Arlene Spiegel, FCSIBiographyArlene Spiegel, founder and President of Arlene Spiegel & Associates, is a restaurant, retail and foodservice consultant, team builder and a multiple award winner for excellence in foodservice operations and branding. As the former Director of the Global Food and Beverage Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Spiegel has clearly proven her food and beverage skills to the betterment of her restaurant and hospitality clients.As a third generation restaurateur, Arlene has dedicated her entire professional life studying the eating and purchasing habits of consumers in every possible food and beverage environment. Having owned and operated successful restaurants in the New York area, Ms. Spiegel understands first hand, the challenges, responsibilities and rewards of ownership. Her restaurants, The Garden of Eating, capitalized on the growing demand for good for you style eating and resulted in Ms. Spiegel receiving the coveted Pacesetter Award and The Small Business Woman of the Year Award.For over twenty years of working with all segments of the restaurant industry, including corporate chains, independent entrepreneurs, hospitality, retail, contract management and entertainment clients, Ms. Spiegel, has been highly successful in developing new franchise concepts, master planning food and beverage venues, engineering profitable menus and orchestrating roll-out programs. Her enthusiasm brings new spirit and energy to all of her projects.Her knowledge of strategic planning, systems, processes, trends, operations analysis, concept development, menu development, financial modeling, brand positioning and franchising, offer her clients a holistic approach to creating successful business outcomes.Ms. Spiegel also specializes in Business Transformation consulting which is the process by which an organization can identify and optimize its value to achieve true and sustainable prosperity.Ms. Spiegel is a member of the National Restaurant Association, The Foodservice Consultants Society International, The IBM Foodservice Consulting Consortium, The Roundtable for Women in Foodservice, The Women s Foodservice Forum and she served as the National Chairperson for the Symposium on Food Trends. She is on the Board of Advisors of Mobil Travel Guide and Senior Lifestyles, Corp. and a contributing editor to several National trade publications often appearing on the pages of The Wall St. Journal, NY Times and Crain s NY Business. She is a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC.


  • Americas


Expert in Food Halls; Fast Casual; Ghost Kitchens; Gaming; Hotels; Entertainment; Corporate Catering; Developing RFP; Retail; Drive-Thru; Franchise; Chain Development; Recipe Standardization;Logistics and Flow of People, Product, Processes.

Market Segments

  • Airport Facilities
  • Amusement & Theme Parks
  • Armed Forces
  • Branded Concepts
  • Business and Industry/Food Services
  • Casinos
  • Clubs
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Convenience Stores
  • Cruise Lines
  • Family Restaurants
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Hotels/Motels
  • In Flight Catering
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Museums
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Resorts
  • Retail
  • Sports Arenas
  • Supermarkets
  • Tourism
  • Transport

Area Of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Management
  • Dietary & Nutrition
  • Distribution & Procurement
  • Finance Raising/Corporate Finance
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Foodservice Merchandising
  • Franchising
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • ITT (Catering Business)
  • Kitchen Design
  • Litigation Support/Expert Witness
  • Management Recruitment & Development
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedure & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Management
  • Sustainability
  • Training

Food Facility Design

  • Yes

Management Advisory Services

  • Yes

Membership Grade

  • Professional (TAD)


  • Consultant


  • Arlene Spiegel & Associates, Inc.

Profile Title

  • President



345 East 73rd Street, New York, New York, 10021, United States