John approaches speaking with both enthusiasm and organization. He brings real world experiences and examples to the table while establishing a connection to his audience. While his reputation in the industry and credentials are second to none, his presentation style is unassuming and engaging.
John's involvement in any seminar or meeting would be a tremendous asset to any organization. He is organized, professional and a pleasure to work with.
John F. Stika, President - Certified Angus Beed Brand
John’s leadership style was so apparent and significant to our students, faculty, and staff, that we invited him to be an Honorary Degree Recipient at our Inaugural Class Commencement in 2008. He is a refreshing, talented, and charismatic leader, forever blazing the path to success and positively influencing those he comes in contact with along the way.
Arthur J. Gallagher, President - Johnson and Wales University
John’s creativity and management skills have earned him widespread respect within the culinary industry and as a result he is a sought-after advisor, guest speaker, and committee member. In fact, he is an advisory board member at New York’s City Harvest as well as here at the Culinary Institute of America, where he has served as commencement speaker on three occasions and was awarded an honorary Master’s Degree.
Dr. Time Ryan, President - The Culinary Institute of America
In this industry, those that can truly inspire are among the few and we are delighted that you were able to spend time with our group to do just that. You have an undeniable talent and passion for the food and beverage industry and a message that resonates in real time operational practices.
Dianna Stoffer, Corporate Manager, Food and Beverage Concepts and Innovation - InterContinental Hotels Group