house procedures and symmetry, event & catering planning and much more. As a coach for Be A Beacon In Your Industry I will help you read and understand the map In front of you. In doing so, you will be able to understand what it is to open your business, develop and grow as your understanding becomes stronger. At the end of the day my goal is to help you find your way to and reach your summit, know then that the other ones you see in front of you can be climbed too.
To help understand me better I want to tell a short synopsis of myself. I am an Eagle Scout, started as a Tiger Scout. From this part of my life, I have learned to appreciate the solitude and comfort nature offers, and bring that emotion to the restaurant industry. This industry provides humanity the same way nature does in more ways than one may realize. When I was 14, I got a job at KFC as a prep-cook and once in high school I got a job running a small kitchen at a local sports bar. Since then, I have held many positions within the kitchen and front of the house. This is when I realized how when you understand oh the kitchen and front of the house flows and bends with the ebb and flows of the shifts, is when you see how it is similar to the days of time.
I have become a coach for these very reasons and understandings. I have worked alongside many individuals within this industry and can always spot when someone realizes that it is not the satisfaction of cooking something you thought of or making that perfect drink or to having your best day as a server, but the way it makes that person feel and remember something all because of something you created. So as my Cohort I want you all to keep this one thing in mind. Always take that second to stand back and look from the outside, as though you are the one reading the book. By that, I mean take your time on Your trail to Your summit.
Likes: Being Outside, Cooking, Walking My Dog
Dislikes: Days & Weeks always feel too short, Arrogance & Ignorance and Fiddlehead IPA (I Know but, what can I say)