Key positions held:Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Stephen Crane Associates Vice President-Operations – Longchamp s, Inc. of New YorkArea Director of Food and Beverage for Sheraton Corporation of AmericaCorporate Director-Food and Beverage for Princess Cruises Resorts and HotelsCorporate Director-Food and Beverage of American Golf Corporation.


  • Americas


Educated at UCLA, Don has opened and operated more than seventy restaurants, nine hotels and six country clubs during his career. Recognized as an industry 'expert', Don also provides Expert Witness Support in foodservice related litigation. Don is a twelve year member of FCSI and a Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) accredited by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Avalier & Associates has provided Management Advisory Services to the foodservice industry for more than 18 years.

Market Segments

  • Business and Industry/Food Services
  • Casinos
  • Clubs
  • Cruise Lines
  • Family Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Resorts

Area Of Expertise

  • Accounting & Financial Controls
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Management
  • Distribution & Procurement
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Kitchen Design
  • Litigation Support/Expert Witness
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedure & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Management
  • Training

Food Facility Design

  • No

Management Advisory Services

  • Yes

Membership Grade

  • Professional (TAD)


  • Consultant


  • Avalier & Associates

Profile Title

  • Principal



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