Ken Spahn
  • 53, Male
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • United States
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What best describes my company
Fine Dining, Upscale Casual
Ken Spahn is also a renowned culinary writer, having authored more than 300 articles over the past 20 years. Mr. Spahn is currently the Food & Restaurant Columnist for Today’s Restaurant News, Simply The Best Magazine, and Boca Raton Observer Magazine, and Sally’s Place on-line Dining Guide. He has also served as Food Critic for Boca Raton News and Happy Times Monthly newspapers; Las Olas, Boca Life, and Enlightened Practice Magazines, and various other trade and specialty publications. With his extensive experience and inside connections with literally thousands of restaurant professionals, Ken Spahn has developed an unparalleled, personal, and truly unique knowledge of restaurants, their requirements, and the key players. Ken Spahn has also been intricately involved in many culinary events over the years, and has even the honor of being serving as celebrity Judge for the prestigious Taste of The Nation, as well as the Best of Boca, Venetian Carnivale, and Chocolate Decadence Festivals.

In addition, Mr. Spahn boasts a distinguished career in business and real estate law, having served as counsel for major commercial developers, and for various national, regional, and local restaurant, hospitality, and retail establishments. He has also published four nationally recognized Law Review articles.

Mr. Spahn holds a J.D. degree with High Honors from Florida State University College of Law; and a B.S. degree with Honors in Business Marketing from Miami University in beautiful Oxford, OH. He is a member of the Florida Bar, and active in various civic and community organizations, including Share our Strength, March of Dimes, Hospice Foundation, Kids in Distress, the Boca Raton Historical Society, and the Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Spahn now resides in sunny Boca Raton, Florida.

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Ken Spahn's Blog

Restaurant Year in Review article by Ken Spahn (March-April 08 STB)

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 1:25pm 1 Comment

FYI, I thought you would find my "2007 Restaurant Year in Review" article of interest. Now appearing in the current (March-April) issue of Simply The Best Magazine. (My review of Taverna Kyma also appears in that issue).
I would attach the pdf for you, if I could figure out how on this website.
Ken Spahn

Restaurant Placement Group 561-869-4796

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At 7:03pm on September 10, 2009,
Ty Sullivan
Hey Ken,
Hope all is well my friend!
I'm the Director if Marketing for a large QSR management group in NYC and until next week the Marketing FohBohist.
I'm heading down to Fort Lauderdale for a few days from the 17th though the 21st and while I'm there I was hoping to try to do some interviews for possible job openings in the Marketing field while there.
I really want to relocate my family to the area and was wondering if you have heard of any buzz or contacts I might be able to reach out to.
Even if you know of any head hunters you could steer me towards that would be helpful.
Thanks friend and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
At 5:41pm on October 29, 2008, Bill Baumgartner said…
Hi Ken,

First, thank you for your positive feeback on my post, "What's the Next Step?"

I was also excited to learn, by reading your profile, that you are from Cincinnati.
I grew up in Cincy.

What part of town did you live?
Did you go to High School there?

Hamilton, Ohio
At 2:48pm on October 24, 2008, Deb Brubaker said…
Hey ken, We met a while back. I am running a pretty big charity event on November 11th and we had a couple of restaurants fall out at the last minute. Do you have any contacts that might want to jump on an opportunity to be in front of potentially 1000 new patrons?
At 9:15am on August 5, 2008, Ken Spahn said…
FROZEN TREATS. The Dog Days of summer are upon us, so thought you might enjoy my "Frozen Treats" article (attached), appearing in the current (July-Aug '08) issue of Simply The Best magazine. ...
At 9:13am on August 5, 2008, Ken Spahn said…

Here's my "Frozen Delights" aritcle appearing in current (Jul-Aug '08) Simply The Best magazine. Enjoy
At 6:03am on March 24, 2008,
Eduardo Felipe
Hi Ken,
I'm a new guy here trying to meet some people from the food business industry and also trying to get a job.
Is it hard to join your company?
I've being working in the industry for about 14 years doing a lot of different tasks in all kinds of restaurants. If it's possible i can send my resume and some reference letters for you.
Please, let me know ok?
Eduardo Felipe
At 10:26am on February 7, 2008, Ken Spahn said…
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