The old saying is, "Those who can't, teach". I've changed it to, "The best teachers are those who can".
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.
-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.
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
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.
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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.
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