Jeffrey is a 32+ year veteran of creating, operating, Coaching and consulting with successful food service concepts that include national and international chains, franchises and independent operators. He is an award winning business Coach, consultant, speaker, writer and blogger offering real world Coaching and consulting help on every facet of the food service & hospitality business.
Jeffrey is also the president and founder of Summers Hospitality Group®, a full-service, worldwide, Hospitality Coaching and consulting firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. Besides helping clients achieve success by working with them one-on-one, he frequently speaks at and attends numerous industry events as well as at local, state and national small business groups in order to share his passion for the business of food and hospitality.
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Public Speaking & Facilitation
If you need a professional speaker or facilitator for your event or business group, check out our speaking and facilitation page here. We constantly travel the country speaking on topics such as marketing, operations, staffing and any general or specific business issues related to the food service and hospitality industry or we can create a unique presentation just for your group or business.
SHG® clients run the gamut of hotels, spas, nightclubs, QSR’s, cafeterias, fast food, convenience stores, casual full-service and fine dining restaurants, banquet and catering facilities and numerous other retail businesses.
Jeffrey has written over 1,000 articles and given dozens of interviews and speeches, all which have been featured in numerous industry websites, magazines, newsletters, blogs and forums including:
We also maintain an active membership in the following groups and industry associations where I am frequently asked to contribute my expertise and real world advice:
- The National Restaurant Association
- The Texas Restaurant Association
- The California Restaurant Association
- The Illinois Restaurant Association
- The Missouri Restaurant Association
- The Society of Hospitality Management
- The Professional Business Coaches Alliance
- The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and
- Several local and state Chambers of Commerce
(We also love meeting passionate and brilliant people throughout the business world, so feel free to connect with us on any of the social networks listed below.)
Reasons Why Businesses Call Me
Expertise On Demand
We don’t think you should ever seek help from someone who has never successfully done what it is that you want to do. There is simply no substitute for successful experience. We’re not theorists. We are successfully experienced operators. When you face a challenge, you want someone who has been there before, found a solution and gotten results. Utilizing our years of successful experience allows you to get the exact fit you need to solve a problem or take advantage of any given opportunity.
If you’re unsure about what you need to do or about where you can turn to for help, then just call us toll free and discuss your situation totally free and totally confidential. It’s the last call you need to make in order to find help with either your situation or the ability to take advantage of an opportunity to grow your business.
Why hire additional staff for one single problem or task? Often, you need help on a temporary basis to address an immediate or intermittent need or solve a problem. Once the crisis is over, the staff becomes unnecessary overhead.
Hiring us allows you to address the issue(s) without committing to a long-term employment relationship.
We also utilize either a consulting methodology or a coaching methodology (or both) when addressing our client’s needs. This makes the project or engagement more affordable and offers the ultimate flexibility for any operator of any size or concept to take full advantage of our experience and expertise in order to get help or to realize a particular opportunity.
You don’t always need to pay a premium to add costly experienced restaurant managers to your permanent staff. Making Summers Hospitality Group® available to your less seasoned players means that you can save money without putting your business at risk. You pay only for the expertise you need, when you need it. You also pay for the work alone–not the employment taxes, benefits, and other overhead costs associated with increasing headcount.
100% Effective Guarantee
The products and services offered by me at Summers Hospitality Group® have a high degree of real world value. In addition, the cost can be spread out over time if necessary (for ongoing clients) and everything we do, comes with our 100% Effective Guarantee!
Continued Follow-up & Support
We also don’t just cut and run after the smoke (and the check) clears either. We continue to follow up with you up to several months afterward, to monitor your progress and advise you on continuing to work your plan or change it if factors warrant.
Sometimes you just need a fresh point of view, from someone without a stake in preserving the status quo. We can provide that objective view of the issues and help find solutions you may have overlooked.