Jack Groot
  • Male
  • Holland, MI
  • United States
  • Midwest Barista School
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Jack Groot's connections

  • Franklin Foodservice
  • Bob Levin
  • Terri Hitchcock
  • Piper Restaurant
  • FoodCalc
  • Alyson Mar, RD
  • Dave&Tammy
  • Dan Dean
  • TampTamp
  • David heilbrunn
  • Bruce Milletto
  • Rita Kaminsky
  • Steve MacDowall
  • Chris Hooton
  • Bryn Jones
 

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Profile Information

Title
Founder and principal
Company
Midwest Barista School
Website
http://midwestbaristaschool.com
Interests
Consulting, Networking, Gaining Knowledge
Personal Quote
The old saying is, "Those who can't, teach". I've changed it to, "The best teachers are those who can".
Biography
I was born and raised in West Michigan and have been in the hospitality industry most of my adult life including a 4 star/4 diamond hotel. I graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Food Service Management in 1983.

Current projects:
-Founder/owner, JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar, Holland, Michigan since 1993.
-Principal, On Track Coffee Consulting.
-Columnist, Specialty Coffee Retailer magazine.
-Created Rubyjuice, a juice and smoothie bar concept, franchised it and then sold to Nashville-based Cutting Edge Foods.
-Principal, Midwest Barista School (MBS)
-Certified judge for SCAA Barista Competitions.
Years in the Industry
20+

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At 8:48pm on May 12, 2008, Jason Haeger said…
Hi Jack.

Thanks for the add. Nice to see more coffee folks around.
At 11:12am on May 9, 2008, Kathleen Milazzo said…
Hello Jack! Nice to meet you. Sorry but coffee is just not my thing, I've been drinking a lot of water and ice lately, I love soda but cut down. Come and see the first image of my first grandson on my page. He'll be here about Oct. 6
At 9:23pm on May 8, 2008, Adam R. Cox said…
Jack, great photos! Thanks for adding me as a friend. Take care!
At 9:55am on May 8, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Hello Jack! Welcome to the Network. This is an awesome place for building relationships and insight on the business!

Check out the Leadership group on the front page for some awesome Best Practices. We are having a contest that starts Wednesday in the group that can earn you $100 to your favorite restaurant and 10,000 points on the site.

Let me know if you need any assistance with the site!

Andy
At 11:04pm on May 7, 2008, Adam R. Cox said…
Hi there:

Congratulations on joining an awesome community of Foodies, Restaurateurs and other Culinary Professionals!

There is so much to learn and do. I highly encourage you to join groups, submit photos, videos, songs. Also, to create and comment on discussions and blogs! Another great feature is working up your own profile! It is a lot of fun!

I guarantee that you will make friends and learn a few tips/tricks that will help grown your business.

I joined on January 11th, 2008 and learn something everyday. I have also made several friends!

I encourage you to join the Pacific Northwest Food Group as well as Talent Revolution & Leadership Groups.

You can also add all your new friends to your profile! (I have sent a request to you, please add me.)

IF you have any questions, please let me know.
At 10:04am on May 7, 2008, Sarah said…
Hi Jack,

Welcome to FohBoh! Enjoy the community!

Sarah
Marketing Coordinator, FohBoh
At 9:37am on May 7, 2008, Jack Groot said…
Hi Jack,

I'm glad you've joined our community. Our visitors are from over 100 countries and all interested in communicating and connecting. Check out our Rewards Program where you earn stock in FohBoh as you participate. There are hundreds of groups to join, discussions to take part in and blogs to read, as well as many great photos and videos to check out. If you have questions our FAQ doesn't cover, please don't hestitate to contact me.

Diane Cohn
VP Community Development, FohBoh
At 9:37am on May 7, 2008, Jack Groot said…
Hi Jack,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

Michael L. Atkinson
CEO | Co-Founder, FohBoh
 
 
 

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